IMC Awards


The IMC Awards are highly coveted accolades, given to the best businesses, innovations and institutions. With an eminent jury comprising of technology experts and distinguished doyens from the industry, the Awards this year promise to recognize the latest and the best of the ICT and TMT industry, and in turn put up a spectacular and memorable show.

  • Last date to Apply: 20th September 2022
  • Entries should adhere to the general eligibility criteria mentioned in the Eligibility and Rules along with the below mentioned category specific eligibility criterions to be considered eligible for the Awards
  • For any Queries, Contact us at awards@indiamobilecongress.com

Award Categories


1. Definition

The award will recognize the top three 5G Hackathon winners organized by Department of Telecommunications that shortlisted India focused cutting edge ideas that can be converted into workable 5G products and solutions.

2. Eligibility Criteria

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1. Definition

The entrant participant must have engineered an innovative product or solution developed in India. The innovation must have been done before the March 31, 2022.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. The product/ solution of the entrant Participant should be developed in India.
ii. Innovation should have been done before March 31st, 2022.
iii. The entrant Participant must furnish valid patent/ trademark license.
iv. The entrant Participant must furnish letterhead approvals on being listed on various platforms.

1. Definition

The award will recognize MSMEs that are building innovative software, products or solutions for telecommunication industry, with potential for employee generation and wealth creation. Organization with turnover less than INR 250 Cr. and investment less than
INR 50 Cr will only be considered in this category.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. The entrant Participant must be headquartered in India.
ii. The entrant Participant must be involved in the production of telecom products or services.
iii. The entrant Participant’s investment must be less than INR 50 Cr and annual turnover must be less than INR 250 Cr.
iv. The entrant Participant must furnish its latest annual report/ investor relations report.

1. Definition

Mobile networks have the power to accelerate sustainable goals globally. This exceptional award highlights the very best examples of mobile connectivity – by the global mobile eco-system – in recognizing the players who are supporting and contributing to one or several Sustainable Development Goals.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. The entrant Participant must be headquartered in India.
ii. The entrant Participant should have sustainability as an integral part of its long-term strategy and operations.
iii. The activities being undertaken by the entrant Participant as a part of its sustainability strategy and alignment with UN SDGs must be clearly defined.
iv. The sustainable development activities undertaken by the entrant Participant should have visible impact in India.
v. The entrant participant must furnish sustainability reports or integrated reports as applicable.
vi. The entrant participant must furnish reports conducting a supply chain analysis, identification of sustainability gaps, and interventions undertaken to ensure sustainable sourcing and supply chain management.
vii. The entrant participant must furnish details of committees/ divisions committed towards determining and monitoring the organizations-sustainability strategy.
viii. The entrant participant must furnish details of CSR expenditure, activities undertaken, and third-party impact assessment reports.
report.

1. Definition

This award seeks to identify the best CX technology/platform/solution that help companies accomplish their customer interaction goals.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. CX technology/platform/solution must be in operation on or before March 31, 2022.
ii. The entrant Participant must furnish valid patent/ trademark license.
iii. The entrant Participant must furnish customer specific case study and / or customer feedback.

1. Definition

The entrant participant must have structured an initiative in the form of a product, service or a solution which is such that it either bridges gaps on innovation, it enhances customer engagements or creating self-optimizing and secure networks.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. The entrant participant must have accomplished the network transformation initiative in the year leading up to March 31, 2022.
ii. The entrant Participant must furnish report formulating the innovative approach as mentioned above.
iii. The entrant Participant must furnish observation report developed post implementation of the initiatives.

1. Definition

The entrant participant must have developed an application/ solution which provides an innovative touch to network security, it should have tested the market and should be providing the same for a period of over a year as on the March 31st, 2022.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. The application/ solution of the entrant Participant should have tested the market and should be available for a period of over a year as on the March 31st, 2022.
ii. The entrant Participant must furnish report formulating the innovative approach.
iii. The entrant Participant must furnish observation report developed post implementation of the initiatives.

1. Definition

The entrant participant must have devised an innovative telecom system integration that consolidates, simplifies & optimizes operations and business of telecom operators.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. The system integration activity conducted by the entrant Participant should have optimized the operations of telecom operators.
ii. The system integration activity mentioned above should have been completed by March 31, 2022.
iii. The entrant Participant must furnish valid patent/ trademark license.
iv. The entrant Participant must furnish customer specific case study and /or customer feedback.

1. Definition

The entrant participant must have developed a telecom software/solution enabling 5G development and deployment that helps telecommunication companies accelerate their digital transformation and adjust legacy infrastructure up to dynamic market requirements.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. Software or Solution developed by the entrant Participant should have been used in the telecom domain.
ii. The deployment of the above-mentioned Software or Solution should have been done before March 31, 2022.
iii. The entrant Participant must furnish valid patent/ trademark license.
iv. The entrant Participant must furnish customer specific case study and /or customer feedback.

1. Definition

This award recognizes a robust and advanced enterprise 5G solution that has transformed the traditional way of working.

2. Eligibility Criteria

i. The enterprise solution of the entrant Participant must be in operation on or before March 31, 2022.
ii. The entrant Participant must furnish valid patent/ trademark license.
iii. The entrant Participant must furnish customer specific case study and /or customer feedback.

1. Definition

All exhibitors at IMC 2022 are eligible to enter this category. Judges will consider only the entries' exterior designs, along with information regarding the inspirations behind the designs.

2. Eligibility Criteria

The entrant Participant must be an exhibitor at IMC 2022.

3. Questions

1. What is the inspiration behind your exhibit design?
2. How have you integrated the use of digital engagement, sensory branding and visual merchandising to showcase your unique propositions?

1. Definition

All exhibitors at IMC 2022 are eligible to enter this category. Judges will consider any activity or interactive experience within exhibitor stall.

2. Eligibility Criteria

The entrant Participant must be an exhibitor at IMC 2022.

3. Questions

1. How are you looking to engage with the audience?
2. What is the message you are trying to deliver through this engagement?
3. What is your innovative idea(s)/ use of technology to build an immersive experience for the visitors?