The needs of the world around us are open challenges. They call for us to design perceptive products that can create social change. Here at Design: Impact Awards, we call this kind of design-thinking ‘Effectivism’. Our mission is to recognize, support and promote visionary and transformative products and help them impact as many lives as possible.
Social change happens when the right design finds the right degree of support on both financial and promotional fronts. That’s why we support transformative design with financial grants, advocacy, mentorship and seed capital.
At different stages of the selection process, shortlisted participants get to engage with a team of design, social innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship experts through workshops, bootcamps and interviews. Our goal is to add value to the projects of all deserving participants.
Who Can Apply:
Product design innovators and teams with prototyped and tested products focusing on social needs may apply.
For example (but not restricted to):
- Entrepreneurs focused on social product innovation
- Individuals or small teams within large organisations working on a specific product innovation
- Students working as individuals or small teams
- Grassroots Innovators
- Social product innovation by foreign nationals implementable in India
Creating the application is the first step towards participating in the Design: Impact Awards. Submit your applications via the application form. Your applications must be submitted by 31st October 2017. Click here to view the qualification criteria.
Shortlisted participants will be invited to participate in the next levels which also involve engagements like workshops, bootcamps and interviews. The selection process is engagement-driven and has been designed to add value to the projects of all deserving participants. Click here for our selection parameters.
- Final Event:
Finalists will benefit from recognition across various platforms leading up to the selection of the winners. Winners will receive financial grants, mentorship opportunities and potential funding in later stages.
Winning entries will then commence their projects. They will work towards upscaling the products’ reach and impact with the help of grants, mentorship and the widespread network of Tata Trusts. Post this, opportunities for seed funding and networking for further rounds of funding may be opened up to
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