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Boats, Buses & Technology: The Many Routes of Innovative Healthcare Delivery

For innovators, India’s massive population is the strongest motivation to keep innovating.  However, success doesn’t come without challenges as “India lives in its villages.” More than 70% of India’s population is scattered across 6 lakh villages nestled among the mountains, forests, and river beds that shape the surface of the world’s 7th largest country, a 3,287,240 sq. km subcontinent. With a potential market of 1.2 billion people, social entrepreneurs can bank on volume to turn profit without sacrificing affordability, but they must first find a way

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Frugal Innovation Enhancing Healthcare Access in India

As an exponentially growing population with an increasing life expectancy strains the medical care system worldwide, healthcare emerges as a major area of innovation. This is most prominent in emerging markets like India, were the cost of healthcare is as important a factor as the quality of the product or service being provided. As a result, India has become a hub for frugal healthcare innovation, demonstrating what is possible in a resource strapped environment struggling with the natural constraints of development. The healthcare system in India

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Maximizing Impact in Education, Employability & Livelihoods: Insights from Alchemix™ Session 7

On Thursday September 19th, Innovation Alchemy, in conjunction with Mahindra Spark the Rise and with research and outreach support from the Center for Education Innovation (CEI), and Unitus Seed Fund, hosted the 7th installment of the Alchemix™ series.  The session, exploring innovations in education, employability and livelihoods, brought together more than a hundred innovators and entrepreneurs at the TERI South Regional Centre in Bangalore to engage with our passionate practitioner speakers and share learnings and insights on issues ranging from sparking creativity in children, to

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Accion: Dialogue on Business – Acceleration Program 2013

ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVE Accion’s objective is to train Rural and Semi Urban women entrepreneurs in India to manage business of their own through their training model “Dialogue on Business Program” that uses interactive games and role-playing to help micro entrepreneurs solve real-life business challenges. Accion India was registered in 2006 as a Section 25 Company. It currently has a strength of 17 staff members and trainers who work in the space of Livelihood and Education. CURRENT IMPACT Dialogue on business program has benefitted more than 35,000 entrepreneurs

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