CNN-IBN & Ericsson join hands to launch ‘Networked India’

MUMBAI: Ericsson has partnered with CNN-IBN to launch Networked India - a new initiative that will inspire, identify and celebrate innovations that employ mobility, broadband and cloud to make a social impact or address a specific social need, thereby having the potential to change the world.


The initiative seeks participation from people and organisations across India starting 8 June. The window for sending in nominations is open for five weeks and it ends on 12 July, 2015. Entries can be sent through the campaign portal The shortlisted entries will be evaluated by a jury at the awards ceremony on 7 August in New Delhi, wherein the best innovations will get project support and cash rewards.


Networked India is in line with Ericsson’s global brand campaign ‘We enable change makers.’


Ericsson head of region India Chris Houghton said, “We have long envisioned the arrival of a networked society where connectivity changes the fundamentals of our daily life. As mobility, broadband, and cloud services are rapidly spreading across the globe, we are witnessing this vision, this transformation, come to life and we wanted to investigate exactly how people are using mobility and the internet to make a positive impact on their own situations and their communities. Through this campaign, we want to provide a platform wherein the real change-makers can come to the fore and share their stories.”


IBN News Network CEO Avinash Kaul added, “The world has come closer because of innovations in the field of communication. As we continue to progress, our special series ‘Networked India’ will aim to highlight and felicitate these innovators and further encourage more such brilliant minds to come forth to help India and the world prosper.”

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