PPE category winners will be announced shortly. Ventilator category applications are under evaluation. Expected Jury date is 20th May, 2020.

What is #Innovate2BeatCOVID?

In response to the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic that threatens the global healthcare systems and economy alike, Marico Innovation Foundation launched a first of its kind grand challenge #Innovate2BeatCOVID in March 2020. The purpose of this nationwide grand challenge is to combat short-supply of ventilators, personal protective equipment and other respiratory solutions that can aid the medical fraternity.

Marico Innovation Foundation, A.T.E. Chandra Foundation and Mr. Harsh Mariwala in his personal capacity have come together to offer a total grant value of Rs. 2.5 crores.

The initiative received an overwhelming response from 1500+ MedTech entrepreneurs, corporates and innovators with existing innovative solutions that can be modified and scaled immediately. From these expressions of interest, 680 completed applications were relevant to the scope of the challenge.

Jury Panel

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar (Chair)

Dr. N. K. Ganguly (Microbiology)

Dr. Indira Chakravarty (Public Health)

Dr. Arjun Alva (Interventionist)

Dr. Dilip Karnad (Interventionist)

Dr. Ashok Mahashur (Pulmonologist)

Dr. Anant Bhan (Bioethicist)

Mr. Milind Shah (MedTech Equipment)


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