National Startup Awards 2020 winners announced

The results of the National Startup Awards 2020 were released by Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal in the august presence of Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Som Parkash.

The recognised entities will benefit from such recognition, not only in terms of being able to attract more business, financing, partnerships and talent, but also enable them to serve as role models for other entities, and to inspire them to be purposeful and responsible about their socio-economic impact.

Piyush Goyal called upon the startups to enlist themselves in the Government e-market place (GEM) so that they can offer their services to the government departments and large number of customers.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash said, “The incentives and facilities provided by the Government are helping the budding entrepreneurs and bringing out talent and skills.”

National Startup Awards 2020 Winners:
Agriculture – Cornext Agri Products, Mandya Organic Foods, Intello Labs and Nava Design Innovations
Food – Food Cloud and God’s Own Food Solutions
Education – Robotguru Education Technologies and Kickhead Software
Energy – Aloe Ecell and Esyasoft Technologies
Health – Wellthy Therapeutics, Niramai Health Analytix, Bonayu Lifesciences and Innaumation Medical Devices
Enterprise Technology – Unnati Online
Finance – Resilient Innovations
Industry 4.0 – Uptime AI Tech, MinionLabs, Fabheads Automation, Gingermind Technologies, Scapic Innovations and Planys Technologies
Tourism – Feeinsta Consulting & Services and Param People Infotech Solutions
Security – Staqu Technologies and Luciedus Tech
Urban Services – SNPC Machines, Wickedride Adventure Services, Sukriti Social Foundation and Taraltec Solutions
Space – Skyroot Aerospace, Dhruwa Space and Bellatrix Aerospace
Special Category – Azooka Labs, Bodhami and Genrobotic Innovations
Top Incubator – Villgro Innovations Foundation
Top Accelerator – Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has conceived the National Startup Awards to recognize and reward outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative products or solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact.

The first edition of the awards invited applications across 12 sectors, which were further sub-classified into a total of 35 categories. The 12 sectors are Agriculture, Education, Enterprise Technology, Energy, Finance, Food, Health, Industry 4.0, Space, Security, Tourism and Urban Services. Apart from these, startups are to be selected from those which create impact in rural areas, are women-led and founded in academic campuses.

All applicants were evaluated against six broad parameters namely innovation, scalability, economic impact, social impact, Environmental Impact, and Inclusiveness and Diversity. After three rounds of detailed evaluation, 199 startups were selected for presentation before the jury. 192 out of these made presentations before the 15 specialist jury panels, which consisted of domain experts from industry, investors and government.

A total of 1,641 applications were received from startups spread across 23 states and 4 union territories. These applicants included 654 women-led, 165 academic institution based and 331 startups working in rural areas.

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