Titan Design Impact Awards seek innovations that solve social problems


Renowned fashion accessory company Titan Company Ltd has called for entries of innovative product designs for its newly launched ‘Design:Impact Awards for Social Change’. Organized in collaboration with Tata Trusts, this award is a project-based grant that aims to positively impact underprivileged communities and needs of society by encouraging and inspiring bright minds to design for the benefit of Indian society.

Titan Design Impact Awards endeavors to identify product design innovators in India who would like to upscale their products’ reach to a larger community. The program will mentor grassroots innovators who have been able to design creative product solutions for social problems using whatever means available.

Shortlisted innovators get to engage with experts in design, social innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship through workshops and interviews. Individuals entrepreneurs or teams of product design innovators who have prototyped their products focusing on social needs can apply. Further, social product innovations by foreign nationals implementable in India can also be considered.

Winning innovators will be financially supported upto INR65 lakhs along with recognition, and mentorship. At later stages, grant recipients will also be given the opportunity to apply for seed capital for further funding. Post the awards, Titan could also consider a multi-year support for some of the chosen grantees as part of its CSR strategy.

Date: 26.09.2017 | Source: Dare2compete


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