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In Pursuit of Innovation Excellence

Calling nominations from visionaries, entrepreneurs, startups, and organisations to apply for the
11th CavinKare-MMA ChinniKrishnan Innovation Awards 2022

Nominations close on: 1 August 2022

You will need to upload your Aadhar, IT Returns, PAN Card and Certificate of Registration. Completing the application process will take not more than five minutes.

Cash award of Rs.1 lakh will be presented to each innovator selected for the award. In addition, recognition at the national level, support and guidance from India's leading industrialists will be facilitated. 


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What are we looking for in awardees

The selection will depend on four evaluation criteria concerning the product(s) and/or service(s):

  • Uniqueness: The product(s) and/or service(s) must be well-differentiated in terms of the value they would offer to customers and end-users.

  • Benefits to people: They should provide proven short- and long-term benefits to end-users in a real-time scenario.

  • Scalability: The product(s) and/or service(s) must be capable of being scaled up and spread into their respective market(s) within a reasonable time.

  • Sustainability: The product(s) and/or service(s) must be sustainable

The jury will distinguish between 'creative output' and 'innovation'. The latter should be demonstrated by either compelling evidence of market success and widespread use/application of the uniqueness of the product/service or business. 

Eligibility criteria for nomination

  • The Nominee should be a citizen of India.

  • The registered office of the company, firm or individual should be in India. Only start-ups and small-scale enterprises with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs.100 crore for the year 2020-21 will be eligible.

  • This is an application process-based award. Aspirants must submit the nomination form online.

  • Nominees must provide a brief write-up in their application form in not more than 300 words on – ”How your business is innovative/different”.

The Selection


A Jury Panel comprising experts from business, industry and academic institutions will select a SHORT LIST after evaluating the data furnished by the nominees. Nominees may be invited for an online interactive session with the Jury.


The nominees shortlisted by the preliminary Jury will be contacted and coordinated with for recording a short video of the innovation submission prior to the Final Jury Meet.


Nominees may be invited for an online interactive session with the Jury to clarify aspects that they may seek.


The winners will be chosen by the Jury, which will consist of leaders from industry and venture capitalists.


The awards will be presented on the scheduled day that will be announced on this website.

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Previous winners
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Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation

In Celebration of Ideas...

Since its inception in the year 2011, the CavinKare-MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards have stood out in its steadfast support of innovative ventures promoted by small-scale enterprises and business people.

The 11th edition in the series will honor entrepreneurs who embody the ’dreamer,’ ’innovator,’ and ’ideator’ qualities of the late Shri. R. Chinnikrishnan (father of C.K Ranganathan, Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare Pvt Ltd).


The Award honours innovative entrepreneurs based on the innovation’s uniqueness, its benefit to people, and ability to be scalable. The award commemorates the memory of Late R Chinnikrishnan, widely regarded as the Father of the Sachet Revolution.


Great ideas come when you least expect it to come. They don’t happen when you want them to happen. However, we believe that you can set yourself and your environment up to be ready for your next big idea which will impact the world. Yes there is a structured approach to innovation howsoever oxymoronic it might sound.

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