Schaeffler India Social Innovator Fellowship Program 2023

Schaeffler India Social Innovator Fellowship Program 2023


  • Applicants should belong to the age group of 18 to 35 years (as on 1st September 2023)
  • Should be a resident of India
  • Open for individuals, groups of individuals, organizations of profit or non-profit both across India

Important Note

  • Early-stage start-ups or NGOs with functioning prototype can participate
  • The project must be related to any of the following categories:
    • Environment Sustainability
    • Renewable Energy
    • Carbon Neutrality
    • Circular Economy
    • Natural Resource Management
    • Application of Technology like Robotics / Drone in Social Sector
  • An entry must not just be a concept, idea, or mock-up and needs to fulfill the following six requirements:
    • Clear target market or audience
    • Addressing clear need, problem, or opportunity
    • Potential to scale and positively impact people
    • Economical and sustainable
    • Commercial viability
    • Should be a prototype
  • The project MUST NOT be an established commercial venture
  • A participant also needs to submit the entries describing their work in the form of idea pitch deck and a video that can be uploaded on the website

  • Each of the 10 winning projects will be granted an award of INR 1 Lakh.
  • A 24-week hybrid mentorship opportunity at the prestigious CIIE.CO, IIM Ahmedabad, to help the winners further develop and scale their solutions.
  • Access to Schaeffler India’s network & partners.
  • Entry to a fellow community of peers.

  • An idea pitch deck in PDF format with size less than 4 MB
  • A video (90-120 seconds) describing the ideas/projects
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport size photograph
How can you apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the program through the following steps:

  • Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • You will now be redirected to the Schaeffler India Social Innovator Fellowship Program page.
  • Read the details carefully and click on ‘Apply Now’ to start the application.
  • Fill the required details in the online application form.
  • Upload relevant documents, an idea pitch deck and a video describing the ideas/project and answer the questions that have been asked.
  • Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on ‘Preview’.
  • Cross-check application details in ‘preview mode’ and click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

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