3M in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry, once again brings the Young Innovators Challenge Awards 2018 for India’s youth. This is an annual online competition to identify, encourage, source and recognise the ability of young people to create new solutions to challenges of sustainability. The Challenge is searching for disruptive future ready innovations & solutions that can strength India’s leadership globally. These ideas could be in the areas of health, education, livelihood, environment, art & culture, governance or inclusive development. 3M is not only looking at products, services or technology as solutions but also practices and initiatives that will be responsible for generating a shift in people’s thinking to drive positive change.
3M is celebrating 5 years of investing in “Youth & Innovation” through the 3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards. As a responsible business and corporate, 3M is committed to building a community of young innovators capable of nation building and leading the future of the world. Some of the past winners of these awards have demonstrated the spirit of the Awards – such as Zariya – a platform to support women facing violence; Saathi Pads – creating access to better menstrual hygiene for females through biodegradable pads and Mimaansa – Addressing learning disability is less privileged schools and working towards holistic development of such children.
The 5th season of 3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards seeks to find ideas and new projects from young innovators communities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that India is facing and lead the future of the world. Also, this year the Challenge has added a new section called “Rural Innovations Awards” to ensure support to ideas working for sustainable rural development. Participation in the Challenge and nomination of young rural innovators are now open until 30th May 2018. If you have an idea or an innovation that can ignite the next generation solution to the last mile in creating a better India or know of a worthwhile rural innovator who could benefit from this forum, please take action for this unique opportunity.
The Optimist Citizen is happy to collaborate with 3M-CII Young Innovators Awards 2018 to bring out the incredible stories of young innovators and their innovations.