BENGALURU: Mindtree, a global IT consulting firm, launched a community engagement initiative called University of Commons (UoC) to empower citizens to organise an inclusive neighbourhood in collaboration with community partners and micro entrepreneurs.
The initiative was launched by Mindtree’s social arm - I Got Garbage - at the ‘Communities of the Future’ Summit 2017 at Christ College in the city. Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, was among the dignitaries who launched the initiative with the founders Satyam Gambhir and Prashant Mehra - social entrepreneurs with Mindtree’s ‘I Got Garbage’ team.
The team had recently held a competition called Ideation, where students, budding social entrepreneurs and volunteers were invited to share innovative social activation ideas. At the event, UoC announced the winners of the contest. The winning teams will receive a fellowship, incubation, mentorship and tech support worth `10 lakh to execute the idea.