About Us


Innovation is the very essence of human flourishing.

Breakthrough ideas are an essential driver of progress that benefits consumers, businesses, the economy and the nation as a whole.

If India is to achieve the ambitious goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024, innovation has to lead the way.

It is with this in mind that The Economic Times Innovation Awards has been designed. The ET Innovation Awards seeks to identify and showcase the best innovations that are driving growth in the areas of business, products, technology, social impact etc.

Successful organisations are those that generate hundreds of ideas, sift through them all, pick the right ones, develop them into products with clear go-to-market strategies, and then leverage the innovations for revenue and profit growth.

But great new products don’t just happen. They are brought about by innovative people, using innovative processes, through innovative business models. Successful organisations are also those that recognise this cycle, and lay equal emphasis on each aspect.

Similarly, successful societies are those that permit, encourage, nurture and even democratise innovation and manage to bring down barriers between the idea and its market.

At The Economic Times, we recognise the value of these innovations, and the value of each step of the innovation chain. We feel the need to assess and recognise the best innovations around us, and use them as shining examples of what can be dreamt of and achieved – to encourage and inspire others to follow in their footsteps, and inculcate innovative thinking in their core DNA.

The Economic Times Innovation Awards, presented by technology powerhouse SAP, is a small effort in this direction. With the support of knowledge partner Bain and Company, the ET Innovation Awards seeks to identify and reward out-of-the-box thinking and innovation.

Join us as we begin this exciting journey.


  • Entity should have registered offices in India
  • Innovation should have been implemented, in at least 1 pilot in the last 3 financial years (1 April 2016 - 31 March 2019)