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Tata Trusts launches nationwide hunt for healthcare innovators

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Trusts today launched a nationwide hunt for innovators and entrepreneurs in

The programme - "Social Quest for Innovations" - has been launched with an objective to foster innovation to solve key challenges and achieve health equity in the country, Trusts said in a statement here today.

The welfare organisation has launched the nationwide hunt in association with Social and PATH Impact Lab".

"This is India's first nationwide that is designed to solve key healthcare challenges, eliminate disparities and achieve health equity in India," said the statement.

"Under the programme, among various innovations, the detection and diagnosis of such as malaria, HIV, TB, chikungunya, etc will be focused prominently," it said.

The selected startups will be supported by Trusts - and their network of mentors for a period of up to 15 months and will receive various offerings, including funding up to Rs 25 lakh.

Manoj Kumar, of Innovation, Tata Trusts and CEO, Social Alpha, said, "The Social Quest for Healthcare Innovations is a step towards supporting the innovation in their lab to market journey.

"Along with our partner PATH, we hope to search and support high impact, high quality yet affordable healthcare solutions and take them to the undeserved communities across the world.

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First Published: Mon, July 23 2018. 22:55 IST