Grand Challenge for Strengthening CoWIN

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched a Grand Challenge for Strengthening CoWIN, for making & providing a better vaccine reach.


The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India invites applications for the Grand Challenge for the COVID Vaccine Intelligent Network.

The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system, which provides real-time information on vaccine stocks and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in the country, is being enhanced to address the needs for distribution and tracking of COVID-19 vaccine.

As the world moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine availability, governments and healthcare organizations will require developing flexible technology solutions/platforms across the entire gamut of vaccine inventory management, administration, appointment scheduling, notifications, outcome monitoring, and other necessary support for a frictionless distribution of billions of doses of vaccines around the country.

➥Problem Statements

The problem statement provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare includes seven (07) areas of focus and technology development for charting out an effective mechanism of the CoVID Vaccine Distribution System.

1.How to achieve a High Adherence rate from front line Health workers (ANM, ASHA, AWW, and any other health workers deployed for line listing) for CoWIN application.

2.How to ensure portability across the country to account for travel/migration between vaccination sessions and across geography.

3.How to ensure that Vaccine Transportation is as per the route plan and safe.

4.How to have system generated Queue management and social distancing at Vaccination session sites.

5.How to report AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) and AESI (Adverse Event of Special Interest) using a system.

6.How to have a comprehensive & innovative Learning Management System and dynamic learning support for COVID management.

7.Development of Logistic Management Information System for end-to-end logistic, supply chain, and inventory management of vaccine.


  1. The Indian Tech start-ups, MSMEs, Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships(LLPs) registered in India under the Companies Act can apply.
  2. The entity must have 51% or more shareholding with Indian citizen or person of Indian origin. The applicant’s entity should not be a subsidiary company of any foreign corporation.
  3. Further to encourage participation from academia and industry, participating teams not mandatorily registered as Companies/ startups/ MSMEs/ LLPs can also apply for the Grand Challenge for Strengthening CoWIN.
  4. However, the teams making it to Stage-2 will be required to apply for registration as Indian Startups/ Company/ MSMEs/ LLPs.
  5. It will be expected that by the time of selection at the final stage, necessary registration has been completed.


1Logistics support to top 5 applicants at Rs.2 Lakhs each70 Lakhs (for 7 Thrust Areas)
2Top 2 Winners in First 6 Thrust Areas at Rs. 30 Lakh and Rs. 10 Lakh respectively240 Lakhs(for 6 Thrust Areas)
3Top 2 Winners for 7th Thrust Area – Logistic Management Information System at Rs. 50 Lakh and Rs. 25 Lakh respectively75 Lakhs


The deadline to apply for this challenge is 15 January 2021.Register Now

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