Mahindra ‘Rise Prize’ beckons driverless car solutions in India

Mahindra Group today launched India’s biggest innovation prize,‘Rise Prize’. It offers USD 1 million to drive innovations in India. The 2 primary challenges are Mobility Challenge through solutions for driverless cars in India, and Solar Challenge to make solar energy products more accessible to more people.

Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “With the Rise Prize, the Mahindra Group wants to provoke big disruptive ideas that can dramatically change lives. We are offering a big incentive for fresh thinking among the new generation of innovators in our country. Our ambition is to propel India into the next orbit of Innovation and develop the nascent innovation ecosystem in India. Essentially we want to catalyze the rise of world-class, world-beating innovations and technology from India.”

Mahindra Rise PrizeMr.S P Shukla, President- Group Strategy and Chief Brand Officer, Mahindra Group, “We are launching the Rise Prize on National Science Day to commemorate the country’s achievements in the field of science and technology. We are a nation of a billion possibilities, with the potential to create innovations which are truly disruptive. Rise Prize, from Mahindra Group aims to inspire and enable the individuals & teams out of India to innovate and push boundaries, which would make the world sit up and take notice.”

Innovative and feasible solutions will redefine the Future of Mobility and will bring about transformation. Benefits include lower road mortality rates, lower driver fatigue, improved and cleaner travel, while making transportation more friendly for the differently-abled. Concurrently, there’s also the Solar Challenge which is keen on innovative ideas to create ‘Affordable DIY Rooftop Solar Kits’