SPARSH (Social Innovation Programme for Products: Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health) is the Social Innovation Programme of BIRAC aimed at promoting the development of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems through biotechnological approaches. Since its inception, the program has been investing in high impact ideas and innovations that could address unmet needs and challenges that are neglected.
Objectives of the Program
1. To identify and provide support to cutting edge innovations towards affordable product development that can bring significant social impact and address challenges of inclusive growth.
2. To provide support in form of impact funding of biotech product innovations (with social goals) that can be scaled. Under the Scheme funding is provided to support innovations towards affordable product development that can bring significant social impact and address challenges of inclusive growth.
Proposals are required to be submitted online only. For scheme details and submission of proposal, please log on to BIRAC website (www.birac.nic.in).
Last date for Submission of Proposals : 11th March, 2019
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Announcement Date: 26-01-2019
Last Submission Date: 11-03-2019
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