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Indian Innovation Awards - 2nd EMPI-Indian Express Indian Innovation Awards

2nd EMPI-Indian Express Indian Innovation Awards

GOLD AWARD WINNERS

GENPACT

"For being the pioneers in bringing into India the BPO business sector. From the concept stage to a viable and widely replicable business model, making India into an ‘outsourcing hub’ for the developed and introduced a series of innovative processes and practices to tackle uncharted challenges related to logistics, safety, security and technology business has been moving up the value chain through creative solutions and continuous efforts in training, education, human relations practices, remuneration etc".

KARNATAKA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION

"For successful delivery of “multiple end-results” ranging from quality customer care, environment protection, and fuel conservation to better overall use of available resource, transportation PSU into a viable business entity, thereby becoming a role model for other State PSUs. This has been achieved through a number of Organizational Innovations, including innovative applications of information technology for improving efficiencies in management of ticketing, passenger amenities, workforce, driver training and other related areas".

KEGGFARMS

"For wide spread propagation of a “viable poultry culture” built on microentrepreneurship high yielding, but delicate poultry birds which can withstand and thrive in the harsh conditions of the country side. The technical innovation has been supported by innovative approaches enabling an effective system for distribution of a small numbers of these birds in far – flung/widespread villages on the one hand and the market place on the other. Collectively, these have generated substantial supplementary income to about 7 lakh disadvantaged rural households".

LV PRASAD EYE INSTITUTE

"In recognition of the institution’s innovative approach to providing sustainable, comprehensive rehabilitation and community health eye-care to communities in remote as well as in urban areas. The system covers primary eye care through trained local ‘vision guardians, and ‘vision centres’ in remote areas, networked for advanced tertiary care, to a world class cutting edge research eye care centre of excellence".

MIDAS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

"For the exemplary efforts of MIDAS in the area of academia-industry networking, built around IIT, Madras, to innovate simultaneous voice and broadband data telecommunication products providing cost effective of a variety of e-services. Their innovative efforts go beyond indigenous design and development of local wireless loop technology to developing marketable products, by catalyzing a cluster of supporting industries".

 

MULTI COMMODITY EXCHANGE OF INDIA

"For the innovative application of technology, pioneering methods of operation and practices in commodity trading, and practices in commodity trading, and establishing facilities and alliances to ensure wide dispersion of information and transparency of prices among stake holders from the village level upwards which have revolutionized the Indian commodity markets. India’s large farm sector with the global network of commodity producers consumers".

 

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES

"For the Company’s larger Corporate Social Responsibility that helped pioneer Computer based Functional Literacy Computer based Functional Literacy Modules in several Indian languages. These modules provide functional literacy to illiterate adults within a period of 40 hours using IT and computer interfaces customized to specific needs and individual capabilities. This innovative approach has the potential of making a widespread impact on the literacy scene, both nationally and internationally".

TATA MOTORS

"For pioneering a ‘culture of innovation’ in the Indian automobile and engineering industry, which was earlier considered not possible without an international major player. As an example, the development of an innovative four-wheel mini truck ‘Tata Ace’, involved indigenous design, adoption of the principles of target costing approach and implementation of several organizational and operational innovations . The end product – a small, safer and more environment friendly commercial vehicle catering to the growing and critical need for an efficient rural-urban transport mode".

WATER SUPPLY & SANITATION DEPARTMENT, GOVT. OF MAHARASHTRA AND PARTNERING PANCHAYATS

"For successful and sustainable implementation of village level cleanliness drive, through the Sant Gadge Baba Swachata Abhiyan. The programme tremendously enhanced community spirit awareness, and desire for cleanliness in the villages of Maharashtea through self-help by villagers and Panchayats, thereby inculcating a cultural change in the nature of a competitive-cum-self-respect spirit, as opposed to relying and wating for subsides from the conventional government suooly systems. An alternative development paradigm, namely, “people initiate, government supports” is already being perceived as the beginning of a social movement of voluntary community action in over 3,500 villages of Maharashtra".



SILVER AWARD WINNERS

HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED

"For being a pioneerin the implementation and adaptation of IT for improved logistics and cost reduction in the Indian Petroleum Industry. The innovations deployed by the company have led to new benchmarks in Retail Automation, capacity utilization and increased productivity in the Indian context".

LARSEN & TOUBRO - ECC DIVISION

"For propagating and implementing a number of innovation for changing the process of construction within India and setting standards for the Industry and industry practices in general. These innovation have included process improvements like the adaptation of scaffolding assembly for use by un-skilled construction workers. Adaptation, deployment and development of such innovations in the Indian context have made L&T-ECC a trendsetter in making Indian construction industry world class".

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA

"For being among the pioneers in indigenous product development in India and specification in reducing the cost and time of design/product development. M&M is perceived as one of the world’s lowest cost R&D entities by deploying a number of innovations continuously. These have included innovations like substituting and reducing a large number of field trials through lab processes, among several other".

MINDTREE CONSULTING

"For expanding the scope of India IT industry from the conventional outsourced service and application market to investing in R&D thereby creating a new and expanding IT intellectual property channel. MindTree has carved out a global niche in software protocols, algorithms, and applications for devices like cell phones, computers, printers, headphones, mouses, keyboards, and automobiles; its complete solution of Blue Tooth technology has made the Company amongst the top 3 international providers of this technology".

TRIPURA FOREST DEVELOPMENT & PLANTATION CORPORATION

"For developing alternatives to shifting cultivation (Jhoom) by successfully introducing rubber plantation, crop management practices and marketing of rubber products in tribal areas, thereby enabling communities to move to permanent settlements and access higher earning through profit sharing".