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Zero Circle joins the ACT For Environment collective

November 3, 2022

Zero Circle (ZC) is addressing the growing and global issue of plastic waste management by building an alternative to plastic packaging. ZC extracts dried biomass from seaweed to make seaweed resins.
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ACT For Environment Grantee: AP Chemi

October 20, 2022

APChemi minimises the amount of plastic that gets dumped by enabling circularity for the post-consumer mixed plastic waste; by 2028, they plan to recycle 500 million kgs of plastic per year!
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ACT For Environment Grantee: Agri To Power (A2P)

October 20, 2022

A2P’s solution displays a deep understanding of the crop burning challenge, aligns with the farmers’ economic realities and helps create radical efficiencies in the market for environmental impact.
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ACT For Health brings Navya Care on board

October 11, 2022

Navya Care uses the technology plus service model to empower patients with personalised, evidence-based cancer treatment plans.

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ACT For Health welcomes Swasth Alliance to its portfolio in support of the Health Claims Exchange

October 7, 2022

Swasth is a multi-stakeholder health sector alliance that leverages digital technologies and healthcare expertise to drive healthcare inclusion & better health outcomes for India.
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ACT For Health Grantee: BHS

October 4, 2022

Basic Healthcare Services (BHS) is an NGO aiming to ensure dignified healthcare for vulnerable communities by setting up a network of high quality, low cost primary healthcare services in Rajasthan’s tribal areas.

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ACT For Health welcomes Periwinkle to its portfolio

October 4, 2022

ACT For Health has decided to support Periwinkle Technologies which has developed Smart Scope® CX – a handheld device that enables health workers to detect cervical cancer at an early stage, thus, reducing the morbidity and high mortality caused by late diagnosis.
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Niramai comes on board as an ACT For Health grantee

October 4, 2022

Niramai, a Bengaluru based deeptech startup has developed Thermalytix, its proprietary product, a low cost, portable & radiation-free AI based engine that objectively analyses images to detect thermal signatures for abnormalities.

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Vidyakul joins the ACT For Education collective

October 4, 2022

Vidyakul is a mobile app that offers both live & recorded classes, along with lecture notes and quizzes, for students in grades 9 to 12. Vidyakul employs local teachers to create vernacular educational content for all subjects with contextual examples to help students learn better.

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ACT For Health concludes its pilot needs assessment study

September 8, 2022

In order to understand the healthcare innovation landscape from the perspective of medical professionals, ACT conducted a detailed needs assessment study with 45 doctors and physicians from 23 hospitals across 12 states.
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ACT For Education portfolio comes together to reimagine edtech for Bharat

September 7, 2022

Different entrepreneurs explored a variety of topics such as collaborating with the government, role of digital public goods etc. We debated key challenges in the current system & brainstormed on enablers that could help us achieve educational social impact at scale.

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Josh Skills joins the ACT For Education portfolio

September 7, 2022

ACT for Education is excited to partner with the JoshSkills team to open up affordable access to the app for youth from low-income backgrounds and develop intelligent content to personalise their learning journey!

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ACT For Environment brings Centre For Environmental Concerns (CEC) on board

September 2, 2022

Inefficient use of water is devastating to both India’s natural environment as well as agricultural incomes. We need to urgently address our groundwater levels, and radically improving agricultural water utilization is an important starting point for this.
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ACT For Health Grantee: Intelehealth

July 31, 2022

Intelehealth, an open-source digital platform, bridges that gap by empowering public health services deliver affordable primary healthcare to rural communities through #telemedicine.

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ACT For Health Grantee: iWill

July 29, 2022

iWill was born of Shipra’s resolve to make mental wellness accessible to everyone – an evidence based digital platform for mental health that enables customised therapy plans for each individual’s unique needs.

CARE, TeleICU, Coronavirus, COVID-19, patients

ACT For Health Grantee: Coronasafe Network

July 18, 2022

Sanjay built the Coronasafe network and created CARE – a pandemic management tool that streamlined information and action on managing COVID patients in partnership with the National Health Mission.

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ACT For Health Grantee: Saathealth

July 15, 2022

Aditi Ganju, a clinical biochemist, and her husband Dr. Aakash Ganju, started Saathealth, as an attempt to help low-income families get easy access to credible health information and make timely healthcare decisions.

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ACT For Environment Grantee: Farmers For Forests

July 8, 2022

Climate change cannot be solved without addressing ecosystem destruction and biodiversity loss  which is what led to: Farmers For Forests – an organisation that empowers the farmer community to combat deforestation.

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ACT For Environment Grantee: Ambee

June 22, 2022

Madhusudhan Anand’s Ambee was born of his resolve to drive climate action on air pollution using real time data. It provides hyperlocal intelligence that can help cities identify pollution hotspots and take action in real time.

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ACT For Environment Grantee: FIBSOL

June 20, 2022

Dr. Kavitha Sairam started FIBSOL to provide farmers with a bio alternative to chemical fertilisers. She created a gel-based product which contains a huge amount of good bacteria beneficial for increasing yield.

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ACT For Environment Grantee: REVY

June 18, 2022

Dr. Vanita Prasad witnessed a suffocating environment for many years and decided to provide economical waste management solutions through REVY Environmental Solutions.

InnAccel, Qure.ai, Nocca Robotics, Haqdarshak, HouseJoy, ImpactGuru, DronaMaps, Transforming Rural India Foundation (Jharkhand), Indian Air Force (Goa), Rightwalk Foundation (Uttar Pradesh), District Health Department (Nagaland), Hans Foundation (Uttarakhand), Sant Ishar Singh Ji Memorial Hospital (Punjab) & GSVM Medical College (Uttar Pradesh), Government Lawley Hospital (Tamil Nadu), CR Gardi Municipal Hospital (Madhya Pradesh)

Jumping into ACTion!

March 11, 2022

ACT came into being during when the COVID crisis hit India – we worked tirelessly to find capital-efficient, scalable solutions that could fight the spread of the pandemic.