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Announcing the COVID-19 Innovations Deployment Accelerator or CIDA, a C-CAMP - UNHIE - Social Alpha - XYNTEO India2022 - MedTechConnect partnership.

COVID-19 outbreak has wreaked havoc across the world with ramifications poised to surpass any catastrophe in our living memory. We believe that the fight back will start with your out-of-the-box innovative solutions and our ecosystem to change the course of this raging pandemic.

COVID-19 Innovations Deployment Accelerator or CIDA has announced a search for innovations that are ready to be deployed immediately or in the near future to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Based on the assessment, we will help in 

  • fast-tracking promising innovations for pilot deploymentscaling through industry partnershipnavigating regulatory pathway and connecting with investors
  • Selected innovations will get fast track technology assessment or HTA and an opportunity to get scale-up investment and implementation as facilitated by United Nations Health Innovation Exchange or UNHIE.
  • Support in industrial/manufacturing opportunities through India2022 and MedTechConnect networks.
  • Opportunity to raise funding from India2022 partners. 

The assessment criteria will include readiness for deployment, scientific validity, feasibility, and impact. Assessment will happen daily. In the next few days, we will select and help most impactful innovations that are quickest to deploy. 

Innovations can be under following categories: screening, diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, containment strategies, public health & other categories including but not limited to focussed technologies in 

  • mobile health technologies for screening and homecare, 
  • diagnostic kits and Point of Care tests, 
  • protective gear and sterilization innovations for care providers, 
  • digital triaging tools and risk stratifying systems, 
  • low cost ventilators and oxygen therapy units, 
  • AI systems to assist critical care, 
  • supply chain innovations, 
  • volunteerism and service innovations and 
  • scalable plug and play isolation units, treatment tents

Submit an executive summary of your innovation here

Confidentiality commitment: Information submitted using this form will be treated as strictly confidential; however, if you have any specific IP related concerns, kindly share non-confidential information only.

For more information, please write to: covid19innovations[at]

CIDA Partners: 

About C-CAMP Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP): C-CAMP is a member of the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSC) with a mandate to enable cutting-edge life science research and innovation, and promote life science entrepreneurship. It is India’s premier innovation and technology hub as well as one of the largest and most thriving life sciences incubators in the country. C-CAMP has directly funded, incubated and mentored close to 150 start-ups over the last few years and is connected to about 1000 startups and entrepreneurs across the country in healthcare, agriculture and environment. C-CAMP is an initiative supported by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, and NITI Aayog, GoI. Find more details on

About UN Health Innovation Exchange: UNHIE is a new initiative by UNAIDS and partners to leverage the potential of innovations to improve the health of all. The Health Innovation Exchange will link innovators to investors and innovations to implementers. Launched on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, the initiative aims to support global efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. To respond to demands from countries, over the coming months UNAIDS will facilitate country-level innovation exchanges in key countries. Those exchanges will identify specific health-related challenges and areas in which innovation and technology could transform access to health care. For more details please visit:

About Social Alpha: Social Alpha promotes innovations and entrepreneurship with a mission to create large scale social, economic and environmental impact. Social Alpha nurtures start-ups through their lab to market journey, helping them create high quality, commercially viable, accessible and affordable solutions. Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE) forms the core of the Social Alpha architecture, and operates through a nationwide network of technology and business incubation infrastructure sponsored and enabled by Tata Trusts, Government of India and several academic, philanthropic and corporate partnerships. Social Alpha is focused on catalysing entrepreneurship for impact and provides critical technology and business incubation support to the mission driven start-ups. For more information, please visit

About Xynteo: Xynteo is an advisory firm working with global companies to identify and carry out projects enabling our mission of reinventing growth. India2022, powered by Xynteo, is a purpose-driven global coalition committed to creating proof points for a new model of growth by 2022, the 75th year of India's independence. The Aditya Birla Group, Hindustan Unilever, Shell, TechnipFMC, Baker Hughes, WPP, State Bank of India, Cyient and Tata Trusts have committed to this bold goal and are the current partners of the India2022 coalition. The coalition was launched in March 2017 with blessings from the then President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee who praised this initiative as "the need of the hour". Currently, India2022 partners are working to develop projects across four impact tracks including Energise, Waste and Sanitation, Healthcare and Sustainable Mining 

About MedTechConnect: MedTechConnect platform is designed to strengthen the ecosystem in India by bringing together innovative healthcare solutions, disruptive delivery models, and pioneering funding models to make critical medical technologies accessible to everyone. India is home to a thriving technology ecosystem, yet more than 80% of its medical technologies are imported. A large segment of the country’s population still does not have access to basic healthcare services. To combat these challenges, Cyient and India2022 (powered by Xynteo) have partnered to build MedTechConnect, a platform that brings all medtech stakeholders together to address India’s ‘last-mile challenge’ in healthcare and touch 10 million lives by 2022