Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH)

The Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) is an initiative by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
CAWACH supports innovations in the areas of diagnostics, devices, informatics including bioinformatics and information management systems, any intervention for the control of COVID-19 and/or start-up ideas to address/mitigate various challenges faced by the country/society due to severe impact of COVID-19.

Eligibility: 1. The startup should have DIPP recognition with Startup India
2. Founders of applicant company should have at least 51% Indian shareholding
3. Preferably at revenue stage or has raised fund earlier; Preferably to have already deployed or ready to deploy product within a few of weeks
4. Startups which are not incubated at any Incubation centres will have to associate with one of the Satellite or Affiliate centre for the entire project duration. The startup is required to give an undertaking on the same while submitting the application form.

Funding Grant: Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 200 lakhs per startup

Area: Chemical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Ministry/Dept: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India

Purpose: Capacity Building

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