PM declares 16 Jan as National Startup Day; to take startup culture ahead

17 January 2022 | News

National Startup Awards 2021 felicitates health startups for innovation

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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that January 16 will be celebrated as National Startup Day, to take the Startup culture to the far flung areas of the country.

This announcement was made during the National Startup Awards 2021 ceremony which was recently held where 46 startups were felicitated. During the ceremony, the results of the National Startup Awards (NSA) 2021 were declared. The award was presented by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles.

In Health and Wellness segment, Health Arx Technologies bagged recognition for diabetes management; Sascan Meditech for OralScan, the the first multimodal image capturing device that uses multispectral imaging technology at its core for non-invasive and real-time screening of oral cancer and biopsy guidance.

Bionic Hope has received the award for Grippy, a lightweight and affordable battery-powered prosthesis available in the Indian market for people below elbow amputation age 15 years and above.

Leucine Rich Bio received the award to develop and commercialise South Asia's first gut microbiome test called Bugspeaks. BugSpeaks platform has been able to analyse gut microbial sequencing data comprehensively to provide actionable and personalised dietary and supplementation recommendations.

Atreya Innovations' Nadi Tarangini report combines Indian holistic science, western medical science and AI to provide personalised and predictive health and wellness insights. The startup is currently functioning in 12 countries with over 480 doctors and has tested over one lakh patients.

The second edition of the awards invited applications across 15 sectors and 49 sub-sectors. The sectors included agriculture, animal husbandry, drinking water, education and skill development, energy, enterprise technology, environment, fintech, food processing, health and wellness, industry 4.0, security, space and transport and travel.


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