Centre For Augmenting War With COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH): A platform for start – ups
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; GS-III – Science and technology
- Department of Science & Technology has approved setting up of a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) to scout, evaluate and support the innovations and start-ups that address COVID-19 challenges.
- The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) shall be the Implementing Agency of the CAWACH.
- The CAWACH’s mandate will be to extend timely support to potential startups by providing financial assistance and fund innovations that are deployable in the market within next 6 months.
- It will identify upto 50 innovations and startups that are in the area of novel, low cost, safe and effective ventilators, respiratory aids, protective gears and any effective interventions to control COVID-19.