Submissions for the 3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards 2021 are now closed.
Ideas that Inspire Hope for a Resurgent India
History has repeatedly shown that a crisis necessitates innovation. While the pandemic has disrupted our society globally forcing the world to rethink, reimagine and adapt, science and sustainability have forged new opportunities across sectors. In 2020, the Challenge recognized ideas for a resilient India. Innovation helps us venture into the unknown. 3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards 2021 searched for “Ideas that inspire hope for a resurgent India” and have the potential to restore and reshape society as we emerge from the pandemic. The selected winners of the season certainly depict that face of the Challenge Theme for 2021.
Product innovation offers a tangible end result with the creation or introduction of a good or service that generates unique value to its audience. Product Invention, New technical specification or qualitative improvement impacts the functioning of the solution offered.
The award bestows a wide variety of support and opportunities to the winners every year
Prizes of Rs. 18,00,000
7 winners awarded with a total “prize” fund of Rs. 18,00,000 under categories, Idea, Impact, and Special Recognition
Strong Alumni Network
Knowledge Series offered to all participants and alumni to support innovators in their journey of change-making
Media opportunities for all the winning innovations of the season
Virtual Showcase at the CII India Innovation Summit 2021
The winning entries virtually showcase their innovations at the India Innovation Summit 2021.
Access to “Virtual Sessions with domain experts and 3M panelists” to receive feedback on the business scope of selected ideas.
Exclusive storytelling with dedicated online media partner
What Do Our Previous Winners Say About The Award
“"3M is a worldwide brand and has a great brand image, so an award with 3M also gave us prestige and exposure to help us grow faster"”Kristen KagetsuCo-Founder, Saathi Pads, Winner - 2016
“3M Young Innovators Challenge Award has opened many doorways for us in terms of raising awareness regarding challenges encountered by visually impaired people.”Ankita GulatiCo-Founder, TouchVision, Winner - 2018
“The award did indeed put up the cause of rural and tribal education at a big stage. The amount of outreach the product has got due to 3M was unimaginable. The funding made sure that the project was sustainable.”Annu Shree GulatiFounder, Panchayat Shikshan Kendra, Winner - 2018