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Aug 20, 2020
8:35PM

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announces results of Grand Challenge for Developing Video Conference Solution

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today announced the results of Grand Challenge for Developing Video Conference Solution.
 
Announcing the winners of the Grand Challenge, he expressed delight that Indian entrepreneurs and innovators have responded to the clarion call for AatmaNirbhar Bharat and have come up with some world class video conferencing solutions in a short span of four months.
 
He said government is committed to develop India’s software product and mobile app economy in a big way and efforts like this will go a long way in that direction.
 
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had announced an Innovation Challenge for Development of a Video Conferencing Solution under the Digital India Initiative on 12th April.
 
The Innovation Challenge was open for participation from industry, start-ups and individual experts. Overwhelming response was received from across the country, with a total of 1983 applications being received.
 
Out of these, 12 applicants with innovative VC solutions were shortlisted to develop the prototype for which support of Rs. 10 lakh each was provided.
 
Alappuzha Based Techgentsia Software Technologies Private Limited has been declared as winner. The winner will be provided financial support of Rs. one crore with additional Rs. 10 lakh towards O&M for next next three years and will be adopted for use by Government through a contract.
 
In addition, the Jury also selected the products developed by three applicants as potential products and decided to offer a developmental contract to be supported by Rs. 25 lakh each for further maturing their product within a period of three months.
 

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