We are a philanthropy-driven innovation and impact catalyst.

Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF) is a philanthropic institution committed to fostering and catalysing India’s innovation landscape, and groundbreaking technologies which can create large-scale and long-lasting socio-economic and environmental impact for billions of people. 

Noted Indian business leader and philanthropist Harsh Mariwala founded MIF in 2003 as the not-for-profit arm of Marico Limited to run high-impact programs supporting innovators in their growth journey, and to propagate ideas and insights among the wider business ecosystem in India.

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To identify disruptive impact innovations in India, and increase their chances of success and scale.


A future where disruptive innovation, guided by social impact, improves lives.

Innovation (n)

  • Unique
  • Disruptive
  • Peerless
  • Rapidly scalable
  • Potential to create large-scale impact

Our Areas & Sectors of Focus



Climate Adaptation

Plastic Waste Management

Clean Technology


Our Offerings


Scale-Up is MIF’s no-equity acceleration program offering bespoke mentorship to for-profit startups on their INR 1-100 crore annual revenue growth journeys while addressing India’s urgent challenges in plastic waste management, clean technology, and agri-technology.

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IFI Awards

MIF’s Innovation for India Awards is a sought-after platform that showcases currently hidden, potentially game-changing innovators. Applications for the 10th Edition of the Awards are now open!

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Sector-specific interventions to discover, recognise, and scale up innovative organisations by providing them with mentorship, market access, and strategic partnerships.

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Knowledge Library

MIF’s Knowledge Library is a one-stop resource hub to unpack the understanding and practice of innovation, for current and future innovators.

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Your portal into the innovations we’re nurturing, the ecosystems we’re building & the big ideas we’re tinkering with.

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Our Values


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