DAVOS, Switzerland–Time Inc. announced nine companies in sectors ranging from automobile engineering to steel manufacturing as the finalists for the inaugural TIME India Awards at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. McKinsey & Company is the knowledge partner on this project.

Time logoNorman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer for Time Inc. will announce the winners at a ceremony in Mumbai on Feb. 13, at which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the guest of honor. The event will kick-off a weeklong series of events to mark the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative to boost the country’s manufacturing sector.

The nine finalists were selected from a pool of approximately 3,000 manufacturing companies after a rigorous evaluation of qualitative and quantitative parameters.

A jury of leading international business figures will select the winners of the TIME India Awards in each category. Judges include General Electric Vice Chairman John Rice; Infosys Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy; ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar; Renault and Nissan Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn; TIME Assistant Managing Editor Rana Foroohar; and Kevin Sneader, Chairman, Asia, at McKinsey & Co. Pearlstine will chair the jury.

The awards encompass three categories: Best in Class Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovator of the Year and Young Maker of the Year.

The finalists for the 2016 TIME India Awards:

Best in Class Manufacturing

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Shahi Exports Private Limited

Tata Steel Limited

Manufacturing Innovator of the Year

Hero MotoCorp Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Samsung India Electronics Private Limited

Young Maker of the Year

Yogesh & Rajesh Agrawal, Ajanta Pharma Limited

Anant Vardhan Goenka, CEAT Limited

Anil Rai Gupta, Havells India Limited

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