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PM's Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge to identify India's best scalable Apps

This Innovation Challenge seeks to create an ecosystem where Indian entrepreneurs and Startups are incentivized to ideate, incubate, build tech solutions

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This Innovation Challenge seeks to create an ecosystem where Indian entrepreneurs and Startups are incentivized to ideate, incubate, build tech solutions

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge, to identify the best Indian Apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world-class Apps in their respective categories.

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MeitY, in partnership with Atal Innovation MissionNiti Aayog, has launched Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to identify the best Indian Apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world-class Apps in their respective categories. The Mantra is to Make in India for India and the World.

“Today there is immense enthusiasm among the tech & start-up community to create world-class Made in India Apps. To facilitate their ideas and products MeitY and AIMtoInnovate are launching the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. This challenge is for you if you have such a working product or if you feel you have the vision and expertise to create such products. I urge all my friends in the tech community to participate," said the Prime Minister.

This Innovation Challenge with various cash awards and incentives of featuring Apps on Leader Boards seeks to create an ecosystem where Indian entrepreneurs and Startups are incentivized to ideate, incubate, build, nurture and sustain Tech solutions that can serve not only citizens within India but also the world.

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The government has said that the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge is being launched in the following 8 broad categories:

  • Office Productivity & Work from Home
  • Social Networking
  • E-Learning
  • Entertainment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Business including Agritech and Fintech
  • News
  • Games

There may be several subcategories within each category. An indicative list is provided below:

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  • A mobile application harnessing the most accurate facial and / or body mapping technology to allow for a true-to-life virtual try out of products like spectacles, clothes, etc.
  • Mobile application for real-time speech-to-speech translation and camera translation of multiple languages.
  • An automated web-based application that handles the business-to-business lead generation and cold emailing and is completely manageable from a mobile device itself.
  • Application to use mobile devices as image scanners with features like on the fly image correction, image editing, text recognition, etc.
  • Application to provide cloud storage integration, cross-platform file transfer via FTP or LAN, and a root browser on a mobile device
  • A robust indigenous anti-virus software for mobile devices.
  • Application to optimize mobile device's performance by cleaning junk/cache files, optimizing device memory and optimizing battery usage.
  • A mobile based live streaming platform for hosting webinars, lectures, etc.
  • A mobile based messaging and video calling application
  • A mobile based microblogging application
  • A mobile based news application that uses cutting-edge technology to recommend the most relevant and interesting news individually to each use.
  • A mobile application offering satellite imagery and street maps, as well as functions such as a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or with public transportation.
  • A mobile based online gaming platform which also functions as a social hub for gamers
  • A mobile based photo-editing application with all standard image editing features
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