Mahindra Innovation Awards

AWARD PROCESS

Sector Level
Group Level
Result
August 2021 - September 2021
Internal Jury Evalution: October 2021
  • Call for entries
  • Team registration & Entries submissions
  • Evaluation by internal panels
  • Submission of shortlisted entries for Group Level Evaluation
November 2021
  • Evaluation by external & internal jurors
  • Online & offline presentation with jury
  • Selection of winners & runners up
November 2021
award
  • Winners to receive a trophy and signed certificate

This level will be managed by the sectors internally by the identified MIA sector Anchor(s). The awards communication within the sector, identification of evaluation panels and format of the contest, will be determined by MIA Anchor(s). Respective sectors will conduct evaluation of the entries by a jury panel ideally comprising of sector president. All entries must be screened for adherence to category definitions and evaluated on criteria provided in MIA Guidelines.

The sector anchors will shortlist the selected entries on the portal. A specified number of entries selected by each sector/ business vertical will progress to the final round i.e. Group Level Evaluation.

Important Dates

Activity Last Date
Launch of MIA 10th August, 2021
Submission of entries for sector level evaluation 10th September, 2021
Submission of shortlisted entries for group level evaluation 30th October, 2021
  • All submissions to be made through the innovation awards website.
  • Email entries/ physical copies will not be accepted
  • The presentation should not exceed 10 slides (excluding Title & Thank You slide). Additional slides will be excluded during evaluation
  • The presentation should be uploaded in PDF format (size not exceeding 5MB)
  • Check off all criteria & explicitly mention what has been done to cater to each criterion.(if there‚Äôs nothing relevant to mention against a criterion please mention it)
  • Ensure hygiene checks -spelling, grammar and formatting
  • Technical language & abbreviations should be simplified. Provide a glossary of industry jargons like SCADA, Fintech, IoT, Blockchain, etc.
  • Upload supporting documents (< 5 MB) & videos (<10 MB) in the respective windows. Use zip files for multiple documents
  • Please ensure all six summary questions on the entry page are answered

At this level, all shortlisted entries participate in a final contest, which will be managed by GSO team and evaluated by a mixed jury panel of external and internal jurors to determine the respective winners. This will be done by offline as well as online presentation with the jury panel.

  • There is no quota for the categories, sectors can share their shortlisted entries from any of the three categories.
  • Announcement of Final Awardees in all three categories to all winners and all employees will be done in November 2021.

At Stage 3, all shortlisted entries participate in a final contest, in which all 4 categories will be evaluated by a mixed jury panel of external and internal jurors to determine the respective winners. This will be via a face-to-face presentation with the jury panel.

  • Announcement of entries progressed to Stage 3 in the first half of October 2021.
  • No. of entries that will progress from Group Level to Stage 3 (indicative, subject to change)
  • Award Category Maximum no. of entries to progress to Stage 3 (subject to the minimum hurdles being met)
    Offerings 8 entries
    Process 8 entries
    Business Model 8 entries
    New Business Idea 8 entries
    Dare to Dream* 1 entry
  • Stage 3 evaluation will be held in early November (tentative).
  • All Stage 3 participants will have an opportunity to display their projects at the Mahindra Innovation Mela. Venue and other details will be announced at a later date
  • Announcement of Final Awardees in all categories to all winners and all employees by first week of November 2021.
  • Presentation of Mahindra Innovation Awards 2021 to the Awardees during the Mahindra Rise Awards ceremony in 2nd week of November 2021.

*The Winner of Dare to Dream would be finalised at Group Level.