The Digital Society Challenge is intended to support innovators who are making the internet safer for the Next Half Billion. The challenge does not have any specific sectoral focus as long as the underlying idea helps advance digital safety.
Type of innovation
We are looking for ideas or solutions that directly impact individuals. While we actively fund research, surveys and events, we will not be doing so under this Challenge.
Applications under this challenge could be either -
Type of investment
The challenge is open to both for-profit as well as non-profit organisations under three distinct tracks.
Participants must clearly review the requirements of each track, and must submit their application under the track applicable to them. There will not be cross-transfer of applications between different tracks. Individual innovators can also apply, but they will need to collaborate with one of the eligible organisations.
The three tracks are -
The selection criteria are as follows -
Omidyar Network India invests in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations, ranging from the poorest among us to the existing middle class.
To drive empowerment and social impact at scale, we work with entrepreneurs in the private, nonprofit and public sectors, who are tackling India’s hardest and most chronic problems. We make equity investments in early stage enterprises and provide grants to nonprofits in the areas of Digital Identity, Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.
Omidyar Network India is part of The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of companies, organisations and initiatives, supported by philanthropists Pam and Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay.