What is Design:Impact Awards?

Design:Impact Awards is a product design innovation challenge for resolving social problems by Titan Company. It is a project based grant award. The projects should aim at up scaling a product’s reach and impact directed towards an underprivileged community or an unmet need of society.

Why Design:Impact Awards?

In the course of the last 30 years, we at Titan Company have dedicated our efforts towards placing exemplary design in the hands of generations of Indians. Design that has not only reimagined lifestyles, but defined eras. Now, with Design: Impact Awards, we hope to inspire and support India’s design and innovation community who have set their sights on creating positive social impact.

I have an innovative service related with a product. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply if your services are related with a tangible/hard product as long as the product is the core of the design solution provided. Your product will also be eligible if the services around it meet the needs of the underserved communities (creating livelihood/ employment opportunities) and the product in itself may not directly be towards unmet needs of the society. For e.g. Innovations in traditional handicraft work generating employment at the bottom of the pyramid

I do not have an organization supporting my product design. Can I apply?

Participants can apply as individuals or teams. While there may be an organization associated with an individual/team, it is not a prerequisite requirement to apply.

I am part of a large organization. Can I apply for the award?

Yes. You can apply as an individual or as a team.

I have a product Idea. Can I apply for the awards?

No, only product design innovators and teams with prototyped and tested products can apply.

How do I enter the Design:Impact Awards?

Please submit your application online. You may also download the application here to develop your application before submitting it online. No other methods of submission will be accepted.

Can I nominate?

Anyone can nominate themselves or others. Nominations for the awards must be made through the nomination form.

Will I/ We be eligible to apply if we are funded by other organizations?

Yes, applications will be accepted from participants who are funded by other organizations

I am not an Indian or reside outside India. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply if your design idea is planned to be implemented in India

What is the geographical focus for the product implementation?

Design:Impact Awards have a Pan-India approach and reach for the program with the impact being in the Indian subcontinent only.

What is the accepted medium of language for submitting the application forms?

We accept application forms in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada Odia.

When I share my product design information, will I still hold my intellectual property rights?

All information provided in the application during the Awards process will be shared exclusively with the evaluation team and the jury. No idea or personal information will be given to third parties without prior consent. The Intellectual Property rights will solely remain with you.

Is there any age criterion for the applicants?

No. The awards are open for all age groups.

Is there any cost involved in participating in Design:Impact Awards?

No, participation is free of charge

How does Titan support the winners?

Design:Impact Awards brings you the opportunity to upscale your product's reach and Impact. The Award will provide financial grants, recognition and opportunities to mentorship and networking that will help you take your product design to the next level.

What is the deadline for the application submission?

All applications must be submitted by 31st October 2017. No further applications will be accepted thereafter.

Is there any time limit to the project proposal?

The duration of the project must have an upper time limit of 2 years from the date of commencement.

Is this application the final call for the grant awards?

No, this is the first phase of the application process. If you are selected, you will be asked to participate in phase 2, where you will have a chance to submit the project proposal and participate in the grant award.

When will we the results for the first phase be declared?

The results of the first phase of application will be disclosed by the second week of December. All applicants/ nominators will be notified via mail once the decision has been made.

Whom should I contact if I have questions?

For any further queries or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to us at diasupport@titan.co.in