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.
Start-ups engaged in sectors such as Medical Devices, Digital Health, Health Communications, Hospital services and Hospital Management, Medical workforce training and capacity building, among others are invited to solve a set of problem statements reflecting select implementation challenges of AB-PMJAY.
Following a rigorous review process, the best-in-class, potentially game changing solutions that have shown measurable impact or impact potential, will be selected for funding and supported on accelerated development and deployment. The winners will be recognised on the national platform and will be rewarded with cash prizes, business acceleration, mentorship, funding connect and get opportunities for pilots and validation and public procurement support. The final winners will be connected with the State Governments to explore opportunities for adoption and deployment in the field.
Application Start Date: 1 October, 2019
Deadline to submit applications for Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Startup Grand Challenge has been extended to 30th November 2019, 5 PM.
|Step||Stage||From Date||To Date|
|I||Announcement & Applications||1st October 2019||15th November 2019
(Extended to 30th November 2019)
|II||Screening of Applications (Eligibility Check)||December 2019(Ongoing)||December 2019 (Ongoing)|
|III||Online Evaluation and Shortlisting for Semi-Final Round||January 2020 (TBD)||February 2020 (TBD)|
|VI||Semi-final Round||February 2020 (TBD)||February 2020 (TBD)|
|V||Grand Finale round and Awards Ceremony||March 2020 (TBD)|
|VI||Validation and scale-up support facilitation through NHA|
1. The above timelines and dates are tentative and subject to revision by the National Health Authority (NHA). NHA reserves the right to reschedule planned events as it may deem fit.
2. Startups selected for the semi-final round will be informed through email.
3. Results of the semi-final round will be made available within one week of the semi-final round. Startups selected for the final round will be informed through email and invited to make a live pitch at the grand finale.
4. Winners of the grand finale round of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Startup Grand Challenge will be announced at the Awards Ceremony event.