Press release: Social Alpha and Tata Trusts-PATH Impact Lab announce the winning innovations of the ‘Social Alpha Quest for Healthcare Innovations’
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Social Alpha and Tata Trusts–PATH Impact Lab, announced the winners of India’s first nationwide search – ‘Social Alpha Quest for Healthcare Innovations 2018’. The winners were selected from more than 100 applicants, who were screened for their unique technology and execution model, market strategy, readiness for clinical validation, viability and health impact among others.
Among the winning solutions include devices for early cancer detection, affordable TB diagnosis, a monitoring and prognosis of ailments for new-borns, world’s first dual powered defibrillator, and a credit card sized device for UTI detection among others.
A total of 26 applicants presented to a panel of experts. While all the winners will receive technical and peer support, five among them have qualified to receive grants for clinical validation.
Social Alpha Quest for Healthcare Innovations program is an intensive 12 – 15 months program where the cohort will receive comprehensive support from Social Alpha and Tata Trusts–PATH Impact Lab to scale their innovations to the next stage of product development.
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