15 JUNE, 2020

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15 JULY, 2020

Application End Date



25 JULY, 2020

Application Result Date

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Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI in partnership with Invest India under the 'Waste to Wealth' mission announces -                                                  COVID-19 Biomedical Waste Treatment: An Innovation Challenge

The Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) through the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India has set up the “Swachh Bharat Unnat Bharat” Waste to Wealth Mission to identify technology solutions for India’s waste challenges.


The mission invites technology applications from startups, corporates and entrepreneurs from research institutions to address the challenge of safe collection, disposal/ treatment of large volumes of waste being generated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which includes the use of masks, gloves, and PPEs by not only frontline workers and airports and railway stations but also by household community individuals such as sanitary municipal workers, barbers, the food business and the general population.

Program Details

Detailed Eligibility Criteria
  • Indian industry, startups, entrepreneurs and research institutions
  • Innovations & solutions which can be deployed immediately are eligible

Relevant Industry



Theme for this Challenge

  • Biomedical Waste Management

Problem Statement

Biomedical Waste Treatment For COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

Solutions invited are aimed to address the Covid-19 related biomedical waste including used gloves, masks, PPEs from airports, railway stations, sanitary workers, municipal workers, commercial and home use. Solutions may include:


  • Standalone waste disposal units which convert the waste to energy. Standalone units should use this energy generated for its operation
  • It should be possible to install these standalone units in housing complexes, markets etc.
  • The prototype should be collection cum disposable unit in one
  • Any other suitable method for waste treatment


Fiscal Incentives


Selected applicants will be provided suitable fiscal support to demonstrate their prototype.


Non-Fiscal Incentives


Scale up of successful prototypes will be facilitated by means of providing further fiscal and logistic support, as the case maybe.


Procedure Post Submission

The applications would be evaluated by experts and approved by the executive committee.




Contact The Host

Organisation Name
Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser
Swapan Mehra
Organization Name
Invest India
Malyaj Varmani | Nithin Chakki 
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