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Grand Challenges, Karnataka

Grand Challenges, Karnataka is an initiative of the Government of Karnataka, under the newly launched Start-up Policy of the government, to scout for new technologies or innovations that can offer solutions to some of the longstanding issues pertaining to the state of Karnataka. Grand Challenges around five well-defined priority questions will be taken up in the first phase.


The first challenge centred around building a technology enabled system for real time monitoring of the quality of water discharge from Sewage and/or Effluent Treatment Plants and relaying data to a central server.


The second challenge was for building a technology enabled system to detect and provide physiological or morphological parameters for early detection and warning of plant disease and pest infestation in different crops.


The third challenged focused on building a technology enabled system to ensure effective delivery of primary health services through meaningful, transparent and democratic engagement of communities.


The winners get access to mentors, resources and network, an INR 10 lakhs grant to prototype and demonstrate solution (in 6 months) and Phase II piloting grant of INR 50 lakhs.

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