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‘Nagpur First’ is a prominent NGO, based at Nagpur with a basic idea to help, support and contribute towards Nagpur City’s growth and development.

Srijan Sanchar is a leading organization in the field of innovation covering the entire continuum from creativity to entrepreneurship. It enables organizations to move up the value chain through research and innovation to develop new products and services.

To achieve its goal of Nagpur City’s growth and development, ‘Nagpur First’ and ‘Srijan Sanchar’ are organizing an innovation challenge for five different problem/opportunity areas of Nagpur. The challenge plans to crowdsource innovative and practical ideas from individuals, students, researchers, industry and institutions. This would be one of the first of its kind city based innovation challenge. Design Thinking and pre-incubation entrepreneurship training will  be organized by "TEAM".

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Skilling Opportunities & Employment Creation

Nagpur will have to speed up job creation to enhance productivity which, in turn, will give the much-needed push to economic growth, business and industry in Nagpur region. Central idea of the challenge is to seek innovative ideas to set up a mechanism for providing skill development opportunities to youth of Nagpur by using resources made available by Government as well as private sectors.

Recycling, Sanitation and Ecology

As per a 2013 estimate by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Indians throw out 15,342 tonnes of plastic waste every day, of which about 60% is recycled, most of it in the informal sector. While the recycling rate in India is considerably higher than the global average of 14%, there are still over 6,100 tonnes of plastic which are either landfilled or end up polluting streams or groundwater resources. The Central idea of the challenge is to find innovative but practical solutions to recycling, sanitation and environmental issues of Nagpur region.

Low cost mobility

As we know that the local transportation is the lifeline of any urban area fulfilling the commuting needs of more than half of the population.  It is urgent need of the Nagpur region to have means & modes of transport, ranging from metro trains, local trains, buses, taxis and cabs. The central idea of this challenge is to provide low-cost mobility solutions for Nagpur city. So, new ideas are invited for feasible low-cost mobility solutions which should be fast, environment-friendly and safe at the same time.

Access to Health & Wellness

Penetration of health services in India is low by international standards. The challenges faced by the public health care system are inexperienced and unmotivated interns who are mandated to spend time in public healthcare clinics as part of their curricular requirement. The central idea of the challenge is to invite ideas/suggestions for increasing and improving the access of the general public to best quality health and wellness services, at the cheapest cost in Nagpur.

Promotion of innovation, and Start ups

By promoting the innovative approach in startups, we aim to facilitate cost reduction, better quality and improve reliability, giving a boost to the indigenous development of products/solutions. The Central idea of the challenge is to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovations in startups which will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large-scale employment opportunities in Nagpur region.

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