Call for Applications: India Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) Program at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bengaluru: Apply by Aug 14

Online applications are invited for the India Digital Health Accelerator at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bengaluru. The last date of application is 14 August.

About the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India supported initiative and India’s premier hub for life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship, has supported innovation of a large number of Digital Health technologies through funding, incubation, mentorship and other advancement programmes.

It has emerged as a leading hub for bio-science innovation and entrepreneurship in India with a complete eco-system where start-ups can interface with national and international players to give shape to disruptive and impactful innovations.

With a 300+ strong portfolio of deeptech start-ups and a Pan-India network of 2000+, C-CAMP is where many of India’s leading deeptech start-ups have their roots.

Scope

In today’s world, digital technology is ubiquitous and is impacting every aspect of health care. India’s health system grapples with myriad challenges: India has billion plus population, cost constraints are tight, skilled human resources are limited, and majority of the population lives in rural areas spread over a vast geographical extent.

Digital technology can be harnessed to overcome these challenges by developing solutions for screening, remote monitoring, and tele-health thereby detecting diseases earlier and being able to reach out to vast rural population.

Objectives

C-CAMP understands the strategic importance of Digital Health and will strongly enable innovations in this space through a dedicated accelerator programme “India Digital Health Accelerator”. The Accelerator will identify, fund, and fast-track promising early stage digital health start-ups which are working on path-breaking technologies to improve health and that have a strong potential for growth and scalability.

The major offerings of the Accelerator are:

  • Pre-acceleration investment of up to INR 1 Crore per start-up
  • Post-acceleration investment opportunities of up to INR 4 Crore per start-up
  • 360-degree advancement for 6-months with customised one-on-one support
  • Focus on business growth, international expansion, and fund raising through C-CAMP’s expertise and global network
  • Opportunity to get mentored by strategic investors and partners of the Accelerator
  • Platform to showcase technologies

Eligibility

  • Indian Start-ups (registered under Companies Act, 2013 as a private limited company), having at least 51% shareholders as Indian Citizens (does not include OCI or PIO) as the mandatory requirement
  • Applicants must be Indian citizens (does not include OCI or PIO)
  • Start-ups must be working in deep tech digital health, digital life sciences or related domains

Selection Criteria

  • The start-up should be working towards innovative technology/technologies and should be product oriented (not services oriented)
  • The technology should be novel & should already have an IP or have the potential for generation of IP
  • The technology should fulfill an unmet need and have an impact
  • The start-ups should have a competent team in both technical & business aspects
  • The technology should have a sound commercialization strategy and road map to the market
  • The start-ups should have a clear understanding of the end-user/customer, policy environment, and market size
  • The start-up should have a sound business plan and company vision
  • The start-up must be willing to share equity

How to Apply?

Interested participants can apply for the India Digital Health Accelerator through this link.

Important Dates

  • Launch: 18th July 2022
  • Application Deadline: 14th August 2022, 11:59 pm

Click here to view the official notification of the India Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bengaluru.

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