Google Impact Challenge: INR 3 Crore For Tech Innovations By Indian Non-Profits
Google has launched a new initiative for non-profits in India called Google Impact Challenge. The aim of this initiative is to support technology innovators who are working on projects that will help in solving India’s or world’s most pressing problems. This challenge is open to non-profits only, either Individuals or Organizations in India.
Google is essentially looking at projects which use technology to solve problems like monitoring clean water wells with hardware sensors, improving education through big data analysis, or improving the lives of older people through digital literacy trainings and projects like those.
Interested non-profits will have to apply to Google Impact challenge online, the deadline for the same is September 5th, 2013. Four projects will be selected by Google, and each will receive Google Impact Award worth Rs. 3 crore, along with assistance from Google to help make their project a reality.
How to Apply for Google Impact Challenge?
Any non-profit interested in participating has to first submit their application here till September 5th. Before you apply, make sure that you are a registered Indian Non-profit organization. Only those applications will be accepted. Read the criteria for application here.
Google will be hosting a Impact challenge Google+ hangout to answer any of the questions that participants may have.
How will be the Winners decided?
On 21st October 2013, first 10 finalists will be announced and video of each of their projects will be featured on Google’s website for public voting. Google will help in creating the video, if you are not able to do it yourself. The finalists will also need to sign the Google’s standard grant agreement.
On 31st October, the finalists will have to pitch their ideas in front of panel of judges, which include likes of Ram Shriram, Nikesh Arora, Anu Aga and Jayant Sinha.
Four winners will be announced based on most public votes and judges assessment.