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Statups from Ker, Delhi win Global Impact challenge

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Kerala-based startup and from won the Global Impact Challenge (GIC), jointly organised by the Startup Mission (KSUM) and US-based university, atthe "grand finale" here today.

The two winning teams will get an opportunity to attend the 10-week long Incubation Programme of the SU, a press release said.

EasyKrishi (Karnataka), SunEmison Solar (Chhattisgarh), and (Kerala) were declared the top three performers behind the winners.

They were awarded certificates and cash prize of Rs 50,000 each.

The India GIC, which began on July 2, was aimed at identifying inspiring startups trying to find solutions addressing global challenges in learning, and sectors.

The KSUM had selected 25 finalists belonging to different states from the applicants, who included 11 in healthcare, 8 in and 6 in education.

has solutions to stave off illegal logging that leads to deforestation and climate change, using autonomous drones, deep learning and

is a medical device company, designing technology-based, for pregnancy monitoring.

It targets primary health centres and maternity clinics by working on a mission to deploy 1,500 devices by 2019.

The aim of the GIC is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the society, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.

The SU is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the worlds biggest challenges.

announced the winners at the valedictory function.

Speaking on the occasion, KSUM said the top six Kerala-based companies that pitched their ideas in the GIC can participate in the maiden Innovation Impact Challenge, to be held in September.

The winner will get Rs 80 lakh as prize money.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 20:00 IST