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AIMA is pleased to bring to you the 8th Innovation Practitioner’s Summit. We realize the crucial role that innovation plays in ensuring that a business is able to thrive in the VUCA world of today. Bearing in mind the fact that innovations are time-consuming, highly uncertain and not always successful, individuals and companies choosing to innovate are indeed contributing greatly towards seeding and scaling disruptive businesses that are the future of our nation and the world.
AIMA seeks to identify teams that have been behind such innovations and applaud them for the effort. Be it disruptive or incremental, if you have contributed towards reshaping the way a company functions and in turn altering the paradigms of the world that we live in, we want to hear from you. We want to identify and felicitate people behind the scenes who have worked tirelessly to translate an idea into something tangible that is benefiting a substantially larger target audience today.
Our Understanding of Innovations
The successful exploration of new ideas is crucial to a business being able to improve its processes, bring new and improved products and services to market, increase its efficiency and, most importantly, improve its profitability and sustainability for the organisation and for humanity in the long term.
Marketplaces and market spaces - whether local, regional, national or global - are becoming highly competitive. Competition has increased as a result of shrinking markets, wider access to new technologies and information / knowledge-sharing opportunities, and consumer access to wide information offered by the Internet.
In these unpredictable and highly volatile times, innovation is key for businesses to remain relevant and compete effectively. Even market leaders today cannot afford to be complacent, there is a constant need to innovate failing which critical market share is lost.
The business case for innovation
The business case for innovation
Success comes from filtering those ideas, identifying those that the business will focus on and applying resources to exploit them.
The Case Study Competition is a refreshing, stimulating and dynamic contest, through which teams coming from individual firms/Institutions will get the opportunity to learn and compete against teams from other participating firms, in an environment which is empowering team building, harnessing competitiveness and encouraging innovative thinking.
This contest consists of developing case study based on recent innovations in the organization and presentation of its implication/solutions. The objective of the contest is to share the views of leading professionals on various categories and to provide a platform to recognise the talent in the industry.
The Summit will showcase India’s leading innovation practitioners in the following five categories:
1. INNOVATION THROUGH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION:
This category of award recognises digital transformation initiatives which have had a significant and measurable business impact. Firms/Institutions in this category should have used technology to drive business innovation, which may include use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality/augmented reality, cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile/smart devices. These innovations can be captured as best practices case study.
2. INNOVATIONS IN SUSTAINABILITY & CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility award recognises enterprises/Institutions which have managed to incorporate sustainability and CSR in business practices as a part of their DNA and its business model. Case studies may focus on how the business world is coping to face real world challenges, and empower leaders everywhere to take action, professionally, and personally, so that humans and nature can thrive for generations to come. The initiatives/ practices undertaken by organisations beyond the profitability aspect and those connected with their endurance directly or else indirectly in the society can be captured in case study.
3. INNOVATIONS IN MANUFACTURING/LOGISTIC & SUPPLY CHAIN:
The award recognises enterprises/Institutions best practices in commercial, altruistic, and efficiency aspect of manufacturing and supply chains and logistics. Innovative companies take a holistic approach not just to product development but also to the way they do business, inside and out. Innovation strategies require forward-thinking ideation, agile collaboration, and seamless execution. Innovations in any of the above mentioned area can be part of case study.
4. INNOVATION THROUGH LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT (L&D):
The award to recognise an organisation/Institution that has developed and implemented a leading-edge program with measurable impact on employees and the organisation and used innovative learning practices to inculcate a dynamic work culture throughout the enterprise. It can include the use of digital / technology platforms as a means of imparting L&D within the organisation. Organisations innovations in lifelong learning, co-creations, intrapreneurship can also be the focus area of the case studies.
5. INNOVATIONS IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:
The award would recognize organizations/institution which has successfully managed to bridge the gap between new product development teams and R&D teams. Successful projects would also be those that - enable businesses and people to realize their full potential, help customers to get the maximum work done and create a better experience for all intended target audience.
Guidelines & Rules at a glance: To participate in the case study contest please go through the participation criteria and send us the confirmation through the dully filled consent form
EligibilityThe case study contest is open for any firm/company/organisation/ institution that has devised innovations in the below given areas in the last three years:
Organisations/Institutions can nominate more than one case study in one category and can also nominate across categories.
Step 1: Submission of Consent Form: Interested firm/company/organisation/ institution to email the duly filled consent form to AIMA at email@example.com
Note : The submitted case studies can be published at AIMA India Case Research Centre ( ICRC). ICRC offers an option to publish and distribute these case studies across the globe in leading B Schools and Training organization. This will give a great visibility and branding opportunity. Those organization who are NOT open to the idea of publication of cases with ICRC should Tick no option in the consent form.
Step 2: Submission of Case Study, PPT and Participation Fee: The case study (in soft and hard copy both) along with the participation fee to be sent to AIMA latest by 21st November 2019.
Step 3: Confirm Participation for the Jury Presentation: The shortlisted firm/company/organisation/ institution shall be informed via email about their being shortlisted for the next level Case Study Presentation date and time slots. Participants must confirm their participation via email along with the complete details of presenters.
Step 4: Award Ceremony and Presentations: The winners shall be informed about the Programme Schedule and shall be invited for the Award Ceremony and Presentations on 4th December 2019 at, New Delhi.
Stages of Case Study Contest –
The Preliminary Stage-
The Final Stage-
Initial shortlisting of the entries will be based on the word document submitted by the Organisation. Following will be the
Evaluation Criteria for all Categories
Scale and Sustainability
|Participation Fee||1 Case Study (Fee in INR)||2 Case Studies (Fee in INR)||3 & More Case Studies (Fee in INR)|
|Fee before GST||Rs. 30,000 each||Rs. 25,000 each||Rs. 20,000 each|
|Total Fee after GST @ 18% (per case study)||Rs. 35,400 each||Rs. 29,500 each||Rs. 23,600 each|
Submission of Case Study, PPT and Participation Fee: latest by 21st November 2019.
Presentation of the shortlisted cases to the Jury for final round : 27th November 2019
Confirm Participation for Summit & Award ceremony: 28th November 2019
Award Ceremony and Presentations:04th December 2019