BENGALURU: More than 150 proposals relating to technological innovations relating to Covid-19 have reached a special Covid-19 focussed accelerator launched in Bengaluru, and four proposals have been shortlisted for assessment.
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP) in Bengaluru, along with the United Nations Health Innovation Exchange (UNHIE) and Social Alpha announced an open call inviting innovators, startups and entrepreneurs with breakthrough innovations that are ready to deploy immediately or in the near future.
The special Covid-19 focussed accelerator named “Covid-19 Innovations Deployment Accelerator” or CIDA, is an attempt to align near deployment-ready innovations with unmet needs and help them overcome last-mile gaps wherever and however possible.
CCAMP, which initiated the programme, had opened the call on 26 March, and the first two days it said, “has already received 150+ submissions and 4 innovations have been shortlisted after the first two days of assessment. More will be added to the list in the days to come.”
“CCAMP, Indias premier biosciences innovation hub and one of the largest bio-incubators in the country have joined hands with Social Alpha and UNHIE to provide 360-degree acceleration support to such solutions,” CCAMP said.
Through CIDA, innovators will be able to leverage the extensive ecosystem of scientists, regulators, investors and industry in closing last-mile gaps in commercialising their technologies.
Taslimarif Saiyed, CCAMP CEO and director said: “Few key players from industry are in constant touch with CCAMP to support Covid-19 innovations. CIDA is a step in thRead More – Source