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

The initiative seeks to identify change-makers who are enabling the networked society in India

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 9, 2015


Ever since the turn of the century, mankind has evolved at accelerated pace with the help of groundbreaking innovations and utility-based solutions, especially in the fields of mobility and connectivity. Today, technology is empowering millions and is driving innovation at every step.

Recognising this trend towards a connected world, Ericsson, in partnership with CNN-IBN, is launching Networked India – a new initiative that is aimed at inspiring, identifying and celebrating 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 June 8, 2015. The window for sending in nominations is open for five weeks and it ends on July 12, 2015. Entries can be sent through the campaign portal, The shortlisted entries will be evaluated by a Jury at the awards ceremony on August 7 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’. Chris Houghton, Head of Region India, Ericsson, commented, “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.”

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Avinash Kaul, CEO, IBN News Network, added here, “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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