Terms and Conditions


  • The Innovation for India Awards (IIA) is a biennial event  of The Marico Innovation Foundation (”the Organiser”) to recognize the greatest innovations to come out of India in the recent past - innovations that have positively impacted our lives and have at their core a great idea coupled with a unique insight.
  • The IIA 2016 will be held on March 16, 2016 (the “Event”).
  • The applications should be duly filled and submitted on or before October 7, 2015.
  • Participation for the IIA is optional and submission of the Application Form does not create any right or guarantee that the Applicant will be shortlisted by the Jury or will win the Award.
  • All applications must be a truthful representation of the Applicant and his or her business venture, and must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

    a. The innovation needs to be beyond the prototype stage. Paper ideas will not be accepted.

    b. The innovation should have exhibited results within the last 5 years. All innovations that have been implemented after 2010 are eligible.

    c. The innovation may be the work of one person, a few people, a large team, or a department.

  • By submitting the Application Form online, the Applicant represents and warrants that no other party has any rights to the Innovation and the Applicant has all rights necessary to represent the Innovation of the Organisation/group
  • All the Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with any third party except to facilitate judging of entries.
  • The Organiser in consultation with their Knowledge Partners for the Event - Ernst and Young LLP will evaluate the applications and shortlist them for submission to the jury of IIA.
  • The Jury as appointed by the Organiser will evaluate the applications on the basis of the Uniqueness, Impact, Potential to scale and Practicality   of the Innovation and select the winners.
  • The jury’s decision is final and binding and no correspondence or complaint at any stage will be entertained.
  • Participants CANNOT publicise that their work has been selected/pre-selected until the end of the Event.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to cancel/ modify/ extend/ discontinue the Awards without reasons or prior notice.
  • Solicitation and unfair practices at any stage of participation will lead to disqualification.
  • All Applicants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Jury. No correspondence, telephone, email or communication of any kind will be entertained in relation to the decision of the Jury or the Organiser.
  • The Applicant indemnifies, and agrees to keep indemnified, the Organiser, the Knowledge Partners and the Jury for any claims arising out of any material, statements or claims made as part of their Application.
  • Applications cannot be completed unless the mandatory fields are filled.
  • The person named on the Application form will be deemed as the point of contact for the Applicant by the Organiser.
  • Any change in the details of the contact person of the Applicant should be promptly informed in writing at awards2016@maricoinnovationfoundation.org. Failure to do so shall lead to the entry being disqualified.
  • Applicant waives conditions of DND by submitting the Application Form.
  • Shortlisted applicants may be required to provide additional information upon request from the Organiser or the Knowledge Partners of the Event, within stipulated timelines. Failure to comply will lead to the application being disqualified.
  • The Applicant agrees that if their Application is shortlisted for an Award, they will send a representative to attend the Event to accept the Award.
  • If the Applicant wins an Award, the Applicant grants permission to the Organiser to use any photographs, video, short AVs, audio files, written or other material for the Innovation for India Awards without restriction.
  • Any term or condition mentioned herein, including but not restricted to the timelines, may be cancelled, modified, extended or withdrawn by the Organiser at its sole and absolute discretion and without assigning any reason.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to change any process, evaluator or jury member at its discretion and without any prior notice or providing any reason for the same.
  • The aforementioned rules and regulations will be subject to the laws of India. Disputes, if any, are subject to the jurisdiction in the courts of Mumbai.
  • Any application once submitted will be considered as full and final. Any additional amendments, comments or modifications post submission of the application form will not be considered.
  • All the intellectual property with respect to the Event and IIA lies with the Organiser.
  • IIA is supported by the partners as published on this website. All rights reserved.
  • By submitting the Application Form, the Applicant accepts to the above mentioned Terms and Conditions.

Awards 2016

Innovation for India Awards 2016

If you have an innovation that has the potential to change the face of India, apply now!

Applications invited from business and social organisations