BIRAC – SIIP (Social Innovation Immersion Programme) aims at promoting the development of innovative solutions for society’s most pressing social problems.
The program intends to create a pool of social innovators who will identify the specific needs and gaps in healthcare and address them through the development of innovative products and services. The previous calls focused on Maternal and Child Health and Ageing and Health , which was a success at KIIT TBI. Our past fellows have done sizeable impact and have raised over a funding of millions to accelerate their startups.
The current theme specifically targets the challenges associated with Food and Nutrition. The program will be conducted in partnership with Tata Institute of Social Science and BIRAC.
About the Organisation
KIIT-TBI, established in 2009 as a registered not for profit company also functions in a mission to support technology based innovations and startups, particularly in East and North East regions.
We have been able to evince interest in young entrepreneurs to translate their innovative ideas into commercial potential products. We have also several landmark developments to our credit including the receiver of Best Technology Based Incubator award of 2018 by President of India.
Campus 11, KIIT Technology Business Incubator, KIIT University, Patia, Bhubaneswar
Qualifications and Skills Required
The programme seeks candidates who are:
- Serious about starting a business venture or social enterprise, but don’t necessarily have an idea yet;
- Have knowledge in areas such as Life Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine & Human Biology with educational qualification ranging from undergraduate (B.Tech, BE, MBBS) or postgraduate (MSc, MS, M.Tech, MPhil, MD) & PhD.
- Passionate for uncovering and solving unmet societal needs and have preference towards working in a multidisciplinary team.
Number of Vacancies
50,000 per month for 18 months
How to Apply
The application for the SIIP fellowship will have to be submitted online through BIRAC portal.
Once you login please click on “Social Innovation programme for Products: Affordable & Relevant to Societal Health (SPARSH)” and fill out the application form.
In the application form, select KIIT-TBI as your SPARSH Center and complete the rest of the application given below.
The shortlisted applicants will be called for a presentation at KIIT TBI before a Technical Expert Committee for the final selection.
Kindly note that the entire application process will take just an hour to complete. So don’t delay it till the last moment.