Challenge Overview

Since 2014, 3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards Program has been recognizing and promoting youth-led innovations that have the potential to bring about sustainable impact in our society. The Challenge has completed 7 successful editions and awarded more than 40 young innovators giving rise to 5000+ ideas for impact. Take a look at the Hall of Fame section of the website to view all the winners across all seasons. In 2021, the Challenge is back to discover the next generation of innovators who give us hope for a positive future.  

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  is calling for “Ideas that inspire hope for a resurgent India” and have the potential to restore and reshape society as we emerge out of the pandemic. 

We strongly recommend that you go through the following pages before starting your application.

Guidelines
Eligibility Criteria
Assessment Criteria
Application FAQs
Timeline

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