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Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India was established in 1999 with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as the first Scientific Adviser and currently Prof. Ajay Sood is the fourth PSA. We are aligned to the vision to utilize science and technologies to make a social impact.
Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India through its Strategic Alliances division facilitates collaboration at scale between the demand side such as industries, PSUs, central and state governments, foundations, NGOs, HNI, and international agencies, and the supply side such as academic and research institutes, start-ups, S&T clusters focusing on UN`s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as Affordable And Clean Energy, Climate Action, Circular Economy and Emerging technologies such as AL, ML, Blockchain, Future Mobility, Quantum, Cybersecurity, Big data, and IOT and thematic areas such as Waste to Wealth, Renewable energy, Health & Nutrition and much more.
Manthan is a digital platform initiative led by the office of PSA, GoI. Launched on August 15, 2022, by Prof Ajay Sood (current PSA). The platform facilitates calls for early innovation/industry R&D/ innovation challenges /mentorship programs and other science and technology interventions.
Give Grants enables corporates, foundations and HNIs to deliver maximum social impact. Amplified by technology and anchored in impact, we support the entire grant-making life cycle. Together with our network of 3000+ trusted non-profits, we have served 300+ partners to make their grant-making journey convenient and compliant while maximizing impact.
Give Grants was created in 2022 when Give acquired the CSR tech platform and team from Goodera. Give had over a decade of experience managing workplace giving for some of India's largest organizations, and had collaborated extensively with the CSR ecosystem for Covid relief. Goodera’s team bought in a state of the art, market leading tech platform and a deep understanding of the CSR landscape. Together, as Give Grants, we now partner with CSR teams to design, implement, monitor and assess programs that align with the corporates’ social impact missions.
The Give Grants technology platform enables trust, transparency, trackability and traceability. It automates processes, manages data, and facilitates coordination and reporting between implementing agencies, internal teams and the Board. From creating annual action plans, onboarding partners, managing utilization to tracking and visualizing impact, it simplifies CSR at the click of a button.
At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right.
This conviction has driven our Access to Energy program since its launched in 2009, which revolves around three pivotal pillars: Youth Education and Entrepreneurship, Social and Inclusive Business, and Impact Investing.
The main goal is to provide clean, safe, affordable, and reliable electricity to those who currently lack access to reliable electricity, or no electricity at all, and our mission is to connect 50 million people by 2025 and 100 million by 2030.
From healthcare and education to agriculture, irrigation, drinking water, homes, buildings, schools and micro-enterprises, we aim to empower all communities across the globe.
As an Impact Company, collaborative action is crucial in creating & scaling sustainable livelihoods. Schneider Electric through Access to Energy program, continues to develop innovative solutions that provide clean and reliable electricity to rural communities, while involving everyone in this transformative journey.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and agriculture. Our innovative products and services are designed to help people and the planet thrive, and support our efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer established its presence in India in 1896 when the first wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer AG in Asia was set up in Mumbai. In India, the Bayer Group encompasses the three divisions of Crop Science, Pharmaceuticals, and Consumer Health.
Bayer Foundation India (BFI) established in 2011, is the CSR arm of Bayer group of Companies working on projects pan India. We are a Not-For-Profit organization, contributing to address some of the areas of national priority as well as the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals), to ensure progressive communities. Our programs are aligned to our purpose ‘Science for a better life’ and fuel our vision “Health for all, Hunger for none’. We seek to foster and scale holistic solutions to address food security and social health challenges.
Sagility is a global leader in business process management and optimizing the member/patient experience. It operates as a tech-enabled BPM services provider and a thought partner, offering a wide range of transformational services to enable its clients to deliver efficient and high-quality care across the Healthcare system. Sagility leverages industry-leading technology, transformation-driven BPM services, and decades of healthcare domain expertise to help clients enhance their interactions with members. The company optimizes the entire member/patient experience through its service offerings, which encompass clinical support, case management, member engagement, provider solutions, payment integrity, claims cost containment, and analytics.
Netafim India was incorporated in the year 1997 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Netafim, the global leader in smart irrigation solutions and sustainable productivity. We offer a broad array of products and services such as micro-irrigation, greenhouse, community irrigation and digital farming solutions to farmers across the length and breadth of India. We operate 3 manufacturing plants, employ over 1000 people, and over the years, have developed a widespread network of over 2500 associates across India. Netafim India has established its operational network across the Indian subcontinent. Currently, we have provided irrigation systems for over 23 lakh acres of land throughout the country and have offered extensive agronomic designs, after-sales support, and agricultural extension services to ensure sustainable prosperity for over 10.7 lakh farmers and their families across the country. Additionally, we are actively working with various CSR foundations across India to provide micro-irrigation solutions to small and marginal farmers to grow more with less.
Technology drives our world today. Does it drive your CSR? IIT Madras has emerged as a market leader in the unique space of leveraging technology to drive social impact via CSR collaborations. With 180+ CSR partners and CSR projects worth Rs. 240+ crores in the past few years, IIT Madras’ pioneering technology-driven themes range from energy to education, agriculture to artificial intelligence, water to waste management, health to housing, centers of excellence to community development, circular economy to climate change, among others. Our CSR projects with corporates, PSUs and various institutions range across schedule VII and the UN-SDGs (United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals). Corporates can choose to plug-and-play our innovative technological solutions into their existing projects or reach out to us for new projects. Interested Corporates, looking for unique and customized technology- driven social impact solutions can reach us at email@example.com. Visit us/ Watch our one-minute intro video here: https://ia.iitm.ac.in
IIT Kanpur, established in 1959, carries a rich legacy of education and scientific research. It boasts of graduating students who have left a lasting impact globally. With 19 departments and 3 inter- disciplinary programs, the institute has a rich ecosystem that promotes hands-on learning and provides wider exposure to students beyond academics. IIT Kanpur’s commitment to nurture talent and foster a culture of innovation has only resulted in producing outstanding professionals, entrepreneurs, and researchers who have made significant contributions in their fields. It is home to some of the state-of-the-art R&D facilities and incubation centre, where ideation and innovation flourish. Over the years, Corporate Social Responsibility funding has had a significant impact on the institute’s research and development initiatives as the ecosystem provides a robust environment to strengthen industry-academia collaboration under many domains, such as sustainable energy, medical technology, clean energy, education, etc.
Breakthrough, for 23 years, has been working to create safe, progressive and gender equitable spaces for women and girls by addressing norms that perpetuate violence and discrimination towards them. Breakthrough empowers adolescents and youth, especially girls, by equipping them with the right tools and life skills to achieve their full potential.
Its flagship ‘Adolescent Empowerment Programme’ began in 2012 and was piloted in Haryana. The programme's success, evidence of impact, and support from various key stakeholders, has helped expand its work in U.P, Haryana, Jharkhand and Delhi/NCR.
Breakthrough works with adolescents between 11-18 years through its gender equity curriculum “Taaron ki Toli" (Gang of Stars), imparted in both government schools and communities, and with youth between 19-25 years and empowers them to create enabling environments for themselves and their peers.
The programme has now been scaled up by partnering with the State Education Departments of Punjab and Odisha.
The Kalgidhar Society, Baru Sahib, a trailblazing rural educational chain in north India, has left an indelible mark on society through its remarkable commitment to empowerment and education. With a network of 129 schools, 2 universities, 1 woman empowerment center, and 2 drug de-addiction centers, their impact on rural education and women's advancement has been nothing short of phenomenal. Equally noteworthy is the unwavering emphasis on women's empowerment. The Kalgidhar Society has spearheaded initiatives that break down barriers and promote gender equality. By instilling self-belief and offering equal opportunities, they have empowered countless women to unleash their full potential and become change-makers in their own right. Dedicated University and teacher training centers for Girls and providing them with job opportunities have helped in uplifting equality and empowerment.
Sambhav Foundation, is a not-for-profit organisation that envisions a more equitable future, where everyone has a chance to prosper. It is committed to changing the lives of women, youth, and the intellectually challenged by empowering them with skills and linking them to sustainable livelihoods. Its goal is to change lives at scale by improving education, building skills, uplifting through employment and entrepreneurship. Leading women to a life of greater financial and personal independence, and enabling an inclusive and accepting future for the intellectually challenged, are key focus areas at the foundation. Sambhav’s interventions also cover ensuring health and well-being, extending last mile reach of healthcare, building infrastructure for quality education and community living, providing environmental stewardship, and enabling access to affordable financial services to members of the community. Working with over 2000 partners, Sambhav conducts programs that have impacted more than 1 Million lives in India, including 13K micro-entrepreneurs incubated, till date. The foundation operates a network of 100+ skilling centres countrywide that offer 85+ vocational training courses.
IIT Mandi iHub and HCI Foundation is a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH). It is focused on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The Hub was incorporated on 24th September 2020. It is set up by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi under India’s National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). The iHub is planned to make India a leader in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research in the world. The Vision of iHub To be an internationally recognized hub that nurtures Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research enables technology translation for industry and scales skill development.
The key word here is technology translation for industry which is the need of the hour.
Main Focus Areas:
1. Competence (Skill Development)
2. Quest (Research & Technology Development)
3. Catalyst (Incubation & Acceleration)
4. Concert (Collaboration)
ABMSS is a nationwide charity with a focus on cleft care operating since 2015. The core philosophy at ABMSS is that no cleft child remains untreated and must be provided safe and quality care. The organization was founded by Dr Dushyant Prasad, an international healthcare and non profit professional. Unlike Just galvanizing resources for surgery of patients who cannot afford surgery, the thought process runs much deeper- that is the outcome of the surgery is assessed by a well experienced medical team, costs related to the surgery are controlled and safety & quality are ensured. While doing this, our next step is to ensure that the patient / beneficiary is heard and counselled about the journey of care. The work at ABMSS is broadly divided into four main programmes:- Gifting Smiles : Free cleft lip & palate surgeries at over 36 hospital locations across India. In addition, 6 full fledged comprehensive cleft care centres that offer the entire spectrum of cleft care free of charge. Skill Drill : A programme to exchange knowledge among surgeons and other medical professionals and provide upskilling workshops for the latest nuances in cleft care. SafeT in the OT : to advocate and ensure safe surgery by providing capacity building in terms of operating theatre infrastructure. ClefTech : enhancing innovation and employing low cost tech driven medical systems and equipment to help improve delivery of care. Over 4,000 free surgeries are performed on a yearly basis and have in total supported around 30k free surgeries.
Tech for Good Partner
Dhwani Rural Information Systems (ISO Certified) is a Delhi NCR, India headquartered 8+ year old social/development sector focused IT services and consulting firm with a team of 150+ ICT4D professionals. Dhwani RIS develops IT applications for NGO, Government, CSR, International Funding Orgs to manage their projects and programs in India and abroad. We are a young team of dynamic, development conscious tech - enablers and problem solvers consisting of a diverse mix of development professionals, technology enthusiasts, software engineers and analysts. Our solutions enable organizations to monitor and evaluate their programs for maximum impact and operate seamlessly across everyday operations. Dhwani is recognized as a startup by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Americares India Foundation is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by urban poverty or disaster with life changing health programs, medicines and medical supplies. We believe good health is fundamental to all aspects of development.
Americares India’s mission is to save lives and improve health of people affected by poverty and disaster so that they can realise their full potential. We work across 21 states, serving annually nearly 180,000 people directly and 3.3 million people indirectly.
Our major areas of intervention include:
- Urban Health
- School Health
- Health and Wellness Centres
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
- Emergency Response
For more information, visit www.americaresindia.org
CSR Implementation Partner
Microland Foundation was established in 2016 with a commitment to a paradigm shift in the arenas of Employability, Health, Education, and Environment. In each of these thrust areas, we have identified the intended impacts which are reflective of the needs of the communities we work with. Our projects leverage technology and are not in silos but intersect with one another. Guided by the principles of Incubation, Ownership, Replicability, and Scalability as an approach to enabling social change:
We incubate projects that solve complex societal issues through a holistic approach that also leverages appropriate technology.
Galvanize local community leadership by inculcating ownership to nurture change agents embedded in the communities and restore their agency for enacting change.
Foster replicability and scalability in collaboration with our partners to create a tangible impact on the ground which has provided invaluable guidance for expanding our reach.
In our journey to champion social impact, experimenting with innovative ideas to solve complex challenges whilst preserving and leveraging communities’ cultural and traditional knowledge is at the core of all our initiatives. We constantly seek collaborative partners, across NGOs, civil society, and governmental agencies who help us address the community needs in a sustainable way.
Since 1983 Priyanka India, is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of Humanitarian Aid and Development Solutions which includes Hygiene Kits, Dignity Kits, Emergency kits, Schools kits, Family Kits and Reusable Menstrual Hygiene products. The company holds RBA, ISO, CE, SA8000 & SEDEX certifications. We are the preferred suppliers for UN agencies, Red Cross societies (IFRC, ICRC) and some of the leading national and international NGOs. Till date, we have reached up to millions of families and satisfied customers through our supply chain and e-market platforms. We also intend to give back to the society through our small initiatives like distributing relief material, awareness sessions and education on menstrual health, general hygiene, and reusable menstrual material. Moving forward, we are adopting and promoting energy efficient, sustainable, eco-friendly material, technologies, products, and we look forward to working in collaboration with like minded Organisations in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) domain.