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The best solution are short-listed to be presented at weekly meet
Finally selected solutions get suitable support from MPs and VCs
Parliamentarians with Innovators for India (PII) is an inclusive, non-partisan, pan-India action group for fighting Covid-19. If you are an innovator who wishes to make a difference during this crisis, here’s an opportunity to collaborate with parliamentarians, public policy experts, subject matter specialists, and business leaders.
You could be an individual - or you could belong to a group of like-minded people who are motivated to join the fight against Covid-19 in India. If you have an innovative idea that can make a difference during this crisis, we invite you to submit your solution in three simple steps.
Our vision is to jointly develop ideas and turn them into solutions that can make a powerful impact.
PI India is a platform which brings parliamentarians, venture capitalists, public-health and policy experts together to identify and deploy solutions designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic. PI India is not a registered organization.
The PI India team is made up of professionals from diverse backgrounds, united by a strong conviction in public service. At the national-level, the team is coordinated by Ghanshyam Tiwari. Additional key members of the team are:
We accept applications from registered for-profit and non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and teams of experts who are formally affiliated.
a. Solutions that address the focus areas outlined in the guidelines https://piindia.org/guidelines.html
b. Solutions that can be implemented in a short time frame with local support
c. Solutions that are backed by teams with professional strength and credibility"
Each duly complete proposal is reviewed by a core team of experts assembled by PI India. Atleast 40 applications are reviewed every week. The core team will select up to 10 solutions, to be discussed during the weekly meeting of the Action Group. The solutions recommended by the MPs and/or VCs in the action group meeting are duly supported towards immplementation by a direct connect with the Member of Parliament to help towards implementation and/or connect with the participants from the VC community. We wiil inform every team whose solution is selected for a discussion at the Action Group as well as gets recommended for support.
You can access the on-line application form here
PI India does not guarantee funding for any innovations. However, all innovations will be reviewed and short-listed by a group of experts, including from India’s leading venture capital funds.
Members of Parliament will facilitate connections between selected teams and state and district-level administration. Teams will work in collaboration with the administration to design a feasible implementation plan. The Member of Parliament will play an advisory role in this process.
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