The Innovation & Engagement practice within NSDC has two key focus areas. The Innovation unit is focused on supporting high impact and innovative solutions that can disrupt the skilling ecosystem and/or enhance outcomes manifold, preferably in sectors and regions with unmet needs. The Engagement unit works with both internal and external stakeholders to strengthen the skills ecosystem, thus contributing to the larger NSDC mission.
In the effort to meet the incremental demands in vocational skills, evaluate past efforts and generate new ideas, NSDC looks at innovations that can particularly add value and address various challenges in the skill development ecosystem.
Based on our experience in the Indian skill development space, through our network of Training Partners and Sector Skill Councils, we have developed an Innovation Framework with 5 key categories and 18 sub-categories. We will continue to evaluate and adjust our framework to include innovations that fall beyond this framework.
Geographical Distribution of Innovation Portfolio
The activities of the Engagement Unit can be broadly classified as below:
Assist: The team works with training partners to assist them in strengthening their business plans through deep dive analysis and external support through a select group of turnaround specialists.
External Engagement: The team works with multiple stakeholders including corporates, impact funds, incubators, market facilitators, etc. to design and support high impact collaborative projects to enhance skilling outcomes, thus achieving multiplier effect.
- For complete profile of all Innovation partners, please visit. http://innovation.nsdcindia.org/Pages/innovation_partners.aspx
- For Innovation Funding Guidelines and proposal submission docket, please visit. http://innovation.nsdcindia.org/Pages/Funding.aspx
To apply to become an Innovation partner of NSDC, please email us at. firstname.lastname@example.org.