Apply Now for United Against COVID-19 Innovation Challenge – India
Deadline: 29 March 2020
Invest India is currently inviting applicants to participate in the United Against COVID-19 Innovation Challenge.
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As the world is currently looking at a serious healthcare challenge caused by the pandemic Covid-19, DPIIT with Startup India is scouting for innovative technologies and solutions for precautionary as well as treatment-related interventions.
Invest India is building a one-stop repository of innovative solutions for ready access by the government and the private sector for further development and deployment
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Personnel protective equipment
Eg- Low-cost masks which can capture virus from the air and absorb respiratory droplets.
Eg- Cost-effective thermal scanning devices and rapid diagnostic kits (paper-based and other point-of-care devices)
Critical- care equipment
Including portable oxygenators and hospital and home-based ventilators to monitor and control the spread of the new coronavirus.
Large area sanitization and sterilization
Including electrostatic spray and Ultra-Violet treatment for various available surfaces like glass, ceramic, wood, textile
AI-based technology for contact less entry.
Eg: Facial recognition tools to assist in contact less entry of officials, doctors, and others.
Using mobile apps to diagnose contagion and track people movements in quarantine areas/ lockdown regions.
Including solutions that can assist the officials in monitoring those under compulsory home quarantine
Eg- Drones armed with heat-sensing cameras.
Fake news detection
As information gets passed on social media, it becomes difficult to discern its authenticity and may mislead people
To citizens during this time and no contact delivery of medicines.
The Challenge is open to all the Startups, Companies, Innovators etc. whose innovation can plug the gap between the demand and supply of essential medical items to fight the Covid-19 outbreak as well as an innovative tech for applications such as motion tracking, geofencing, fake news detection, etc.
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For more information, visit https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/ams-application/challenge.html?applicationId=5e79126ee4b055bfaea9ef66