Winner Announcement – Innovation Challenge Award, SoCH (Solutions for Community Health)
BIRAC launched an Innovation Challenge Award, SoCH, i.e., Solutions for Community Health. Innovative ideas from individual entrepreneurs, academia and companies were sought under two themes, Platform technologies for reducing disease burden (Communicable & Non-Communicable Diseases) and Sanitation & Waste Recycling. These themes aimed at developing viable solutions to address challenges in the Community Health Sector.
BIRAC on its 6th Foundation Day announced 10 Preliminary Winners of Innovation Challenge Award, SoCH. The winners received award from Hon’ble Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. These winners were selected after competing in Hackathons and Ideathons for their respective themes. The award includes a sum of INR 15 lakhs, mentorship opportunity at one of BIRAC’s incubators to come back in 6 months with a Minimal Viable Prototype (MVP) for their proposed product/ technology.
Congratulations to the Awardees (please refer to the following table).
|S. No.||ID No.||Winner||Theme||Project Title|
|1||139481||R.G Arun||Platform technologies for Reducing Disease Burden (communicable and Non communicable Diseases)||Hemiplegia Therapy for Stroke Patients|
|2||140596||Abhishek Rajshekhar Pandit||Platform technologies for Reducing Disease Burden (communicable and Non communicable Diseases)||ALTEMO-Climber Solution – helps differently abled individuals to become a productive member of society|
|3||140800||Bodhisattwa Sanghapriya||Platform technologies for Reducing Disease Burden (communicable and Non communicable Diseases)||Seino Care – A Smartphone Based Low Cost Point of Care Device for Early Screening of Breast Cancer|
|4||141806||Arshad Javed||Platform technologies for Reducing Disease Burden (communicable and Non communicable Diseases)||Automated Ultraviolet-C Sterilization Robot|
|5||138741||Salcit Technologies Pvt Ltd (Narayana Rao Sripada)||Platform technologies for Reducing Disease Burden (communicable and Non communicable Diseases)||Cough and Wheeze Analyzer for Respiratory Digital Health Services|
|6||140199||Samir Dayal Singh||Sanitation & Waste Recycling||Toilet Monitoring System|
|7||138774||Padmanabha BV||Sanitation & Waste Recycling||Development of bio-plastic using recycled agarose gel: designing an ingenious detoxifying apparatus for effective removal of toxic pollutants|
|8||138732||Phani Kumar Pullela||Sanitation & Waste Recycling||Instant purification of polluted lake/ sewage water using patented safe synergistic formulation|
|9||141508||Ajinkya Dhariya||Sanitation & Waste Recycling||Eco-Sanitary Pad Disposer|
|10||141969||Shubham Singh||Sanitation & Waste Recycling||Develop a highly durable, environment-friendly, cost-effective, wood equivalent, crop residue derived straw panel board using a novel bio-adhesive for use in construction and furniture industry|