Given the impact of COVID-19 globally and in India, the need of the hour is to support R&D efforts in this direction and end any further damage to the economy. Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India supports innovations by offering comprehensive solutions through the startup ecosystem.
DST has nominated Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, IIT Delhi to implement the Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) to source and support startups having solutions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by way of funding. FITT will be supported by the Indian STEPs and Business Incubator Association (ISBA) in implementing the program.
CAWACH supports innovations in diagnostics, devices, and informatics including bio-informatics & information management systems, any intervention for the control of COVID-19 and/or startup ideas to address/mitigate various challenges faced by country/society due to the severe impact of COVID-19.