The 1st and 2nd edition of NCSI (2013 and 2014)
The first edition of NCSI was launched in 2013 and was kicked off by the ever inspiring Dr. DR Mehta (Founder and Chief Patron, Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti) and was structured around the ennobling themes of Sahajta, Samvedna, Saralta, and Sampreshan. The 2014 edition grew bigger; several social innovators led by Dr. Devi Shetty continued to develop the ideas of social innovation. During this time, 100+ speakers and panellists graced the conference with their presence and provided several ideas. Prof. Anil Gupta and National Innovation Foundation played a big role and NIF continues as the partner to the programme.
The evolution of NCSI – 3rd and 4th edition (2015 and 2016)
These two editions saw the move to a more action-oriented approach without losing any of the effectiveness of the discussions and deliberations. The conference’s concept evolved and social innovators presenting their innovation and impact to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Impact investors, academia and media became the centre-piece of the conference. This allowed for a very lively dynamic where innovators found media outreach, support and resources. The 3rd edition (2015) was organised around the
The Social Innovation Unit @ PIC in last 1-year (2017)
The Unit continued to build on the success of the previous years and rapidly expanded into several areas, including policy, further programmes and a new mentorship programme.