Every year since 2013, Pune International Centre (PIC) organises the National Conference on Social Innovation(NCSI) ,a platform where innovators from across India present their innovations to an audience comprising of incubators, investors, CSR Representatives, and other relevant stakeholders,
Many special moments were created during these conferences over the years. In the NCSI 2016, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, President of PIC emphasised the importance of converting those annual moments into movements. As the first stepping stone, PIC launched the Social Innovation Forum(SIF).The SIF is a lecture series aimed at empowering aspiring Social Innovators and Entrepreneurs to benefit from the experience and guidance of established experts in Social Innovation.
The Social Innovation Forum Lecture series was inaugurated on 20th March 2017 by the founder of Goonj Foundation, Mr. Anshu Gupta and the next SIF lecture was delivered by Ms. Neelima Mishra, founder of Bhagini Nivedita Grameen Vigyan Niketan . Both speakers are Ramon Magsaysay award winners.
PIC continues to expand its efforts in Social Innovation through various initiatives.