XLRI To Host a National Level Competition 'Innovation4Impact'

XLRI To Host National Level Competition
Jamshedpur: XLRI, the premier private B School in India announces to host the national level competition- Innovation4Impact, inviting social innovators, microfinance practitioners, impact investors, and micro-entrepreneurs who have made a difference to the life at the bottom of the pyramid, by linking finance to livelihoods. The competition aims to provide an opportunity to innovators and social entrepreneurs to demonstrate their success stories to experts and jury members of the event, students and faculty of XLRI, and the delegates of the workshop.

The competition is to be held along with the 2nd Workshop on Inclusive Finance, scheduled during 13th to 15th September, 2013 at XLRI Jamshedpur.


The theme of competition broad includes Innovations in Livelihood Initiatives with Finance; Innovation in Financial Inclusion by Banks/Institutions; Rural Micro Business (Producer's Group/Cooperatives); Innovations in Micro Credits, Savings & Insurance; Livelihood Finance Innovation for the Ultra Poor; Innovative Ways to Financial Literacy Initiatives; Product Innovations in Financial Inclusion; Micro Insurance & Community Based Insurance and Technology & Financial Inclusion.

An abstract of the innovation/case (a two-page abstract containing the date of initiation, the project context, the measurable social impact, specific role finance and institutional linkage) with a photo has to be submitted to participate in the competition, latest by June 30, 2013. The details can be found in http://inclusivefinance.in/i4i.html.

The 2-day workshop is set to bring together academicians, practitioners, microfinance institutions and NGOs, who have a passion in the area of financial inclusion, to deliberate on research as well as contemporary issues. The theme for this year workshop is specifically addressed to product innovations.

The workshop consists of a series of plenary sessions by distinguished speakers; thematic panel discussions; presentations of empirical and policy research; presentations of case studies; and a competition for innovations4impact.

15-20 academic papers are to be selected for publications by a well known international publisher. The papers will be deliberated by a panel of experts and authors receive feedback for revisions. Final papers are to be submitted by August 1, 2013. The details can be found in http://inclusivefinance.in/aboutworkshop.html .

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