Challenge Covid-19 Competition (C3) | 18 May 2020

Why in News

The National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) has identified several Science and Tech based innovative solutions through the Challenge Covid-19 Competition (C3) to tackle Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The campaign ran from 31st March to 10th May 2020.

Key Points

  • Challenge Covid-19 Competition (C3) was intented for engaging innovative citizens to come up with ideas and innovations to manage pandemic and its consequences.
  • Under the campaign, NIF provided incubation and mentoring support for further dissemination to the generator of the ideas. It also supported the value addition in the innovations.
  • A foot-operated device for hand sanitization and an innovative sprayer for sanitization are the two recently supported innovations under the campaign.

National Innovation Foundation

  • The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) - India was set up in 2000 with the assistance of the Department of Science and Technology.
  • It is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge.
  • Its mission is to help India become a creative and knowledge-based society by expanding policy and institutional space for grassroots technological innovators.