Fueling the Innovation Economy : Role of Government, Private Sector and Capital

Apr 9-10, 2015 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India

Innovation has disrupted age-old hierarchies and dogmas. We have witnessed how internet and mobile telephony have converted the world into a global village in a very short time; integrating us across race, regions and gender, and flattening pyramids worldwide even beyond their country of origin.

Having acknowledged the power of innovations in making countries and societies inclusive, the 7th edition of the Global Sankalp Summit explored Innovation as a trigger for Inclusion, having brought the Government as an actor in equitable development and to saw the interplay of this trigger with Social Business, Capital and Corporates.


Recap of the Global Sankalp Summit 2015

Click here to get a recap of the Global Sankalp Summit 2015 from Pioneers Post

Sankalp Awards 2015 Winners

powered by Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N)

Many Congratulations to:

Sankalp – Artha Grand Prize Winner 2015: The Better India (recipient of $40,000)

Sankalp Awards 1st Runner Up: Drinkwell Systems (recipient of $10,000)

Sankalp Awards 2nd Runner Up: Swami Samarth (recipient of $10,000)

Sankalp People’s Choice Award in partnership with Ketto: Janta Meals

Sankalp – Alliance Technical Assistance Grant: Bio Lite (recipient of grant of $10,000)



Fueling the Innovation Economy

Featuring powerful sessions on innovations that have advanced the inclusive development sector, the Summit will showcase creative thought leaders and entrepreneurs impacting the world, communities inspiring the mainstreaming of innovations, and new partnership and framework models to re-imagine the roles of relevant stakeholders.


Spotlight on Policy and Reforms for Impact

From India to across Asia and Africa, the past year has seen a variety of policy reforms that have bolstered the ability of entrepreneurs to build impactful businesses.  We will question, debate and seek to understand the role of governments and policymakers in scaling innovations and creating an enabling environment.


Private Sector Approaches to Impact

Corporates are increasingly looking at partnerships that will enable them to increase their social impact. The Summit will showcase innovative strategies and trends global corporates are adopting to innovate for impact. We will also debate if corporate giants can collaborate and structure CSR contributions to build an impetus for entrepreneurship.


Democratizing Capital to Achieve Equitable Development

Both Government & the Private Sector have traditionally been looked to as the funders for social impact. It is time to look beyond these groups by identifying alternate channels of capital. The Global Summit will feature global philanthropists, family foundations and angel investors to identify innovative methodologies to unlock capital.


"Sankalp has been instrumental in bringing about the incredible growth that we have seen in this (enterprise-led development) space in such a short time."

Dr. Zia Khan

VP at Rockefeller Foundation, Speaker 2014


Sankalp Summit brought together exciting programs designed to make the platform more collaborative, accessible and democratic.


Sankalp and Karmany bring together a one- day Innovation Hackathon, involving key stakeholders to create innovation based solutions to a given development challenge.


Focused on helping start-ups that come to Global Sankalp Summit – mentorship clinics are special 30 minute meetings between an industry expert and a start-up to help solve growth challenges.


The 3rd edition of the Entrepreneur Scholarships will support 50 social entrepreneurs from emerging economies, nominated by our strategic partner Villgro to attend and participate in the Summit.


Visit Gaushala, a dairy farm spread over an area of 20 acres, houses 700 cows of Indian breed and produces ~1,200 liters of milk daily



Thomson Reuters Foundation brought the spotlight firmly on the kind of robust support systems that social entrepreneurs need through a chat with Intellecap CEO – Anurag Agrawal on the sidelines of Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014.


India’s leading national daily Mint covered the launch of Intellecap’s pioneering report Invest. Catalyze. Mainstream: Indian Impact Investment Story pegging to the Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014. 


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