The contest is based on the premise that among other factors, the lack of sanitation coverage in rural India (and elsewhere), is due to lack of innovation on possible ‘designs’ to fit diverse environmental and social–economic conditions, water needs and local availability of materials.
In order to promote innovation generation in this much neglected field, the FINISH Society and its partners are organizing an innovation contest, where the innovation can take the form of a novel design for:
- individual toilets
- community toilets
- multi-purpose toilets
The objective of the contest is to create useful knowledge that will promote entrepreneurship and small business creation in sanitation related production.
Key words are:
- Cost effective
- Environmentally safe and
- Backed up by a simple business plan for business creation