Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Social Enterprises
According to the 2014 Planning Commission report, nearly 29.5% of the Indian population was living below the poverty line in 2011-12. This situation continues to create a vicious circle of extreme poverty, morbidity and mortality, illiteracy, and a skills deficit for livelihood creation.
The Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Social Enterprises program will address problem areas that include, but are not limited to, health and healthcare delivery, education, women’s safety, and creation and enhancement of livelihood for those at the base of the pyramid. The Mittal Institute’s focus on facilitation of rural livelihoods, sustainability, and livability in India is rooted in the following core objectives:
- Catalyze current efforts initiated by the government, civil society organizations, academia, and select corporations for the economic empowerment of Indian masses.
- Provide mentorships, trainings, and opportunities for collaborative hands-on designing of prototypes to build capacity of potential entrepreneurs across India in multiple sectors.
- Build on the existing knowledge and generate new research using scholarly materials, scientific data on best practices, and solutions for addressing systemic problems of India.
- Provide policy guidelines to governing bodies to initiate appropriate changes in the identified areas.
- Create a broad network of experts from India and the US, whose knowledge will complement each other and will serve as a resource for emerging social entrepreneurs supported by the Tata Trusts Incubators and Accelerators across India.