Amrit Grand Challenge Program- जनCARE

On September 28, 2021, “Amrit Grand Challenge Programme” titled “जनCARE” was launched by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh.

Key Facts

  • This programme will identify 75 Start-Up Innovations in Telemedicine, Digital Health, Block Chain, mHealth with BIG Data, Artificial intelligence and other technologies.
  • Launch of Grand Challenge coincides with the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, it has become more imperative for Young Start-ups and entrepreneurs to come out with Innovative Ideas and Solutions for healthcare challenges in India.
  • Under this initiative, 75 Best Chosen Start-ups will be an asset for India to lead it in the next 25 years.

10th Biotech Innovators Meet

10th Biotech Innovators Meet was organised by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) in New Delhi under the theme- “Vigyan se Vikash”. While addressing the event, Dr Jitendra Singh pledged to provide full support to Start-ups from ideation to deployment stage. He directed the BIRAC to pro-actively reach out to Young Start-ups to help and support them. According to him, Young promising Innovations will get priority with respect to help, support and hand-holding than the established industrial hubs.

India’s Bio-Economy

Bio-Economy in India is on way to achieve 150-billion-dollar target and will contribute effectively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a 5 trillion-dollar economy by 2024-25. Sunshine Biotech Sector is also set to become more than double from current 70 billion dollar to 150 billion dollar by 2025.

Contribution of BIRAC in Bio-Economy

BIRAC has established 60 world class Bio-incubators in India. It currently engages with more than 5000 Start-ups and young entrepreneurs.


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