The Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body under Department of Science and Technology (DST) has invited proposal applications from Indian companies to address protection and home-based therapeutic respiratory intervention for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
The proposal may include technologically innovative solutions like low-cost masks which can capture virus from the air and absorb respiratory droplets, cost-effective thermal scanning, large area sanitization and sterilization (including electrostatic spray and ultra violet treatment for various available surfaces like glass, ceramic, wood, textile etc.), bioinformatics and surveillance, rapid and accurate diagnosis kit (paper-based and other point of care devices), artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) based solution for contact-less entry, oxygenators and ventilators (low cost and portable) and any other related technology.
TDB provides financial assistance by means of soft loans (up to 50 per cent of project cost at 5 per cent simple interest per annum), equity participation (up to a maximum of 25 per cent of the project cost) or grant in exceptional cases, for encouraging the commercial application of indigenously developed technology; and for adapting imported technology to wider domestic application.
Protection of the general population needs efficient clinical masks and sanitisers, suitable devices for screening and detection, home-based ventilator systems to complement healthcare facilities and other products and technologies to monitor and control spread of diseases.
Proposals may be submitted online via TDB website www.tdb.gov.inon or before March 27, 2020.
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