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Organisation : National Innovation Foundation (NIF)
Contest Name : Challenge COVID-19 Competition 2020
Last Date : Will Be Notified Later
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NIF Challenge COVID-19 Competition

National Innovation Foundation – (NIF) under the Department of Science and Technology has come up with a call inviting innovative citizens to participate in its Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3).

Related / Similar Contest : IIC National Innovation Contest 2020

All interested innovators are welcome to participate with their creative ideas and innovations for problems or issues like reducing transmission of Corona virus.

The selected technological ideas and innovations will be supported for incubation and dissemination. The details of ideas and innovations may be sent to

Today when the country is facing a great challenge crisis due to the Coronapandemic, National Innovation Foundation–India (NIF) wishes to engage innovative citizens in its Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3) by requesting them to participate with their creative ideas and innovations for the following problems / issues


Healthy Food For Nutrition And Boosting Immunity:
The damage due to thevirus can be minimised ifa person is healthy. Ideasfor food or drinks, whichhelp people build theirimmunity while at homemay also be sent. Itshould be noted that theavailability of rawmaterials is limited duringthe lockdown periodhence only those fooditems may be suggestedwhose raw materials maybe easily available.

Reducing Transmission Of Coronavirus:
The Government has suggesteda slew of measures to reducethe transmission however canthere be some original creativeideas / innovations, which cansupplement the efforts of thegovernment in slowing oreliminating the spread further.

Sanitising One’S Hands, Body, Home Items And Home, Public Places Wherever Required:
To reduce transmission,sanitisation is very important.Government has urged peopleincluding Caregivers, to washtheir hands periodically, not totouch their face and cleanhouse daily. Any creative idea/innovation, which can makethese tasks more interestingand effective?

Supply And Distribution Of Essential Items To People Specially The Elderly Living Alone:
Despite lockdown, many peopleare seen outside their homesfor the purchase of groceries ormedicines. Ideas for door-to-door supply of essentialproducts and services areinvited which obliterate theneed to move out of the home

Gainful Engagement Of People At Home:
It is increasingly becomingdifficult for people, speciallythe children to be at home allthe time. Ingenious ideas, whichhelp people stay at home andalso engage in productiveactivities, are invited

How To Participate?

The details of ideas andinnovations may be sent tothe following email id( withcomplete details about theperson (Name, Age,Education, Occupation,Address, Contact Number,Email) and details about theidea/ innovation (includingphoto and video, if any).

Alternatively, ideas andinnovations can also besubmitted through the following link

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Competition Period

The competition announced on 31st of March will accept entries on a rolling basis until further notification.

Notification :

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