Kick Starting India's Idea and Innovation Movement
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Important : The Last date of Idea submission has been extended to 25th October, 2014

Idea Categories and Submissions

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About the Event

  • Agenda

    'Inclusive Innovations-2014' will help and support innovations and innovators by giving innovators opportunities to discuss funding and further technology development possibilities with Industrial Houses.

  • Benefits and Prizes

    A unique platform for connectivity: Meet venture capitalists and angel investors, titans of industry, government funding agencies and other fellow innovators from different walks of life. I4C provides opportunity to the innovators to present their innovations to funders. Up to INR 5 Crore of funding is available.

  • Important Dates

    Last date for Online Submission of application form : 25th Oct 2014
    Announcement of shortlisted projects : 1st week of Nov 2014
    National Fair at Knowledgexpo 2014 : 20th - 22nd Nov 2014

Last Year’s Innovation Event

The 2013 event was a huge success with more than 9000 ideas received across 10 categories.

About i4C

What is i4C?
Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovations Corporation (i4C)

What is the mission of i4C?
i4C will act as a platform to proactively scout, showcase and handhold
technology innovations, especially aimed at the base of the pyramid. Through i4C, we wish to systematically support innovations and innovators and make them market ready. i4C will also aggressively work to promote the culture of
Innovation through crowdsourcing of new ideas, Grand Challenges and
Innovation Competitions from across the nation.

Leader Speak

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  • Dr. Arun Jamkar
    Vice Chancellor,
    Maharashtra University of Health Sciences,
    Nashik
    “We need knowledge sharing and development platforms like these, where experts and stakeholders from various domains can effectively collaborate”
  • Prof. Anil Gupta
    Executive Chair,
    National Innovation Foundation
    "Our conference on inclusive innovations will help in facilitation what I call the golden triangle of rewarding creativity; that is, innovation, investment and enterprise."
  • Dr. Anand Deshpande
    Chairman and Managing Director,
    Persistent Systems
    "At Persistent Systems, we continue to track new industry trends, explore creative development as well as encourage innovative ideas and we are delighted to host this unique and progressive conference to help foster grass roots development and innovation."
  • Hon'ble Shri K. Sankaranarayan
    Governer of Maharashtra
    "The idea is extremely interesting and I sincerely hope we can identify some innovations that will benefit the bottom of the pyramid."
  • Mr. Prataprao Pawar
    Chairman,
    Sakal Media Group
    "In order to foster innovation in India, it is important for universities and industries to work together and provide an environment that encourages innovative thinking."
  • Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar
    Ex-DG CSIR & Global Research Alliance,
    New Delhi
    "From being a third world country, India has become the third most powerful country, an achievement driven by innovation — Indian innovation — using the More from Less for More (MLM) strategy."
  • Dr. Anil Kakodkar
    Ex-Chairman Atomic Energy Commission,
    Govt. of India
    "It is essential to have such researches that would not only benefit the society but also open up business avenues."
  • Prof. V. M. Pandharipande
    Vice Chancellor,
    Dr. BAM University,
    Aurangabad
    "In order to build a strong nation, we need to be innovative. The objective of this University-Industry forum is to bring creative minds together for constructive work leading to technology of the future."
  • Mr. Anant Sardeshmukh
    Director General,
    Mahratta Chamber of commerce
    Industries and Agriculture
    "Innovation is not certainly invention. Invention may sound bit difficult but innovation is definitely much simpler and is imperative. Hence it is also essential to carry this message and create a culture fostering innovation. A confluence of Academia, Industry and government is indeed, need of the hour."
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