Applications Open for 10th edition of Innovation for India Awards

Applications Open for 10th edition of Innovation for India Awards

Organization: Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF)

Event Duration: 20 Jun. 2024 - 17 Jul. 2024

Apply By: 17 Jul 2024


Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF) is a philanthropic institution committed to fostering and catalyzing India’s innovation landscape, and groundbreaking technologies which can create large-scale impact for millions of people.

Founded in 2003 as the not-for-profit arm of the parent company Marico Limited, MIF has 2 flagship programs:

  • Scale-Up Program
  • Innovation For India Awards


It is a platform to showcase ‘currently hidden, potentially game-changing’ Indian innovations that are creating social, environmental, or economic impact. More than just awards; they are a getaway to recognition and a symbol of excellence in innovation. The biennial program is one of the foremost innovation awards in the country.


We are inviting applicants in the following two categories:

  • Business [For-Profit]: India-based for-profit organizations that have been in operation for no more than 8 years.
  • Social [Not-For-Profit]: India-based not-for-profit organizations (government entities, philanthropic bodies, charitable trusts, multilateral agencies, community foundations, NGOs, and CSR/corporate funds) that have been in operation for no more than 12 years. Net impact should lead to equal opportunities and sustainable livelihoods.


Applicants can fill out the form here: https://form.jotform.com/MIFAwards/innovationforindiaawards_social


  • Access to MIF’s exclusive Innovation Day: A platform for winners to garner business opportunities, network with relevant people, and receive support for their work through pilots and funding.  
  • Media Coverage & Digital Exposure: An opportunity for winners to amplify their achievements, increase awareness, build credibility, and attract opportunities for networking and partnerships. Each winner stands to gain a cumulative PR value of INR 1.5 crore through during and post award amplification including dedicated coverage across premier media platforms. 
  • Each winner will also get a chance to feature in the prominent podcast, Josh Talks, and an exclusive video that will be created partnership with The Better India,
  • Access to MIF’s Scale-Up Program & Strategic Mentorship: Opportunity to be a part of MIF’s rapid acceleration Scale-Up Program (applicable if the winners meet the selection criteria of the program)
  • Leadership & Executive Presence Coaching: Personalized training sessions in the art of storytelling and executive presence by renowned coach Mr Ravishankar Iyer (CA, IIMA) who has been a storytelling coach since 2016 and has trained entrepreneurs, and leaders from across the business and social sector.

Six dedicated leadership training sessions, aimed at refining entrepreneurial leadership skills by Aparna Mehra, a Professional Certified Coach (PCCICF) with 1800+ hours of experience in leadership development and personal transformation. These sessions will focus on areas such as team building, collaboration, and conflict resolution.

  • Innovation For India Awards Showcase: An unparalleled opportunity for winners to showcase their innovation and stories to top leaders from India's business ecosystem at the Grand Finale of Innovation for India Awards

Note: MIF does not offer any kind of monetary benefits to its winners.

Applications are open from 17th June to 17th July 2024.

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Timelines for FY23


Application Window

17 June 2024 – 17 July 2024


Jury Round 1

Tuesday 3rd September 2024


Due Diligence by Knowledge Partner

Sept- Oct 2024 [45 days]


Jury Round 2

Wednesday 23rd October 2024


Grand Finale

Thursday 6th March 2025



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