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Social Innovation Immersion Programme (SIIP) is a programme conceptualized by the Biotech Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Government of India under its SPARSH (Social Innovation Programme for Products: Affordable & Relevant to Societal Health) scheme.

The scheme supported by BIRAC under PSG-STEP SPARSH Centre intends to create a pool of social innovators in the biotech arena who will identify the specific needs and gaps in Ageing & Health. The social innovators will be provided financial and technical support for developing market-based solutions that have potential to bring cost effective health care breakthroughs to vulnerable populations in particular.

Theme: Ageing & Health

Grant in Aid

  • Rs. 50,000 per month as fellowship
  • Kick-start Grant of Rs. 5.0 Lakhs

Duration: 18 months

List of Selected SPARSH Fellows under "Ageing & Health - 2020" 

1. Mr. Jegadeeshkumar K

2. Ms. Kiruthika S

3. Ms. Rubika J

4. Mr. Sudhakar K

5. Ms. Uvarani R

List of Selected SPARSH Fellows under "Waste to Value - 2022"

1. Ms Liya Therese AJ

2. Ms Nitu Joseph

3. Ms Krishna PB