Due to some unavoidable circumstances, Ideas For Life challenge is postponed till further notice.
The organizers and committee apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused due to this.

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Ideas for Life (I4L) 2016 Challenge
In association with the
International Conference on Frugal Innovation (ICFI 2016)




1-30 Jun

1-31 Jul

Workshop 1

16 Jul

19 Aug

Abstract Submission

15 Aug

15 Sep

Proposal submission

17 Oct

4 Nov

Workshop 2

17 Sep

26 Oct

Revised Proposal Submission

1 Nov

15 Nov

Final presentation

19-21 Dec

19-21 Dec

Dates are subject to change.

Calling all passionate and aspiring social entrepreneurs – the ‘Ideas for Life” Challenge is for secondary / higher secondary school and undergraduate students who are motivated to solve the world’s pressing social problems. If you are a social entrepreneur, here is a chance to submit and win prizes for innovative solutions to change society for the better. The solutions or ideas should offer extreme ‘value for money’, sustainable, engaging and implementable on a wide scale. The aim is to solve a compelling problem in communities, involving innovations which are simple and novel, and having good commercial value.

Successful ideas should address:
  • Scenario to which the proposal applies. 
  • Social impact : compelling problems which are observed, needs identified, opportunities seized, communities served. 
  • Design : creativity, simplicity, innovative, robust, detailed illustrations / sketch. 
  • Enterprise : value-for-money proposition, marketing and business strategies, distribution and reach, alternative scenarios which may apply. 
  • Sustainability : Business and environmental.
Here are two sample scenarios. This scenario also serves as a template for you to create your own scenario which applies to your ideas that you are proposing.
  • Participants should submit a detailed proposal
  • Proposals should be emailed to [entries [at] i4lchallenge.org].
  • The short-listed entries by the judging panel will present their proposal at the Int. Conf. on Frugal Innovation.