Results of online evaluation of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Startup Grand Challenge. See list of Startups shortlisted for the semi-final here

About Ayushman Bharat Start-up Grand Challenge

Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Start-Up Grand Challenge is a call to action for the Indian start-up community to generate cutting-edge solutions for supporting the National Health Authority towards more effective implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and empowering 500 million people to gain access to affordable healthcare. It is a unique, first-of-its-kind opportunity for start-ups to be a critical participant and stakeholder in implementing AB-PMJAY, the largest government-funded health assurance scheme in the world.   Read More


To apply, start-ups must meet the below eligibility criteria:
  • Start-ups as per definitionset by Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and Start-ups recognized by DPIIT.
  • Innovative product/service that has showcased some measurable impact potential. For TRL level information, please click here.
  • The innovation must address one of the problem statements as highlighted under the Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Start-Up Grand Challenge.
  • In case of medical technology (bio-medical) device start-ups, the product or service must be of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5 level and above as specified by BIRAC and should have CDSCO/FDA/CE or equivalent certification.

How to Apply

  • Apply for the Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Start-Up Grand Challenge online through the official website
  • Before registering, it is advisable for applicants to read all information on Eligibility Criteria, Evaluation and Selection Criteria, Problem Statements, Awards and Benefits and Rules and Guidelines regarding the Grand Challenge.
  • To begin application, first Register, create an account, and select the ‘Problem Statement’ which you want to apply for. Please note that start-ups can apply for only one problem statement under the challenge.
  • Ensure that the application is complete before submitting it. National Health Authority (NHA) reserves the right to disqualify any application, if found not meeting the basic eligibility criteria or incomplete.
  • Applications will open from 1st October 2019.
  • Deadline to submit applications for Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Startup Grand Challenge has been extended to 30th November 2019, 5 PM.

Awards and Benefits

Cash Prizes to all Winners

Get quick access to top notch healthcare providers for conducting pilots, testing and validation opportunities.

Get connected with top institutions in healthcare and allied sectors for technology development, refinement, and manufacturing support.

Get public procurement support for startup products and services.

Support state governments in implementation of AB-PMJAY

Get mentorship from top healthcare corporates for adoption and business scale-up

Get connected with funders for commercialisation and/or scale-up of product/service.

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