The MIF recognises disruptive ideas through personalised business mentorship, strategic business direction, and access to partner networks and industry leaders
Indian start-ups Dhruva Space and Dozee have been awarded by the Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF) for their innovative solutions. Dhruva Space, based in Hyderabad, develops indigenous satellite technology that has been used by the Indian transportation ecosystem and in several government projects.
Bengaluru-based Dozee has built a remote patient monitoring platform that had a significant impact during the COVID-19 outbreak by enabling healthcare workers to access remote data of patients, thereby saving hundreds of lives.
In the Business (For-Profit) segment, other winners included qure.ai, an AI-led health-tech start-up that helps detect abnormalities in the lungs and brain via X-rays and CT scans and Ishitva Robotic Systems, which has built cost-effective AI-powered sorting machinery for large-scale waste management.
In the Social (Not-for-profit) segment, the Marico Innovation Foundation recognised Indian Development Review, a community platform that provides literacy and development lessons to the uneducated, Rythu Sadhikara Samstha, a farmer empowerment organisation that promotes natural farming techniques and Khushi Baby, a digital health platform that makes prenatal and neonatal healthcare accessible to rural women.
The Awards also recognised the Government of India's CoWin platform as the 'Global Game Changer' this year.
The Marico Innovation Foundation, founded nearly a decade ago, nurtures and scales disruptive ideas through personalised business mentorship, strategic business direction and access to partner networks and industry leaders. Through its no-equity rapid acceleration programme ‘Scale-Up’, MIF has impacted over 60 innovations in over 15 sectors and connected entrepreneurs to more than 100 mentors.
"The awards showcase exemplary solutions from the next-gen Indian innovators who are tirelessly working towards the growth and development of the nation," said Harsh Mariwala, founder of Marico Innovation Foundation and chairman of Marico Ltd.
He added that MIF proudly honours such disruptive innovations and believes that with the right support and nurturing, every business has the potential to create a scalable impact for a future-ready India.
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