3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards will showcase the six best early-stage innovations of the season at CII’s India Innovation Summit to be held from 14th-18th September. Additionally, 3M India through their philanthropy partner, United Ways Bengaluru will offer a seed funding of INR 3,00,000 to each of the six awardees to help further their work as well as provide a variety of media opportunities, access to professional networks and mentoring.

There are two prizes under each category of submission, i.e. product innovation, service innovation and rural & inclusive innovation:

  • Idea Prize for innovations at project stage without an institution with a successful prototype that demonstrates potential to scale.

  • Impact Prize for innovations that are part of established projects or early-stage organizations with less than 4 years of existence and has demonstrated measurable impact.

Participation Benefits

  • All participants will be invited to exclusive thematic knowledge sessions organized by the Challenge Partners and Domain Experts. 
  • Participants will be eligible for acknowledgement of their participation on request only. 
  • Quarter Finalists onwards, selected entries will be given certificate of merit. 
  • Participants would have the space to engage in discussions with peers. 

Check the following pages before starting your application – GuidelinesEligibility CriteriaAssessment CriteriaApplication FAQs | Timeline

Apply for 3M- CII YICA 2021