Vikas Sharma, Assistant Director- Centre for Management Development
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The outbreak of the COVID-19 disease posed great challenges to the global economy and people’s daily lives but at the same time, this crisis also became a strong driver of creativity and innovation at the national, institutional, organizational, and individual levels. Most businesses and organisations were left with no options but to innovate in order to survive and thrive during this crisis.
AIMA is pleased to bring to you the 9th Edition of Innovation Practitioner’s Case Study Contest, Summit & Awards which seeks to identify teams which have undertaken this journey to keep their companies operate and excel in a hyper-disruptive business environment and applaud them for the efforts. Be it disruptive or incremental, if you have contributed towards reshaping the way a company functions and in turn altering the paradigms of the world that we live in, we want to hear from you. We want to identify and felicitate people behind the scenes who have worked tirelessly to translate an idea into something tangible that is benefiting a substantially larger target audience today.
The Case Study Competition is a refreshing, stimulating and dynamic contest, through which teams coming from individual firms/Institutions will get the opportunity to learn and compete against teams from other participating firms, in an environment which empowers team building, harnesses competitiveness and encourages innovative thinking.
This contest consists of developing case study based on recent innovations in the organization and presentation of its implication/solutions. The objective of the contest is to showcase hi- impact innovations and its practitioners and to provide a platform to recognise the talent in the industry.
The case study contest will showcase India’s leading innovation practitioners in the following Six categories:
1. Innovation Through Digital Transformation:
This award recognises digital transformation initiatives which have had a significant and measurable business impact. Firms/Institutions in this category should have used technology to drive business innovation, which may include use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality/augmented reality, cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile/smart devices. These innovations can be captured as best practices case study.
2. Innovations In Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility:
This award recognises organisations/Institutions which have managed to incorporate sustainability and CSR in business practices as a part of their DNA and its business model. Case studies may focus on how the business world is coping to face real-world challenges, and empower leaders everywhere to take action, professionally, and personally, so that humans and nature can thrive for generations to come. The initiatives/ practices undertaken by organisations beyond the profitability aspect and those connected with their endurance directly or else indirectly in the society can be captured in the case study.
3. Innovations in Manufacturing/Logistic & Supply Chain:
The award recognises organisations/Institutions best practices in the area of manufacturing and supply chains and logistics. The opportunity created by omnichannel distribution, 3-D printing, automation, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, etc and traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. The case study should focus on these areas of innovation and how these have helped transform businesses.
4. Innovations in Human Resource Practices / Learning & Development
The award aims to recognise an organisation/Institution that has implemented innovative practices in human resource management contributing positively to organizational performance and excellence. These innovations may include the changes in organization structure, skilling and reskilling employees, work from home and working with virtual teams, flexible-working, innovative compensation systems, employee well-being, outreach training, co-creation, intrapreneurship, career progression schemes and learning and development to list a few. The case studies may include the use of technology to successfully implement these innovations.
5. Innovations in New Product and Services
The award would recognize organizations/institution which has successfully introduced new products and services by innovation/ creativity with a strong focus on R&D. Successful projects would also be those that enable businesses and people to realize their full potential, help customers to get better solutions and options, created a better user experience and may have changed the way the product/services was produced, distributed and offered in the market.
6. Innovations in Crisis And Risk Management Capabilities:
The award would recognise the innovative practices used by the organisation to combat risk and crisis in general. Ideally, a case study would include one which have contributed to the management of the crisis emerging from Pandemic; this may cover the contribution of the organisation to manage of public health crisis, migrant labour crisis, maintenance of essential supplies. The resilience of the organisation in this pandemic for business continuity, working capital management, labour and employee engagement, etc can be the focus areas of the case study.
To participate in the case study contest please go through the participation criteria and send us the confirmation through the dully filled consent form
The case study contest is open for any firm/company/organisation/institution that has devised innovations in any of the SIX categories listed above.
Organisations/Institutions can nominate more than one case study in one category and can also nominate across categories.
Step 1: Submission of Consent Form:
Note : The submitted case studies can be published at AIMA India Case Research Centre ( ICRC). ICRC offers an option to publish and distribute these case studies across the globe in leading B Schools and Training organization. This will give a great visibility and branding opportunity. Those organization who are NOT open to the idea of publication of cases with ICRC should Tick no option in the consent form.
Step 2: Submission of Case Study, PPT and Participation Fee:
Step 3: Participation at the Jury Presentation Round:
Step 4: Award Ceremony and Presentations:
|Participation Fee||1 Case Study||2-3 Case Studies||4 & More Case Studies|
|Fee before GST||Rs. 20,000 each||Rs. 17,500 each||Rs. 15,000 each|
|Total Fee after GST @ 18% (per case study)||Rs. 23,600 each||Rs. 20,650 each||Rs. 17,700 each|
The entry to the case study contest should be submitted in a fixed format.
Shortlisting of the entries will be based on the word document submitted by the Organisation. Following will be the evaluation criteria for all categories
Scale and Sustainability