Nasscom hands over social innovation awards- NSIF 2018

IoT-based patch for pregnant women among the winners

 Empathy Design Labs won NSIF 2018 winner trophy for Healthcare category

Empathy Design Labs won NSIF 2018 winner trophy for Healthcare category

A portable board that converts digital text content to its equivalent Braille output, a low cost pocket sized computer for students and an Internet of Things-based wearable patch for pregnant women to screen and monitor pregnancy were among the 10 winners of the Nasscom Social Innovation Forum awards.

The awards were presented at the WCIT 2018 and Nasscom India Leadership Forum that concluded in the city on Wednesday. An initiative of the Nasscom Foundation, in collaboration with Mphasis, the Nasscom Social Innovation Forum is a platform that fosters innovative use of technology to create sustained social impact.

Some of the winners would also be receiving ₹10 lakh as catalytic grant. A total of 1900 applications were received for the awards in the categories of financial inclusion, healthcare, environment, education and accessibility.

Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao, IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan and former Nasscom chairman B.V.R. Mohan Reddy presented the awards to the winners. A release from the Foundation said all the winners would be provided with a 12 month 'Support to Scale' mentoring from experts and leaders in the industry worth ₹20 lakh.

The winners were Pi Jam Foundation and Saajha in the education category, Blank Solutions and Thinkerbell Labs (accessibility), Empathy Design Labs and Epocare (healthcare), Danamajo and DonateKart (financial inclusion), StrataEnviro (Environment) and Schemopedia (other social issues).

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