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July 24, 2019 Wednesday 01:07:01 PM IST

IIGP 2.0 Announces Grants for 16 Start-Ups

Entrepreneurship Development

The India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0, a tripartite initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Lockheed Martin and Tata Trusts named the 16 winners of the 2019 edition of annual IIGP 2.0 in the Open category and 20 universities under the University Challenge category eligile bfor grants of Rs 25 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively.
The innovations identified for award this year were evaluated by a panel of jurors which include IIGP 2.0 stakeholders and implementation partners as well as external experts from the innovation, science, technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem.Implementation partners include the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
The applicants, which came from across the nation as well as a range of educational institutions, offered a breadth and variety of excellent innovations to evaluate. They also join a cohort of over 7000 applicants from the past three years of IIGP 2.0 in submitting innovations for consideration by the IIGP 2.0 Panel of Jurors.
Mr Phil Shaw, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin in India said, "The talent pool and potential for positive change through technology in India, from India, for India and the world, is immense as we witnessedthis year during the judging process. We perceive it is our collective civic duty to the ingenious scientists, innovators and leaders of tomorrow to be a catalyst for their growth. Lockheed Martin is proud to be a pioneering member of IIGP since 2007 and continues to support and celebrate the culture of courage and innovation in India and bring to life some of these clearly valuable technology solutions."
Mr. Manoj Kumar, Head, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tata Trusts & CEO, Social Alpha said, "Through the India Innovation Growth Programme, we continue to build on Tata Trusts' legacy of promoting science and technology innovations in India to create a positive impact on society. We want to support promising, mission-driven entrepreneurs who are solving some of the most complex developmental challenges. We are proud to announce the winning innovations and envisage these impactful solutions to play an important role in India's next phase of growth and development."
The purpose of IIGP 2.0 is to encourage, identify, support and incubate the technology solutions devised by ingenious local start-ups and university teams that seek to solve complex challenges.

The grants seek to enable their prototyping the proposed technology solutions and begin the process of evaluating and applying these technologies and solutions for social, commercial and industrial benefit.
List of Open Innovation Challenge Winners 2019

1.   Astrogate Labs Pvt. Ltd.
2.   Ayu Devices Pvt. Ltd.
3.   BeAble Health Pvt. Ltd.
4.   BiolMed Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
5.   BNG Spray Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
6.   C Electric Automotive Drives Pvt. Ltd.
7.   CogniABle (SM Learning Skills Academy for Special Needs Pvt. Ltd.)
8.   CyCa Oncosolutions Pvt. Ltd.
9.   Kanpur Flowercycling Pvt. Ltd.
10.   Nubewell Networks Pvt. Ltd.
11.   Ossus Biorenewables
12. Tan90 Thermal Solution Private Limited (IIT Madras)
13.   Terero Mobility Pvt. Ltd.
14.   Unbox Robotics Labs Pvt. Ltd.
15.   Varta Labs Pvt. Ltd.
16.   Vidcare Innovations Pvt. Ltd