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Covid-19: Task force to map technologies to fund nearly market-ready solutions


NEW DELHI: The Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Thursday mentioned it has arrange a Covid-19 job force for mapping of technologies to fund nearly market-ready solutions within the space of diagnostics, testing, healthcare supply solutions and tools provides.
The job force will map technologies from analysis and growth labs, tutorial establishments, start-ups, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Some of those solutions are masks and different protecting gear, sanitisers and inexpensive kits for screening for the coronavirus.

Ventilators, oxygenators, knowledge analytics for monitoring, monitoring and controlling the unfold of the virus by means of synthetic intelligence are additionally being mapped. The DST is a division beneath the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The capability mapping group consists of representatives from DST, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

It additionally has consultant from the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Startup India and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The job force will determine probably the most promising start-ups which might be shut to scale up their manufacturing in these areas.

“DST has arrange a Covid-19 Task force for mapping of technologies from R&D labs, tutorial establishments, startups, and MSMEs to fund nearly market-ready solutions within the space of diagnostics, testing, well being care supply solutions, tools provides.

“Some of these solutions include masks and other protective gear, sanitizers, affordable kits for screening, ventilators and oxygenators, data analytics for tracking, monitoring, and controlling the spread of outbreak through AI and IOT based solutions, to name a few,” an announcement mentioned.

Nodal officers of ministries and departments involved have been requested to personally expedite the method of acquiring info on start-ups and different entities supported by them which have expertise solutions for any necessary side of Covid-19.

As a part of the mechanisms getting used for fast growth, manufacturing, and deployment of related expertise choices, DST has already invited two separate units of proposals, one every beneath the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and the Technology Development Board (TDB), to help scientific solutions and business manufacturing of each new and present solutions

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