To groom social entrepreneurship, building a culture of innovation is the key. The social issues in urban areas globally are getting more serious and alike. It's worth our time to think about social innovation ideas together and share experience along the road.

To pathway for a sustainable development of social innovation culture in the region, we would like to initiate the discussion by promoting social. The Social Innovation Leadership Awards would serve as one of the pioneer to create this new path, and will be your first step to change the world with your simple idea!

Make use of your imagination, and change might be initiated by you in the society!

You too can bring about a Social Revolution!


       2018  /    2017  /    2016  /    2015  /    2014  /    2013

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Marcos OAP, recognized in 2017 by Forbes magazine as one of the 30 most promising young Brazilian innovators and WSYA/UN as one of the most impactful social innovators worldwide, leads innovative initiatives which foster new talents and enterprises in the digital industries in Brazil and globally, particularly in emerging markets.

Specialized in international multidisciplinary collaborations which use technology and creative practice for social and civic change. He thrives on building new partnerships across the creative & tech industries, digital fabrication & innovation labs, government & civil society, improving businesses impact and social inclusion.

Over the past 14 years, working closely with startups and some of the world's biggest companies, Marcos accumulates prizes and participations in major events worldwide such as Laureate Brazil Award, United Nations World Summit Award, Slush 100 Startups, TEDx, Tikkun Olam Make-a-Thon, CES & more. Marcos is most simply described as an enabler of pioneering ideas -helping organizations and changemakers to plot concrete steps forward in environments of high change and ambiguity. With a sleeves rolled up approach, Marcos is at his best when working alongside visionaries/devs to design & implement strategies that bring game-changing ideas to life.

With degrees in Computer Science, MBA and a wide experience with Social Innovation, Marcos also loves to be at the intersection of profit and purpose. He is a strong advocate for emerging models of”profit for purpose” business, having consulted to,mentored and advised a range of entrepreneurs & companies across Brazil and US.

A firm believer that a business only grows as fast as its people, Marcos is actively involved w/ new techs dev/consulting in several leadership development initiatives. Since 2015 he is member of the International Youth Foundation and Ambassador of WSA (hosted annually at Vienna, Austria) and spent six years as a volunteer community worker.


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Award Categories


  • Organizational
  • Individual
  • Process
  • Criteria


  • Education & Training Social Enterprise
  • Initiative for Community Awareness
  • Innovation - Product or Service
  • Best Social Enterprise
  • Best Start Up Social Enterprise
  • Best Public Sector Initiative
  • Best Social Media campaign
  • Best Social Investment Strategy
  • Social Enterprise Market Builder
  • Youth Social Enterprise of the Year
  • Social Enterprise Start-up of the Year
  • Best use of Social Innovation in Education Sector
  • Best use of Social Innovation in IT Sector
  • Best use of Social Innovation in Health Care Sector
  • Best use of Social Innovation in Operational Services
  • Best use of Social Innovation in Work Force Development
  • Best use of Social Innovation in HR Practices
  • Best use of Social Innovation in Training & Development course
  • Best use of Social Innovation in Marketing Strategies
  • Innovative Company of the year
  • Best Innovative Technology
  • Best Social Innovative Project
  • Best Social Innovation in Quality Segment
  • Best Social Innovation in Retail Marketing
  • Best Social Innovation in Financial Services
  • Best Social Innovation in Supply Chain Technology
  • Young Social Innovator Leader

  • CEO of the Year
  • CIO of the Year
  • Social Enterprise Champion
  • Social Innovation Entrepreneur
  • Best Social Enterprise of the Year

    The process entails of invitation of entries in different categories from various organizations. Organization is given the freedom to present the entry using their own creativity, knowledge & empirical data. The supporting with each entry may be of a different nature.


    Organizational Category: Each entry should be accompanied by write-up of not more than 2700 words excluding attachment; Profile of the company & Brochure; Media write-ups & Interviews as annexure.

    Individual Category: Each entry should be accompanied by personal profile of nominated person; Achievements; Awards & Accolades received; Media Coverage; Articles published; Photographs & any other relevant details.

    (The Jury will evaluate each entry & will decide on winners. The decision of the Jury is final & binding)

    Award Winners

    Award winner 2017

       Social Innovation Leadership Award

    • Medea Nocentini, Co-founder and CEO, Consult and Coach for a Cause (C3)
    • Dr. Gavin Armstrong, Founder and CEO, Lucky Iron Fish.
    • Hema Parbhoo, Organisational Psychologist (Director), Umbo Human Potential Solutions
    • Rajendra Joshi, Managing Director, Saath Livelihoods
    • Sanvar Oberoi, Co-founder & Director of Finance and Digital Technology, Bombay Hemp Company Pvt. Ltd. (BOHECO)
    • Martin Fernando Jakobsen, Director, Turning Tables

       Sustainable Initiatives

    • International Paper APPM Ltd.

       Best Social Media campaign

    • Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

    Award winner 2016

       Social Innovation Leadership Award

    • Leslie Heyer, Founder, Cycle Technologies, Inc.
    • Dr. Moka Lantum, Co-founder, MicroClinic Technologies
    • CeciliaRinaudo, Directrice du Développement, La VouteNubienne
    • Pushkin Phartiyal, Phd, Executive Director, Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA)
    • Prashant Mehra, Chief Architect - Social Inculsion, Mindtree
    • Ajaita Shah, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Markets.
    • ParminderVir OBE, CEO, The Tony Elumelu Foundation
    • Ulla EveliinaLuukas, Head Coach, Timiakatemia.
    • Dr. Prakash Baba Amte, Ramon Magsaysay Award Winner Padmashree
    • Dr. Kiran Bedi, First Lady IPS Officer in India
    • Navneet Kaushal, CEO, Page Traffic

       Social Innovation & Iconic Leadership Award

    • VedantThaker
    • Mark D'souza, Crrystal Light Foundation
    • AdarshAlphons, Founder & Executive Director, ProjectArt, Community Scholar, Columbia University
    • Kannan Moudgalya, Professor, IIT, Bombay
    • HarakhchandSavla, Founder, JeevanJyot Cancer Relief & Care Trust.
    • Vanessa D'Souza, Chief Executive Officer, SNEHA (Society for Nutrition Education & Health Action)
    • Dr. BP Agrawal, Founder & President, Sustainable Innovations
    • Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Head and Neck service, Tata Memorial Hospital
    • Edwin Sabuhoro, CEO, Rwanda Eco-Tours/Green Journeys Africa
    • Popatrao Pawar, Hiware Bazar

       Best CIO

    • Vijay Sethi, Head CSR , Hero MotoCop Ltd.

       Social Innovator

    • Tapash Chatterjee, Secretary & CEO, MitaanSewaSamiti

       Best Social Innovative Project

    • Tata Capital
    • J K Paper Ltd., Unit: CPM

       Initiative for Community Awareness

    • Hero MotoCop Ltd.

       Best Social Media Campaign

    • Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
    • Agni Foundation

       Innovation - Product or Services

    • International Paper - APPM Ltd.

       Best Use of Social Innovation in Education Sector

    • New Education Group - Foundation for Innovation and Research in Education

       Social Innovation Entrepreneur

    • AgnishwarJayaprakash, Director, Agni College of Technology

    Award winner 2015

       Social Innovation Conference & Awards

       Social Innovation Leadership Award

    • Ahmad Ashkar, Founder & CEO, Hult Prize
    • Ariel Beery, CEO, Mobile OCT
    • Baptiste Leroux, Co-founder, GlobeDrop
    • Dr. H. Sudarshan, Secretary, Karuna Trust
    • Lewis Perkins, Founder & President, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation
    • Nick Moon, Co-founder / Director, KickStart International
    • Tomasz Sadowski, Founder, Barka Foundation
    • Paul Arnpriester, Principal Technology Evangelist, Nonprofit, CDW
    • Ritu Sharma, CEO & Co-founder, Social Media for Nonprofits
    • Penny Low, Founder & President, Social Innovation Park. Ltd.

       Social Entrepreneurship

    • Pramod Gopalrao Gaikwad, Founder President, Social Networking Forum
    • Subramanya K. Kusnur, Chairman & CEO, Aquakraft Projects Pvt. Ltd.

       Innovation - Product or Service

    • eClerx Services Ltd.

       Best Social Investment Strategy

    • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

       Initiative for Community Awareness

    • Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.

    Award winner 2014

       Social Innovation Conference & Awards - 2014

       Organizational Categories

        Innovation-Product or Service

    • Biocon Foundation
    • Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (Fiinovation)
    • SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
    • Terra Tech Solutions Pte. Ltd.

       Education & Training Social Enterprise

    • BEE'AH (Dubai)
    • Tata Consultancy Services (for Adult Literacy Program)
    • Tata Consultancy Services (for Research Scholar Program)
    • Uttarakhand Open University (Online Programs)

       Best Social Media Campaign

    • UBM India Pvt. Ltd.

       Initiative for Community Awarness

    • BEE'AH

       Best Social Enterprise

    • Bhaktivedanta Hospital

       Individual Categories

       Social Innovation Entrepreneur

    • S. Narayan, Founder & President, Integron Property Management Services Pvt. Ltd.

       Social Innovation Leadership Award

    • N. Dewi Hutabarat, Executive Director, Aksi Sinergi Untuk Indonesia Foundation ( Sinergi Indonesia )

    • Runa Khan, Founder & Executive Director, Friendship

    • Ron Schultz, Co-founder, Waterman Aylsworth

    • Nurfarini Daing, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Trust Foundation (myHarapan)

    • Mouhsine Serrar, Founder & CEO, Prakti Design

    Award winner 2013

       Social Innovation Conference & Awards - 2013

       Social Innovation Leadership Award

    • Ivan Chang, Co-founder, Head (Accounts & Engagement), Start Now Pte. Ltd.
    • Shane Hill, Founder, Skoolbo
    • Andrea Krause, Founder, FYSE
    • Anshu Gupta, Founder Director, Goonj
    • Priya Haji, Co-founder & CEO, SAVEUP (behalf)
    • Sonia Shrivastava, CSR Head South Asia, Intel
    • Chris West, Director, Shell Foundation
    • Timothy K. W. Ma, Sr. Project Consultant, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association
    • Akhtar Badshah, Sr. Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs and Head of Corporate Philanthropy, Microsoft Corporation

       Best Employee Engagement Strategy

    • Genpact India

       Best social investment Strategy

    • Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.

       Best Sustainability Performance

    • JK Paper Ltd.


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