Tag Archives: Parvathi Menon

Food for Thought: How ‘Nutrition’ Gets the Indian Innovator’s Attention

Every child fortunate enough to grow up in financial comfort has been scolded, “There are poor and starving children in the streets, now finish your dinner!” In this narrative, poverty and hunger go hand in hand, which explains the significant money spent globally on food aid. In 2012 alone, the U.S spent $1.45 billion on food aid in the developing world; a large part of which was delivered as food on the ground to developing countries.  This type of food aid is based on what

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Targeting the ‘Information Inefficiency’ in Rural Healthcare Delivery

Close your eyes and imagine your last hospital visit. If your medical experiences have been anything like mine, your doctor’s office is equipped with instruments, tools, and a computer. Your medical file is stored in a digital database for easy retrieval and review, allowing your doctor to provide continuous and consistent care. Sadly though, this is far from the reality in thousands of India’s “digitally dark” villages, even despite the availability of technology. India’s  IT revolution is only reaching some and this poses a significant challenge for

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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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Marico Innovation Foundation adds 8 more social enterprises to its Innovation Acceleration Portfolio

Media Release, 1 July, 2013 Mumbai: Marico Innovation Foundation has announced eight new Finalists for its Social Innovation Acceleration Program 2013. These finalists, chosen at the kick-off session in Mumbai held last week consist of 3 for profit models and 5 not-for-profit/hybrid models across India. These will receive highly customized and facilitated acceleration support through knowledge partner Innovation Alchemy over the next 24 months. Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman and Managing Director, Marico Ltd and Founder of the Marico Innovation Foundation expressed happiness at the role played

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