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PULSE-Healthtech for Bharat

PULSE-- HealthTech for Bharat,supported by MeitY under the Program TIDE 2.0

"PULSE is an Innovation Challenge for startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators to create better healthcare experiences for the elderly population."

  • List of Shortlisted Applicants after round 1
  • About the Challenge

    Catalyzing cutting-edge innovations, designs, and technology in health tech for elderly.
    The future of health tech for the elderly depends on innovative technological solutions and new business models of care, now more than ever. PULSE: Promote Unlocking of Solutions by Entrepreneurs--HealthTech for BHARAT is meant to engage innovators, entrepreneurs, students to look at health technology from this new perspective. The challenge is to innovate to tackle the challenges of the Geriatric care market empowering the elderly population for healthy and happy aging.
    The proposal should include the use of one or more emerging technologies to implement your solution.


    • An Indiviual, a start-up or an entrepreneur can participate.
    • The applicant should be a citizen of India with possession of a government-approved proof of nationality such as a valid Aadhar, passport, voter’s id etc.
    • All Startups and Innovators with a solution around ICT (Information & Communications Technology) can apply.
    • Your solution is addressing a real or existing market demand or requirement in geriatrics domain.
    • Your final solution once developed has the potential to be quickly commercialised and scaled.


    1st Winner
    10 lakhs MVP Grant*
    2nd Winner
    5 lakhs MVP Grant*
    3rd Winner
    3 lakhs MVP Grant*
    Access to IIT Kanpur infrastructure
    Incubation support
    by SIIC
    Mentorship from leading industrial experts
    *MVP Grant will be offered subject to incubation at SIIC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    An Indiviual, a start-up, or an entrepreneur can participate.

    You can participate with any team size of up to 5 persons.

    Regular updates will be posted on our website SIIC Incubator

    Registration for webinars and Innovation Challenge is free of charge

    Yes, the mandate of this Innovation Challenge is to support solutions for the Elderly Healthcare Technology i.e, Geriatrics

    The top three winners will get mentorship from industry and domain experts, innovation support, and funding support for prototype development. MVP Grant will be offered subject to incubation at SIIC. Please refer to the Award section on the web page for details of wards

    The participant should submit a solution/idea relevant to the domain, Geriatrics.

    If a software-only solution is impactful, it can be supported.

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