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KPIT Sparkle initiative wins 'FICCI CSR Award' for Exemplary Innovation 

The CSR Journal , Aug 12, 2020

Pune-based KPIT Technologies Limited has emerged as the winner of this year's 'FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Awards' in the category of 'Exemplary Innovation'. The award recognised its CSR initiative 'KPIT Sparkle' which is unlocking the power of IPR in India by connecting thousands of budding entrepreneurs to the incubation ecosystem every year, especially those from small towns and rural areas.

The contest helps them converge on the final objective of bringing innovative solutions to society. Every year, faculty and students of undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD courses, from the Science, Engineering, Design and Management streams of colleges and universities across India get this opportunity to turn their ideas into working prototypes for industrial production. In the last 5 years, 22000 ideas from 1500 institutions in T1 and T2 cities have been supported by KPIT Sparkle.

Kedar Sapre, Senior Marketing Specialist, of KPIT, said: "I'm grateful to FICCI's eminent panel of juries who have understood and recognised the value that KPIT Sparkle is creating by promoting the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship right at the grassroots level. India is a land of brilliant ideas and many often the best ideas come not from big cities but from students of smaller towns and rural areas. KPIT Sparkle nurtures such innovations from idea generation to product manufacture with a supportive incubation process."