SPARSH - Social Innovation Fellowship

A flagship program of BIRAC, Govt. of India

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Find your future in Social Innovation!

Social Innovation Fellowship is a flagship program of BIRAC, Govt. of India, aimed at addressing the problems of societal relevance through technological solutions. The fellowship is a structured 18 months experience in identifying and characterizing clinical needs, screening and prototyping solutions.

KIIT Technology Business Incubator being a BIRAC SPARSH Center invites you to apply under

Thematic area

Food & Nutrition
Food & Nutrition

The fellowship will offer ₹ 50,000 per month for 18 months + ₹ 5 Lakhs prototyping grant.

In addition to that, it will provide an exceptional platform to

  • Interact with like-minded start-ups and innovators who are passionate about social change.
  • Enter the pipeline of funding opportunities to scale up your solutions
  • Create your own social start-up
  • Get mentoring guidance from clinicians and subject matter experts to guide you through the entire cycle of innovation.

How to Apply

  • The application for the SIIP fellowship will have to be submitted online through BIRAC portal (https://birac.nic.in/desc_new.php?id=618).
  • In the application form, select KIIT-TBI as your SPARSH Center and complete the rest of the application.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be called for a presentation at KIIT TBI before a Technical Expert Committee for the final selection.

Eligibility

  • Applicant should have a drive towards entrepreneurship but may not necessarily have an idea yet;
  • Have education in areas such as Life Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine & Human Biology with qualification ranging from undergraduate (B.Tech, BE, MBBS) or postgraduate (MSc, MS, M.Tech, MPhil, MD) & PhD and under 35 years of age.

Social Innovators

Dr. Sumona Karjee Mishra

Dr. Sumona Karjee Mishra

Ashfaq Ashraf

Ashfaq Ashraf

Anurag Kumar Kyal

Anurag Kumar Kyal

Kiran Vuppala

Kiran Vuppala

Pooja Kumari

Pooja Kumari

Dr. Steward Gracian

Dr. Steward Gracian

Sruthi B

Sruthi B

Rishi Agarwal

Rishi Agarwal