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NIRMAN accelerator picks 15 startups in first cohort to build solutions in healthcare and agriculture

23 December 2022 | News

To accelerate the journey of indigenous solutions from India for building a sustainable world

image credit- PIB

image credit- PIB

Fifteen startups selected in the first-of-its-kind product accelerator programme for innovators developing sustainable solutions will soon start working towards solutions in the healthcare and agriculture domains.

This is the first cohort of the NIRMAN Accelerator Programme launched by Startups Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. The accelerator programme supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, through its NIDHI scheme portfolio, will help solve challenges in the product development journey of indigenous innovations.

The programme takes a leaf out of the best methods and key insights from the two very successful national initiatives of SIIC IIT Kanpur, The Ventilator Project and Mission Bharat O2.

The calls for the programme were launched in July 2022, and the startups were selected through rigorous screening. This was followed by training, including residential workshops for getting the startups geared up to meet the challenges ahead.

The 15 startups thus selected are- LCB Fertilizers, Saptkrishi Scientific, BomLife, Polycycling Solutions, Surobhi AgroIndustries, Primary Healthtech, Lenek Technologies, Aana Crop Solutions, Wander Continental Flyer, Climec lab, ProPlant Foods, Meukron Technologies, Xfinito Biodesigns, Life and Limb, and NadiPulse Prognostics.

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