Call for Proposals: Ayurveda Startup Grand Challenge

The 8th Ayurveda Day embraces the theme “Ayurveda for One Health,” resonating with India’s G20 Presidency theme, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family). The central theme is encapsulated in the tagline “Ayurveda for everyone, every day,” emphasizing the interconnection of human health with the environment, animals, and plants. It adopts a four-pronged “Jan Sandesh, Jan Bhagidhari, and Jan Andolan for Jan Arogya” approach, underscoring the Ministry of Ayush’s commitment to holistic health through Ayurveda.

Recognizing the substantial potential of startups in the sector, the Ministry of Ayush and All India Institute of Ayurveda, in collaboration with Startup India and Invest India, are launching the Ayurveda Grand Startup Challenge. This initiative is designed to propel the theme and four key components, aligning closely with the vision of the Government of India.

Cash Prize Details

  • 1st Prize: Cash Prize of Rs. 5 lakhs
  • 2nd Prize: Cash Prize of Rs. 2.5 lakhs
  • 3rd Prize: Cash Prize of Rs. 1 lakh

The main objectives of the Challenge are:

  • To discover and recognize societal/sectoral problems that can be solved by Ayush and innovations of startups in Ayush Sector.
  • Identify and promote the start-ups that have potential to solve challenges in Ayush sector.
  • Foster and advocate for the adoption of technology and innovation to drive sustainable growth in the Ayush sector.

Eligibility Criteria

The Ayurveda Startup Grand Challenge is open to the following:

  • DPIIT recognized startups in the relevant sectors.
  • Individuals as a group (3-5 members)- (If selected, they will be required to register a legal entity before any cash prize/grant can be rewarded to them)

Relevant Stakeholder

  • Ideation Stage Startup
  • Validation Stage Startup
  • Early Traction Startup
  • Scaling Stage Startup

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