As an ecosystem partner, The GAIN is happy to share that Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) along with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) has launched ‘CoWIN’, a Grand Challenge for strengthening the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) system, a digitalised platform to be used to effectively roll out and scale up the mechanism for COVID Vaccine Distribution System, nationally.
The challenge is now live at https://meitystartuphub.in/
Applications are invited from startups and emerging technology specialists to augment and scale the CoWIN platform. 7 focus areas of technology development have been identified to holistically address the likely limitations associated with complete and effective vaccine distribution system (VDS) and its seamless administration across India. The Challenge offers total prize money of Rs. 3.85 crores and is open till 15th January 2021.
The mechanism for rewarding the successful solution developers for the seven (07) thrust areas begins with providing CoWIN APIs (Application Programming Interface) to the top 5 shortlisted applicants in each category to prove the efficacy of their solutions for possible integration with the platform.