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Rules and Regulations

All the applications as per the category are available on the application page. IMC Offices will provide a hard copy on request.


All persons of Indian origin, from within or outside of India, are eligible to participate.

All innovations are eligible including:

The product or service capable of commercial exploitation and scalability will be considered for the Awards.

The product or service could be under development, developed or could be in the market. If the product or service is already in the

market, preference will be given to those which have not been commercially launched prior to 1 January 2017.

An applicant, who has been declared a Winner (received the prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs) in previous IMC Inclusive Innovation Award Cycles, will not be eligible to reapply for 2017 Awards Cycle for the same innovation.

The short-listed nominees who were invited for interactive session with the Jury (other than the Winner of Rs. 20 lakhs) may reapply for the same or other innovations for the 2017 Cycle of the Awards.

Evaluation of the entry will be done on the following criteria:

A product or a service which is at the stage where it can be commercialised and/or scaled up will be given preference. Timelines

The Awards will follow the following timelines:

Process Date
Last Date for receiving applications 15 December, 2017
Selection of up to 5 Nominees for Final Interactive Session with the Jury / December, 2017
Determination of Awardees/ Awards Presentation January, 2018

Efforts will be made to follow the above timelines. However, in circumstances beyond the control of Awards Management, these timelines may be shifted.

Awards Management and its sub-service providers cannot and shall not be held accountable/ liable for any disruptions/stoppages/interruptions or cancellation of the Awards or its ceremony on account of any factors whatsoever.

Any questions, problems or queries, please contact:
Ms. Selby Nambisan : | Tel: 91-22-71226659 |
Fax: 91-22-22048508 / 22838281

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