Grand Challenges Explorations India (GCE-India) is an initiative to encourage and nurture innovation in areas that impact global health. It is a BIRAC initiative in partnership with Department of Biotechnology, Government of India & the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (funding partners) and IKP Knowledge Park (implementation partner). It has been setup to identify, nurture, and empower revolutionary ideas that address global health challenges.
GCE-India looks for life changing ideas from talented and motivated professionals, and aims to encourage entrepreneurship in India. Our ultimate goal is the quest for new medical technology devices, drug delivery systems, diagnostics and technology-enabled service models that can potentially be made available to people from all socio-economic strata.
The healthcare industry stands at USD 17 Billion and is growing at the rate of 13% every year. GCE-India is where science meets purpose, at a time when emerging economies such as India are poised to compete with larger economies. We expect that healthcare innovation from within our nation will address the needs of our nation better; GCE-India is a search to identify healthcare innovations that will enable the goal of equitable healthcare.