ICT & Startup Awards

About ICT & Startup Awards

In order to alleviate and to promote Indian ICT industry, the Government of India had set up a National Task Force on ICT and Software Development to examine the feasibility of strengthening the industry along with providing major fiscal incentives. India aims to trans India into a truly developed and empowered society by 2020. Apart from this the emergence of Start-Up wave in India has also become relatively new phenomenon. India is today undergoing a fundamental shift with entrepreneurship & innovation being primary catalysts in job creation and solving everyday problems. A decade ago, there used to be only a handful of Indian Start-Up success stories such as MakeMyTrip.com and Naukri.com. But now, with successes such as Flipkart, Quickr, Practo, Zomato, and Inmobi, the Indian Start-Up Ecosystem has indeed come a long way1. From Startup India, Standup India to the vision of a Digital India, the government has been building the right gateway for Indian start-ups to succeed.A collaborative effort from all stakeholders will be needed to ensure future growth of India's ICT & Startup sector. In order to recognize and reward the extraordinary performance as well achievements by ICT & Startup,ICT& Startup Awards for Excellencia 2018 concurrent with ICT4SD Conference during 30 & 31 August 2018 will be held at The VIVANTA BY TAJ, Goa, India.
In order to promote the vibrant startup ecosystem and awareness that a start-up is avehicle of rapid growth, GR foundation aims to promote innovation through recognition and reward to outstanding ICT innovations. The initiativeprovides a platform to showcase their outstanding ICT innovations with the following objectives:

  • To recognize outstanding innovations in the development and adoption of ICTs in India
  • To encourage individuals, academia, industry, government agencies and other entities to develop innovation in ICT to address India’s development challenges
  • To inspire, nurture, and facilitate Indian youth to develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by leveraging ICT
  • To raise awareness of the value of ICTs in the development of the country
  • To create a platform for showcasing innovations for the ICT industry in India

G R Foundation invites the Start-ups companies for participation in the Start-Ups Award 2018.The winners of the Start-Ups Awards will be decided by a jury comprising of eminent experts.The winners of the award will be given a felicitated with Award and certificate. As well as top 20 Start-ups will be awarded with Certificate of participation and opportunity to showcase their innovation during the conference.

ICT Award Categories

  • Excellence in ICT Business for the Year
  • Best Skill Development Enterprise for the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • ICT Leadership of the Year (Individual)
  • Best ICT Product of the Year
  • ICT Rising Star of the Year
  • Best IT Infrastructure of the Year
  • Best Innovation in ICT Solutions
  • Best R&D Company of the Year
  • Best ICT Company of the Year
  • Best Collaboration of the Year
  • Best ICT Enabled Academic Institution of the Year
  • Best ICT Initiative by Government Enterprise for Sustainable Development
  • ICT Enterprenuer of the Year (Individual)
  • Innovation of ICT in Education Solutions

startup Award Categories

  • Best ICT StartUp Promoter of the Year
  • Innovator Of The Year The IP led business leader with the potential for market disruption
  • Startup Leader Of The Year The creator of a new market that didn't exist before
  • Woman Start up Entrepreneur Of The Year The woman in business who broke the male boardroom glass ceiling
  • Best Bio-Science And Bio-Technology Startup Developing breakthrough products to make healthcare affordable, faster accessible and easy disease diagnosis and quicker recovery
  • Best Start Up In Skill Development ( Less than 3 years of establishment)
  • Best AI Startup Using machine intelligence for fast forwarding growth in the least time
  • B2B Startup Of The Year Young b2b businesses offering products and services with highest client acquisitions
  • Best Incubation Centre The incubator with highest number of successful graduates along with number of jobs and IP generated
  • Digital / Online Start-up
  • Green Entrepreneur Startup of the Year (This entrepreneur will specialise in environmental industries, clean tech and sustainability. There will be clear evidence of their positive environmental impact and their business’ ability to create positive change and influence thinking)

Last Date for Award Nomination August 10, 2018

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Rules and Regulations for Award Nominations

  • All the information received will be kept confidential and shall be used only for the purpose of evaluation.
  • Shortlisted entries will be asked to provide additional information, if need be.
  • The Entry fee for participation is INR 20000 Per Category.
  • If a Nominee prefers to submit a nomination for more than 1 category, Individual Nomination for should be filled for each category.
  • For any further information please feel free to call +91 -9998223930 or logon to www.ict4sd.org.
  • Only Key Personnel/Authorized Signatory of the organization should fill this online form.
  • Short-listed nominations will be presented to an Independent Jury for determination of winners.
  • Jury’s decision shall be final and binding on all participants. No feedback or correspondence will be entered into about the results, and the jury’s decisions shall be final.
  • If any information provided by any participant is found to be incorrect or incomplete in any manner, the same will not be considered.

Awardees of Past Editions