Submit Solutions to combat Covid19 – Startup India Initiative

As the world is currently looking at a serious healthcare challenge caused by the pandemic Covid-19, DPIIT with Startup India is scouting for innovative technologies and solutions for precautionary as well as treatment-related interventions.  The Government of India task force is actively scouting for Innovative, Preventive, Assistive, Curative Startup covid19 deployable/scalable solutions within the next 1-3 and 3-6 months to beat the COVID19 crisis in India. 

Detailed Eligibility Criteria

The Challenge is open to all the Startups, Companies, Innovators, etc. whose innovation can plug the gap between the demand and supply of essential medical items to fight the Covid-19 outbreak as well as an innovative tech for applications such as motion tracking, geofencing, fake news detection, etc.

Relevant Stakeholders

  • Ideation Stage Startup
  • Validation Stage Startup
  • Early Traction Startup
  • Scaling Stage Startup

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Relevant Industry

  • Marketing 
  • Aeronautics Aerospace & Defence
  • AI 
  • Analytics
  • Animation
  • AR VR (Augmented + Virtual Reality)
  • Architecture Interior Design
  • Art & Photography
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals 
  • Telecommunication & Networking
  • Computer Vision
  • Construction
  • Dating Matrimonial
  • Design 
  • Education 
  • Non- Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Green Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Events
  • Fashion 
  • Finance Technology 
  • Food & Beverages 
  • Technology Hardware
  • Healthcare & Lifesciences 
  • Human Resources 
  • Internet Of Things
  • IT Services
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nanotechnology 
  • Pets & Animals
  • Professional & Commercial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Other Specialty Retailers
  • Robotics
  • Safety 
  • Security Solutions
  • House-Hold Services
  • Social Impact
  • Social Network
  • Sports
  • Textiles & Apparel
  • Transportation & Storage
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Advertising
  • Agriculture 
  • Others
  • Logistics
  • Airport Operations
  • Waste Management
  • Passenger Experience
  • Biotechnology

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Problem Statement

a) Personnel protective equipment

Eg: Low-cost masks which can capture virus from the air and absorb respiratory droplets

c) Critical- care equipment

Including portable oxygenators and hospital and home-based ventilators to monitor and control the spread of the new coronavirus

d) Large area sanitization and sterilization

Including electrostatic spray and Ultra-Violet treatment for various available surfaces like glass, ceramic, wood, textile

e) AI-based technology for contactless entry

Eg: Facial recognition tools to assist in the contactless entry of officials, doctors, and others. 

f) Movement tracking

Using mobile apps to diagnose contagion and track people movements in quarantine areas/ lockdown regions

g) Geofencing

Including solutions that can assist the officials in monitoring those under compulsory home quarantine

h) Crowd management

Eg: Drones armed with heat-sensing cameras

i) Fake news detection

As information gets passed on social media, it becomes difficult to discern its authenticity and may mislead people

j) Logistics

To citizens during this time and no contact delivery of medicines

Non-Fiscal Incentives

The top solutions will be:
1. Published on the Invest India Business Immunity Platform, which is a comprehensive and interactive resource for investors, the business community, and other stakeholders to access all relevant information about India’s fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Platform Link:
2. Referred to the government and private stakeholders for further funding and deployment

Procedure Post Submission

1.  A one-stop repository of innovative solutions will be created.
2. Top solutions will be accessed by the stakeholders (Government, Private Sector, Not for profit, etc.)


Start date: 24 MAR, 2020 19:00:00 IST
Valid Till: 15 APR, 2020
Result Date: 17 APR, 2020

Organization Details 

Organization Name: Invest India

Person In Charge: Nikita Gupta
Designation: Associate
Support Email ID:
Email of Recipient:

You can apply here:


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