SOCIAL INNOVATION IMMERSION PROGRAM (SIIP)
SIIP is BIRAC’s social innovation fellowship program which aims at creating a rich repository of innovators in the field of biotech. The primary objective of the program is to identify the specific needs and gaps in healthcare and address them through the development of innovative ve products and solutions.
Social Innovation program for Products: Affordable & Relevant to Societal Health (SPARSH) aims at promoting the development of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Yenepoya Technology Incubator has partnered with BIRAC to set up a Sparsh center aiming at identifying gaps in communities and helping bridge the gap through useful and innovative solutions – either as a product or service. The program spans a period of 18 months starting from a pre-immersion boot–camp to product design and prototyping.
As the incubator is associated with an 1150 bed charitable teaching hospital, selected candidates can leverage the state-of-the-art infrastructure and large pool of mentors and experts available within the community in the field of healthcare.