Villgro and FPAI invite applications for innovative solutions in Sexual and Reproductive Health

In this news, we discuss the Villgro and FPAI invite applications for innovative solutions in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

– The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) and the Villgro Innovations Foundation have launched the innovation challenge for individuals and startups in order to offer disruptive solutions in the space of sexual and reproductive health – A cohort of 15 innovators will be selected for immersion support and winners at the end of the program will receive a cash prize of up to Rs. 3.5 lakhs NEW DELHI, Oct 16, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Villgro, the pioneering incubator social enterprises in India in collaboration with Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), announced the launch of the Innovation Challenge, an initiative to unearth disruptive ideas and technological solutions in the space of sexual and reproductive health ( SSR). This innovation challenge aims to attract applications from startups as well as individual innovators working to find solutions to SRH challenges. This is a youth-focused program and the innovators who would be selected for this challenge will have access to a highly organized immersion program with industry experts to create a prototype pilot solution. Winners would be selected to receive a cash prize of up to Rs. 3.5 lakhs. Innovators may also receive relevant connections for tracking funding and incubation support. Any individual or group of individuals who are citizens of India or a startup working to find solutions in sexual and reproductive health are eligible to participate in the challenge.

Program schedule 1. Call for applications: from October 9 to October 30 2. Immersion program: from November 5 to November 15.

3. Rapid prototyping and preparation of virtual pitches: November 16 to November 28 4. Virtual pitches and presentation for final cash award: November 29 to December 3.

The solutions of the startups or innovators participating in the challenge must address one of the following issues: a. Technology solutions focused on comprehensive multilingual sexuality education b. Affordable and easy-to-use solutions for the early diagnosis of pregnancy c. Green, affordable and easy to use solutions for dispensing and disposing of sanitary napkins d. Easy and early diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) e. Affordable, Multi-Parameter Ovulation Monitoring and Management Solutions At the launch of the Innovation Challenge, Ramanathan. V, Practice Leader, Villgro said, “We are excited to launch the Innovation Challenge, a separate program in the Indian entrepreneurship ecosystem, as it seeks to encourage innovative technological solutions in sexual health and reproductive. Srinivasan Ramanujam, CEO of Villgro added that “India lags behind many countries in developing infrastructure to deal with sexual and reproductive health issues. With the vibrant innovation ecosystem that we have seen in the startup space in India, we are expecting disruptive SSR solutions and also providing a platform for many entrepreneurs and innovators to convert their ideas into business models. sustainable. Speaking on the need for initiatives such as the innovation challenge, FPAI said that “young people and their sexual and reproductive health needs have become one of the priority areas in the SRHR sector. . Young people often lack information and the means to take action to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. Over the past two decades, the world has seen advancement in technology and innovation in all fields. The use of technology therefore offers a multitude of opportunities to promote the sexual and reproductive health of young people, the prevention of unintended pregnancies, better management of menstrual hygiene and menstrual-related disorders. Now is a good time to explore how technology can lead to essential solutions with high impact potential to address the challenges facing young people. Dr Kalpana Apte, Secretary General of FPA India, said: “The innovation challenge will facilitate the co-creation of technological solutions that will enable more young people to seek information and services relating to sexuality education, modern contraception and reproductive health care. ” For more details / submission of nominations please visit: Follow Villgro Innovations Foundation on LinkedIn for more updates: villgro-innovations- fondation / About Villgro Villgro is one of the largest social business incubators in the world. Founded in 2001, Villgro creates impactful, innovative and successful companies in the energy, education, healthcare and agribusiness sectors. Since 2001, Villgro has supported over 300 social enterprises which have raised over INR 1,270 million in investments to create over 3,500 jobs and impact over 20 million lives. Besides India, Villgro also supports social enterprises in Kenya, the Philippines and Vietnam. The Villgro Innovations Foundation has also been recognized as a “Top Incubator” in the country by Startup India, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Villgro is the first incubator approved by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) with a Hospital Partnership (MSMF) to accelerate early-stage innovation in medical devices. About FPAI FPA India is a leading civil society organization providing essential health services with a focus on sexual and reproductive health in more than 18 states and union territories of India, in areas where key development indicators are low and gender disparities are high. These are Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Union Territory of Delhi.

FPA India works with businesses, businesses and bilateral donors to provide health services and information, build capacity and advocate for causes that support community development and well-being. For more information, please contact: PWR PWR

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