Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based global start-up catalyst T-Hub on Monday announced the launch of COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. Also Read - Nepal Airport Under Renovation Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

The programme is targeted at empowering students to conduct research to develop potential solutions to contain the spread of coronavirus. Also Read - Bangladesh Govt Decides Not to Extend COVID-19 Shutdown

As part of this programme, innovative projects/ideas will be shortlisted for advanced mentoring and subject matter experts from T-Hub, Q City, Emerging Technologies Wing and CCMB will work with the students to help them transform their ideas into viable business propositions. Also Read - COVID-19 Cases Cross 1.6 Lakh-mark; Death Toll Above 4,600; Shah Speaks to CMs Over Lockdown Extension | Key Points

Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-Hub said that “we will encourage our student innovators who are leveraging disruptive technologies to find unique solutions to improve the management of the pandemic and contain further outbreaks”.

The programme is open to student innovators across colleges in Telangana.

Students are encouraged to develop a potential solution, idea or an app for reporting, curing or tracing the COVID-19 pandemic, or anything else that can help curb its spread and prevent future outbreaks.

The focus areas for the programme are easy detection of infected persons, low cost and easy to implement, efficient tracking of infected persons and their contact with other persons and regular monitoring of the spread of the virus and predict outcomes.