Inviting suggestions for relevant theme for BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award

BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) is a Section 8 'Not-for-profit Company' under the Companies Act, 2013 set up by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of ...

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Inviting suggestions for relevant theme for BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award

BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) is a Section 8 'Not-for-profit Company' under the Companies Act, 2013 set up by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Government of India as an interface agency to promote industry-academia partnerships in the field of Biotechnology. BIRAC over the last five years has initiated several schemes, networks and platforms that help to bridge the existing gaps in the industry –academia innovation research and facilitate novel, high quality, affordable product development through cutting edge technologies.

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BIRAC plans to launch BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award which will be a competition that will bring solutions and breakthroughs to a problem that is currently intractable. This award will help solve the problem in a defined time frame and develop an affordable product/solution which is of global excellence. The envisioned areas for the Challenge draw upon the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as Good Health and Sanitation. The indicative areas for suggesting themes for BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award are:

Health: Foster healthy lives and promote well-being of society through development of products especially in medical technology (Devices and diagnostics) which can alleviate healthcare challenges in India. Indications are: reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, end the epidemics of communicable diseases.

Sanitation: Ensures that communities have access to equitable sanitation & hygiene for all and end open defecation.

We invite you to please suggest themes based on the above mentioned areas under which we can launch a challenge to develop functional prototypes leading to globally excellent products & solutions which will render an affordable, faster and impactful solution to critical issues.

Last date of submission is 15th August, 2017

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S Vasudevan's picture

S Vasudevan 23 hours 37 minutes ago

drive an innovation challenge for products & services to create healthcare and healthcare support products & services at India price points e.g. Support of elderly or people with disabilities (~150m + 70m Indian) is dependent on care givers which in nuclear families are difficult. Tech solutions to support this.

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BADAVATH PAVAN SAI NAIK 1 day 1 hour ago

HEALTH:CONCENTRATE MORE ON RURAL AREAS THAN URBAN.USE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OF FIRST STAGE CURE ITEMS SO THAT DISEASES CAN BE IDENTIFIED EARLIER.CAMPAIGN MORE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND SANITATION.REDUCE THE USE OF UNWANTED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
SANITATION:PROVIDE THE MINIMUM SANTATION AS COMMUNITY BATHROOMS.PROVISION OF GOOD WATER AND LIQUID SANITISER BUT IMPLEMENT THE DESI SANTISER AS REDUCE THE COST AND INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF REACHING TO EVERY CITIZEN. MAKE THE CITIZENS AS PART.

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Rajeev Kumar Pathak 2 days 2 hours ago

10 year goal to achieve self sufficiency ( 90% developed in India) in all medical devices and all types of medicines. A mission mode execution of this national objective. Will make healthcare affordable to poor.

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Priyalakshmi Gopalakrishnan 2 days 3 hours ago

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The challenge :

(I) Health -

(a)Tap the ancient knowledge to develop cost - effective kits and methods,detect disorders or diseases at an early stage, prevent and/or treat them.

(b) Develop pocket size , affordable Oxygen generating machines available and accessible by one and all

(II) Sanitation -

Control the breeding of mosquitoes that act as vectors transmitting disease causing microbes.

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Sushil Kumar 2 days 6 hours ago

For Medical: Encephalitis test kit

For Sanitation: Portable hand wash system with basin, supply of water and soap. It should be affordable and handy to use for rural areas.

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RITWIK GHOSH_3 3 days 2 hours ago

Sir if we get some assistance and fund from govt. we want to work with gene map,i.e big data,by which we can predict to the society at which age his/her sugar is coming,or cancer on which part may occur,etc. by which he/she may take precautions to avoid that deadly disease(s).
These entire project will be guided by me and Dr. A.K.Bhaumik.

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E PRAKASH 3 days 3 hours ago

Sir,We must introduce small plant recycling of water organic waste and production of methane gas at home.Govt service people may be given a loan through and centralised team to install and cultivate the habit of recycling the waste.Organic manure may be collected for farmers use.