Government launches Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

AatmaNirbhar Bharat App

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and MyGov has entered a partnership with Atal Innovation Mission and Niti Aayog in making an announcement that the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge will be exclusively for Indian tech entrepreneurs and startups.

The app has been created with the aim of creating an AatmaNirbhar Bharat and this will look to promote existing apps and also help develop new ones.

Now, in the first leg of the competition, the best Indian apps that are already being used by citizens will have the potential to scale up and get an opportunity to become world-class apps in their own categories. 

Also, the first part of the App Innovation Challenge will have cash awards and incentives for apps and will be aimed at creating an ecosystem where the Indian entrepreneurs and startups will be encouraged and inspired to ideate, incubate, build, nurture and sustain tech solutions which will have the aim to serve not only India but also the world. The tagline reads “Make in India for India and the World”. This first leg will be completed in a month’s time.

After this, the second part of the App Innovation Challenge will look to identify Indian startups and entrepreneurs/companies and will also encourage them with “ideation, incubation, prototyping” and introduce applications. 

This leg is slated to go on for a longer course of time, but the details of the project and this phase will be announced soon. 

The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge Track 1 will be launched in 8 broad categories:

  1. Office Productivity & Work from Home
  2. Social Networking
  3. E-Learning
  4. Entertainment
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Business including Agritech and Fin-tech
  7. News
  8. Games.

The last date of submission of all the entries is July 18. All these applications need to submit their proposals by registering and logging in on the MyGov portal.


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