Innovate to Impact | Biotech & Life sciences Entrepreneurs

Blockchain For Impact (BFI) has formed a collaborative partnership under its BFI Biome Virtual Network Program to support Health Tech ideas, innovators and startups. With a shared commitment to nurturing creativity, our aim is to build affordable cutting-edge solutions to address the healthcare challenges. Through this initiative, we aspire to revolutionize India’s public health landscape, ensuring widespread access and impact.

Idea to Proof of Concept

Eligibility criteria

  • Individual innovators below the age of 35 years
  • MBBS/ MD/ PhD holders (thesis submitted) in Life Sciences/Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology
  • Applicant must commit full-time to the program throughout the fellowship, without any other obligations.
  • Applicant must not have other sources of funding including a parallel fellowship/ salary/ remuneration.

A 6-month program for developing an idea to a   Proof-of-Concept (PoC)

What we offer

  • Monthly stipend of Rs 50,000/- 
  • Institutional support
  • Access to Lab facilities
  • Mentorship and Networking

Prototype Development

Eligibility criteria

  • A legally registered startup (less than one year old) in India which has the potential for commercialization
  • Only biotech, life sciences & health-tech startups are eligible to apply
  • The startup should have a strong technology development and potential for scalability and impact
  • The startup should be compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Support up to Rs 10 lakhs for 9 months for the development of prototype/ PoC which includes:

  • Incubation space of 100 sqft
  • Lab Consumables
  • Essential Prototype services with AIC-CCMB and partners
  • Mentorship and Networking

 Jerusha Manoah

Program Coordinator – BFI BIOME
+91 6305709573

About Blockchain For Impact (BFI)

Blockchain For Impact (BFI) carries forward the baton of the Crypto Relief Fund, a phenomenon that came to the fore at the peak of the second COVID wave in 2021. The relief fund mobilized resources from the global block chain community and managed to make a positive dent in the healthcare system of India. BFI aims to bring leading researchers, technologists, and innovators together in the form of a network to discuss, identify, collaborate, and innovate in the biomedical sector to solve pressing health challenges by encompassing both upstream and deep science, driving innovation that leads to transformative health solutions.