NIDHI4COVID2.0-Startup Contest

Closing Date: 31st May 2021 Reward: Startup Funds


NIDHI4COVID2.0 is an Initiative By National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) & Department of Science & Technology (DST) of Government of India. The NIDHI4COVID2.0 initiative was specifically designed as a rapid response to support startup-focused solutions, which would be helpful in tackling the current difficult second wave of Covid 2.0 in the country. The contest is planned to support indigenous solutions and innovative products that would enable our country to fight against COVID -19 pandemic more strongly. This was built on the basis of the past experience of the NSTEDB in the implementation of the Center for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) and also through special calls through the National Initiative for Development and the exploitation of innovations - Seed Support System (NIDHI - SSS) of Technology Business Incubators (TBI) to support startups last year. Also in the current situation, startups can play a major role in bringing new technologies and products to the market, thus strengthening our country on different fronts against the ongoing war against COVID. Some startups already have promising technologies but need mentoring, financial and marketing support to take them to the next level. Thus, DST's attempt through this new initiative is to identify and support deserving startups with the support essential to evolve their technologies, thus helping them to reach the product deployment phase as quickly as possible.

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Suggested Areas for the Contest:

Oxygen innovation

  • Oxygen concentrator

  • Oxygen supply chain

  • Oxygen generator

  • Cylinder cleaning and converting technology