Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar today announced the launch of the 2nd Bihar Innovation Forum, an initiative of the Government of Bihar through Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (JEEViKA), in collaboration with the State Innovation Council, Bihar.
The 2nd Bihar Innovation Forum aims to attract innovators with impactful social innovations from public, private and civil society organizations registered in India, under 8 livelihood themes – agriculture, livestock, financial services, rural energy, ICT based solutions, skill development & non-farm sector, access to entitlements and access to services. The shortlisted entries will get an opportunity to partner with the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society to replicate and scale up their innovations in Bihar through formal partnership modalities.
Benefits for winners
Through the 2ndBihar Innovation Forum, Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) looks to develop an institutional and capacity building environment that will create impact both at the grassroots level in the state and across the country. The winners will get an opportunity to access social capital of 1 million organised rural households to which an investment of US$ 120 million has already been made. The investment will increase to US$ 1 billion and is expected to take the number of organised households to 15 million by 2017. Winners will also receive last mile delivery and field level logistical and implementation support from BRLPS. In addition to national and international recognition and visibility, BRLPS also promises the BIF II winners, support in terms of guidance and mentorship through its partners.
How to apply:
Interested applicants can log on to www.biharinnovationforum.in and go to Apply Now section. Applicants are requested to read all the terms and conditions before applying to eliminate the chances of getting disqualified due to any inappropriate information. The last date to apply is May 28, 2013 (before 5pm).
For any assistance in filling the application, the applicants can also reach out to the following helpline number: +91 612-645-2349