Top three teams of Intel and DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 (“Challenge 2.0”)
Challenge 2.0, the second edition of the Intel & DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge, is a platform for end-to-end product innovation that identifies and incubates homegrown entrepreneurial solutions that address India’s indigenous issues. This year, Intel India and the Department of Science & Technology (“DST”) collaborated with T-Hub, among India’s fastest growing startup engine catalyzing innovation, scale and deal flow, to identify ideas that could solve complex issues at the country’s grassroots level through technology and automation, accelerating the transition to a Digital India. Each solution is designed for scale, and to improve the quality of people’s lives in the remotest corners of India. This Challenge 2.0 is strongly supported by MyGov and Ministry of Electronics and IT (“MeitY”)
Allizhealth, iNICU & iCHR, and Banyan Nation have been announced as the top three teams of the Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 (“Challenge 2.0”). Based on Intel® architecture, these solutions are poised for digital disruption in the spaces of preventive healthcare, infant mortality, and waste management, respectively. These teams were evaluated by a panel of experts and identified post internal discussions and recommendation from T-Hub
From developing the Minimum Viable Product that allowed teams to collect maximum validated learning about their customers with the minimum effort, to go-to-market strategy, the Challenge 2.0 has helped participants take their prototypes from mind-to-market. Here is a snapshot of the top three teams, in no particular order:
AllizHealth is an assistive device based on the Intel® Curie module in the preventive healthcare space. It connects users with a health management platform that assesses and anticipates health risks particularly related to geriatrics. Providing an integrated, predictive algorithm, the wearable digitally connects users with various ecosystem partners & caregivers
Banyan Nation is a mobile technology platform that integrates the supply chain of India’s waste management and plastic recycling sector. Based on the Intel® Edison, and using the Intel® based Jan Unnati tablet, the smart waste platform automates end-to-end urban recycling operations through on-field bin sensors, GPS truck routers, landfill management toolkits and back-end analytic engines.
iNICU & iCHR helps reduce neonatal infant mortality rate with a system that integrates real-time clinical data from connected devices within the laboratory with bedside observational data. Based on the Intel® Cybertan Gateway and Intel® Edison, the solution presents the information in medically comprehensive formats to reduce mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
Shortlisted from 797 applications received nationwide, the three teams will now receive go-to-market support and opportunities led by Intel, DST & T-Hub and their network of partners and industry. In addition, they will have the opportunity to travel to the United States for a go-to-market mentoring program with US Market Access Center (USMAC). Each team will also receive grants of up to INR 5,00,000 (INR Five Lakh) to develop their solutions.