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BIRAC Innovation Challenge 2020-21

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

Closing Date: 30/07/2020 (refer Contest Link) Reward: Upto 50 Lakhs INR

Contest outline:

BIRAC-SoCH (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council-Solutions for Community Health) is an Innovation Challenge Award envisioned to offer a unique platform to Start-ups/Entrepreneurs working in the community health sector. The focus of the Challenge is to facilitate a promising technology idea that can be translated into an efficient technology which addresses the issues of community health in a defined time limit.

Presently, more than 80 crore Indians depend on the usage of biomass fuels for their cooking needs, of which a disproportionately high number comprise rural households. Most prevalent cooking practices in the rural and community settings incl