About Omidyar Network India
Omidyar Network India invests in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations, ranging from the poorest among us to the existing middle class.
Omidyar Network India is part of The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of companies, organisations and initiatives, supported by philanthropists Pam and Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay.
About the Challenge
The Digital Society Challenge is intended to support innovators who are making the internet safer for the Next Half Billion. The challenge does not have any specific sectoral focus as long as the underlying idea helps advance digital safety.
Type of Innovation
They are looking for ideas or solutions that directly impact individuals. While we actively fund research, surveys and events, we will not be doing so under this Challenge.
Applications under this challenge could be either:
- A direct-to-individual setting where the solution is directly provided to internet users, ideally the NHB. As an illustration, this could be an app that provides users with information about digital risks or training gram panchayat members on these issues.
- An organisation-to-organisation setting where a solution directly empowers another organisation that is catering to individuals. As an illustration, this could be an open-source tool that non-profits can use to engage their beneficiaries in a privacy-protecting environment.
The challenge is open to both for-profits as well as non-profit organisations under three distinct tracks.
Participants must clearly review the requirements of each track and must submit their application under the track applicable to them. There will not be cross-transfer of applications between different tracks. Individual innovators can also apply, but they will need to collaborate with one of the eligible organisations.
The three tracks are:
Grants to non-profit entities that habitually receive grants in compliance with applicable laws. These entities must have a valid and subsisting FCRA(Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) registration.
- Service Agreements
Service Agreements to entities that habitually provide such services to their clients. Both non-profit and for-profit entities can propose service agreements
- Equity Investments
Equity investments in for-profit enterprises willing to receive equity investments. The for-profits enterprises need to be registered companies.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the challenge through this link.
Oct 23, 2020
For more details, click the link below.