जनCARE to support 75 healthcare innovations, Call closes on 31st March

Amrit Grand Challenge Program” titled “जनCARE” spearheaded by BIRAC through IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad aims to identify 75 startup and entrepreneurs, who come out with innovative ideas and solutions for India’s healthcare challenges

New Delhi: Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and The National Association for Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) in collaboration with Grand Challenges India (GCI) have launched “जनCARE” a nationwide Innovation Challenge to Discover, Design and Scale the Health-Tech Innovations, which work in low resource-settings especially, in rural & semi-urban environments.
Amrit Grand Challenge Program titled “जनCARE” being spearheaded by BIRAC through IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad aims to identify 75 Start-Up and entrepreneurs, who come out with Innovative Ideas and Solutions for India’s healthcare challenges. It will provide pilot testbeds in collaboration with State Governments & Industry to help their validation and scale-up for adoption.
More information can be found here.
The applications will be accepted only until March 31, 2022. Interested applicants need to visit the website www.birac.nic.in and go through the detailed information and guidelines to complete the application process.
First time idea level solutions are supported at this scale. 60 graduates from early stage startups will grant worth get Rs. 10 lakh each.
These innovations will be built on technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT, machine learning, big data, and analytics, making use of telehealth platforms to enhance the access, quality, and affordability of the delivery of healthcare at the last mile.
The population of low resource areas; PHCs, CHCs in rural and semi-urban areas are likely to get benefitted through local deployment of innovative and affordable health tech solutions. This innovation challenge would promote customized products developed by Startups/ SMES to address the local challenges and unmet needs.