The winning teams will now work with Invest India and Israel Innovation Authority to take their ideas and solutions to the next level.

India-Israel innovation challenge announces 18 winners from both countries
Atom Startups Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 15:35

The India-Israel Innovation Challenge, which was launched in July 2017, has announced 18 winners. These 18 teams from India and Israel developed solutions around the areas of agriculture, water and digital health.  The winning teams will now work with Invest India and Israel Innovation Authority to take their ideas and solutions to the next level.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the bilateral innovation challenge for startups in Israel and India, calling it the India-Israel Innovation Bridge during PM Modi’s visit to Israel.

The challenge was be an online platform to facilitate bilateral collaboration between Israeli and Indian startups, tech hubs, corporations, and other key innovation ecosystem players in both countries. Startups and entrepreneurs were given comprehensive guides and toolkits to explore expansion opportunities.

The India-Israel Innovation Bridge has invited startups to develop solutions for some of the world’s most critical challenges in the areas of healthcare, agriculture and water technology.

As part of Digital Health, startups were asked to develop solutions for real-time health monitoring, home care, remote care, periodic counseling and advice on health management for non-communicable diseases.

I Love 9 Months Fitness Solutions and Bioscan Research won in this segment while Innov4Sight Health and Biomedical Systems, Zeolr Technologies, Mercuri Biotechnologies and Ujjwaal Bhardwaj were declared runners-up.

Under Agriculture, affordable solutions to reduce post-harvest loss and improve market linkages. are For this challenge, Amvicube, RF Wave Technologies were declared as winners while the runners-up are Yuktix Technologies, Amber Solutions, Jagadeesh B Henjarappa and Vignesh Ravichandran

And for water, startups had to develop low-energy and cost-effective sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment, desalination, recycling or purifying large water sources and surface water. The winners in this segment are Innotech Intervention and Pure Paani while the runner-ups named are Vanita Prasad, Rinaldo John, Karthikumar S and Oceo Water.

Winners win a cash prize of Rs 2- 5 lakh and water challenges win an addition Rs 10-20 lakh rupees. They receive cross-border mentorship and incubation support and also get access to leading corporates and investors to explore piloting their solutions in India.

Hyderabad-based incubator T-Hub, Ahmedabad-based incubator iCreate and pears program have made an initial commitment to the startups that will be chose at the innovation challenge.

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