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Neurosynaptic joins the ACT For Health portfolio

September 13, 2023

Neurosynaptic is a digital health technology company focused on improving primary care at the last mile through integrated primary care models.
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Dvara Health Finance joins the ACT For Health collective

August 25, 2023

ACT For Health has welcomed Dvara Health Finance to its portfolio, with the shared objective of addressing critical gaps within the primary care continuum. The grant seeks to transition from the prevailing fee-for-service model to a more effective fee-for-value model, facilitated by the utilisation of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and technology at scale.
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ACT For Health welcomes C3 Medtech to its portfolio

August 21, 2023

C3 Medtech has developed a portable slit lamp and a fundus imaging device, which are powerful eye screening solutions that empower primary care settings to conduct efficient screenings, facilitating early detection and timely treatment for various eye conditions.
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Cancrie joins the ACT For Environment portfolio

August 7, 2023

Cancrie aims to impact the battery industry by significantly enhancing battery performance, reducing waste, and extending their lifespan.

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ACT For Health brings Adagio VR on board in collaboration with MITR Trust

July 6, 2023

ACT For Health has partnered with MITR Trust to support Adagio VR in delivering a 4-week program for the LGBTQI+ community in India. Adagio VR, an innovative startup co-founded by a British psychiatrist and a serial entrepreneur, offers a preventive wellbeing and behavioural change solution that leverages Virtual Reality (VR) to create impact.
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Enabling a one-stop shop ed-tech solution for low-income children with VOPA

July 5, 2023

VOPA is an ed-tech non-profit that’s making a significant difference in the education of the most marginalised students in Maharashtra. Their mission is to democratise digital learning and they’re doing it by leveraging technology and the network of government school teachers to create vernacular educational content in local languages.
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ACT For Education doubles down on early childhood education with Rocket Learning

July 5, 2023

Rocket Learning is an ed-tech enterprise that aims to play a key role in enabling India to become the world’s largest, most effective early childhood development system that’s anchored with the government.
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ACT For Education renews its support to Top Parent

June 16, 2023

Top Parent is emerging as a powerful force in the space of FLN (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy) – striving to revolutionise education for underserved children in rural and remote parts of India.
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Green Startup Pledge: Enabling startups to take meaningful climate action

June 13, 2023

ACT For Environment, in collaboration with BCG, developed the Green Startup Pledge – the world’s first climate pledge that’s designed exclusively for startups and which aims to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by them in their sustainability efforts.

Enabling India’s startup ecosystem to become WISER on women’s workforce participation

June 9, 2023

ACT for Women has embarked on a mission to understand the challenges better through a collaborative study called WISER – Women in India’s Startup Ecosystem Report.
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ACT Implementers Network: Bringing private innovations to public healthcare

June 9, 2023

The network aims to strengthen the healthcare ecosystem by matching the tech needs of social enterprises working among underserved communities with ACT supported innovations and launching pilot projects to address identified need gaps.
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What our ACT Fellowship experience was like as the very 1st cohort!

June 9, 2023

Over the past nine months, we have met inspiring social entrepreneurs who are hungry to create meaningful change and learned from VCs & industry experts on what it takes to build successful organisations that can create impact at scale.

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ACT For Environment welcomes Indra Water to its portfolio

June 5, 2023

Indra Water has developed a decentralised point-of-source wastewater treatment system that has the potential to revolutionise the wastewater treatment industry.
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ACT For Health supports Open Health Care Network to enable their journey from tele-ICUs to Smart ICUs

May 30, 2023

ACT’s focus is expanding to enable their journey from tele-ICUs to Smart ICUs to enhance its ability as a Digital Public Good integrated with national healthcare programs.
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ACT Summit 2023: Leveraging the power of collective action to catalyse social impact at scale

May 18, 2023

ACT Summit in New Delhi brought together stakeholders to explore how complex social issues can be addressed through through social entrepreneurship, patient capital, and technology for sustainable impact.


ACT is looking for social entrepreneurs who are solving for India’s water crisis

April 24, 2023

Water is one of the most essential resources for human existence and yet, access to clean water is still a major issue in many parts of the world. India, in particular, is facing a severe water crisis.
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ACT For Health and India Health Fund collaborate to support Salcit Technologies

March 23, 2023

Swaasa® – by Salcit Technologies records cough sounds from suspected TB patients using a phone’s microphone and analyzes them to decode unique cough signatures to detect the possible presence of pulmonary tuberculosis.


Brisil Technologies joins the ACT For Environment portfolio

March 22, 2023

Brisil Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses RHA to produce green precipitated silica and highly porous carbon, thus creating new commercial opportunities for what has only been considered a waste product while having a tremendous environmental and economic impact. 
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ACT For Education brings English Quest on board

March 16, 2023

English Quest has developed an innovative curriculum that combines verbal and non-verbal cueing techniques to help students improve their English communication skills – available at an affordable price point of just Rs. 600 per student.
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ACT kicks off Tech Advisors For Social Change 2.0

February 21, 2023

We’ve shortlisted a diverse group of 10 organisations solving crucial issues through telemedicine solutions, personalised learning platforms and renewable fuel production etc. that need support with optimising data architecture, building data analytical capability and improving the UX/UI of the platform. 

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iKure joins the ACT For Health portfolio

December 7, 2022

iKure’s health management services span preventive, promotive and curative aspects of healthcare and focuses on addressing primary healthcare needs across rural, semi-urban as well as urban areas.

ACT For Health brings Medprime on board

December 7, 2022

Cilika, a digital microscopy solution developed by MedPrime Technologies, aims to facilitate telepathology in low resource settings where both infrastructure and human resources are limited.
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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!

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.

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.

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!


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: 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.


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.


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.


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,, 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.