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In Pursuit of Innovation Excellence

Calling nominations from visionaries, entrepreneurs, startups, and organisations to apply for the 11th CavinKare-MMA ChinniKrishnan Innovation Awards 2022

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Cash award of Rs.1 lakh will be presented to each innovator selected for the award. In addition, recognition at the national level, support and guidance from India's leading industrialists will be facilitated. 

Nomination ends on 31 July 2022

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We Want You to Apply...

What are we looking for in awardees

The selection will depend on three primary criteria:


The product or service must be well-differentiated in terms of the value it offers to customers

Benefit to people

It should benefit the end consumers in a real-time scenario

The product or service must be capable of being scalable within a reasonable time

Eligibility criteria for nomination

  • The nominee should be a citizen of India.

  • The registered office of the company, firm or proprietorship should be in India.

  • Only small-scale enterprises with an annual turnover, not exceeding Rs.25 crore for the year 2019-20 will be eligible.

  • This is an application process based award. Aspirants must submit a nomination form online

  • Nominees must provide a brief write-up in not more than 300 words – ”How your Business is innovative/different” in the application form.

The Selection


A Jury panel comprising of industry experts will come out with a SHORT LIST after evaluating the data furnished by the nominees.


Shortlisted nominees will be contacted for a short video shoot at their respective  places for the final Jury meet.


Nominees may be invited for an online interactive session with the Jury to clarify aspects that they may seek.


The winners will be chosen by the Jury, which will consist of leaders from industry and venture capitalists.


The awards will be presented on the scheduled day that will be announced on this website.

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Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation

In Celebration of Ideas...

Since its inception in the year 2011, the CavinKare-MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards have stood out in its steadfast support of innovative ventures promoted by small-scale enterprises and business people.

The 10th edition in the series will honor entrepreneurs who embody the ’dreamer,’ ’innovator,’ and ’ideator’ qualities of the late Shri. R. Chinnikrishnan (father of C.K Ranganathan, Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare Pvt Ltd).


The Award honours innovative entrepreneurs based on the innovation’s uniqueness, its benefit to people, and ability to be scalable. The award commemorates the memory of Late R Chinnikrishnan, widely regarded as the Father of the Sachet Revolution.


Great ideas come when you least expect it to come. They don’t happen when you want them to happen. However, we believe that you can set yourself and your environment up to be ready for your next big idea which will impact the world. Yes there is a structured approach to innovation howsoever oxymoronic it might sound.


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Contact Us

In case you need any further clarification, you may contact us through this form or  please feel free to contact our team:

  • Gp. Capt. Dr. Venkatraman (Retd) (9444700068)

  • Mohan (9043027447)

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