Applications invited for FPAI- Villgro Innovation Challenge

Last date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

Detailed Description

Villgro and The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) have partnered to launch an Innovation Challenge to discover innovative technical solutions in the Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) space. The “Innovation Challenge” will identify startups or individuals with innovative solutions across five problem areas in the SRH space and provide a cohort of 15 selected innovators with a month long immersion support. The best solutions will receive a cash award of upto INR 3.5 lakhs and get the opportunity to showcase their solutions to a global audience.

We will be inviting applications across five problem areas:

  • Technology-driven solutions for providing multilingual comprehensive sex education to youth.
  • Affordable, easy to use solutions for early diagnosis of pregnancy
  • Low cost, eco-friendly, easy to use solutions for dispensing and disposing of sanitary napkins
  • Easy and non-invasive diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) among young girls
  • Affordable and multiparameter, ovulation monitoring and management solutions

The Immersion Programme will comprise of:

  • Virtual interactions with different stakeholders such as youth volunteers, industry experts, healthcare professionals in the SRH space.
  • Mentoring to help innovators in converting their ideas into for-profit business solutions.
  • Rapid prototyping support for building a pilot Proof of Concept (POC).


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