India has been on the verge of greatness for too long.
It’s time to change that.
It’s time to make the world sit up and take notice.
To create disruptive solutions that transform lives.
To lead in enterprise and innovation.
To see “Made in India” mean best in the world.
To Spark the Rise of India.
India is land with a billion possibilities. We have the potential to create innovations that truly disrupt the way we lead our lives and breakthroughs that transform our world. With a billion people, we believe we can achieve more. Through Spark the Rise, we are hoping to inspire and enable Indians to innovate more, disrupt more, create more and push boundaries that will make the world sit up and take notice.
Nations develop when technology and innovation combine to add value, create jobs and improve the general standards of living. Today, despite a population of over a billion and a very favourable demographic profile, India lags behind in technology and innovation. Mahindra is confident that if an appropriate ecosystem is developed, India should be able to leap ahead and quickly achieve global standards in developing innovative solutions that solve problems, create opportunities and drive growth. It is this belief that has driven the setting up of Spark the Rise and now, the Rise Prize.
The Rise Prize is India’s biggest innovation challenge and is awarded to teams that come up with disruptive innovations or solutions that solve pressing problems or create new opportunities.
A new dimension is being added to the Spark the Rise platform: the Rise Prize. In this section, we will pose “challenges”, which, if solved, could potentially change the way we live, work and play. Our aim is to present challenges that range across the spectrum – from transportation and renewable energy to technology, healthcare and beyond.
There are two challenges being put up on the site:
The question remains – will you dare to disturb the universe?
Participation is open to all Indian citizens, Indian institutions and organizations with the condition that the work done in solving the challenges is carried out within the geography of India. People can participate in teams or as individuals. More details on eligibility can be found on the website, www.sparktherise.com.
Join the conversation at #MillionDollarIdea and let’s Spark the Rise of India together.
[Reproduced from Mahindra Rise blog]