Updated Jul 03, 2019CLOSED

BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies

It is our mission to improve the availability, accessibility and affordability of innovative assistive technology solutions to enable a better quality of life for millions of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in India.

The Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies (SAQAT)– supported by Mphasis, is a search for the top 10 innovative and entrepreneurial teams in the country that have developed market-ready assistive technologies and inclusive solutions.
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CLOSEDAug 15, 2019Deadline
Up to $29,077Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 2: Research & Development
Implemented in:
Focus AreasResponse Technologies (Humanitarian Assistance)
BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies, supported by Mphasis, is a search for start-ups, social enterprises, or non-profits who have created innovative products, equipment, or systems that enhance the learning, working and daily living for persons-with-disabilities.

Individual innovators are also eligible to apply for the program. As the Quest is looking for innovators to work on establishing marketing channels for existing products, and not research and product development, only those with developed ideas and/or prototypes should apply.

A company which has applied has to be owned by resident Indian citizen i.e. at least 51% of capital in the company is owned beneficially by resident Indian citizen or by Indian companies eventually controlled & owned by a resident Indian citizen.

Application Directions

Applications must be submitted online.
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