Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Funding Opportunities

IIT Bombay is a recipient of CSR funds from several large companies across India. WRCB has seeded more than 80 deep-tech, high-impact translational projects in the areas of affordable healthcare, sustainability, Agritech, and Entrepreneurship. We invite your contribution to the following projects which are currently open to funding. As per Schedule VII (ix) of the Companies Act 2013, CSR and donations are allowed to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for supporting research and innovation activities and are tax-exempt. More 

CSR Update: Two WRCB-funded projects receive CSR funding from HEFA

Healthcare

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) -Novel strategies

1. Evaluating novel drugs for the treatment of pneumonia, meningitis etc. Read more
2. New Drug design for drug-resistant TB Read more
3. A multipronged antibacterial candidate to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections Read more
4. Design and development of small molecular synthetic functional mimics of bacterial cell wall lipid targeting antibiotics Read more

Biosafety

1. Effective filtration system for hospital equipment Read more

Cancer treatment

1. Low–cost manufacturing technology for cancer treatment Read more
2. Effective treatment for pancreatic cancer Read more Watch Video
3. Treatment for ovarian cancer Read more
4. Targeted treatment for triple-negative breast cancer Read more
5. Identification of multitarget Phytochemicals from Ganoderma Against Breast Cancer via in silico and in vitro studies Read more

 

Cardiac health

1. Cardiac risk prevention by continuous blood pressure monitoring Read more
2. Assessment and early detection of the risk for heart attack Read more

Diabetes Treatment

1. Treatment for diabetes Read more
2. Oral treatment for diabetes Read more
3. Bioactive Gels for Healing Diabetes Mellitus Foot Ulcer Read more Watch Video
4. Development of novel amyloid-based hydrogels for sustained release of insulin Read more
5. Treatment of diabetes through beta cell generation and transplantation Read more

Drug Screening & Drug Development

1. Optimization and Validation of a Microfluidic Based Static Gradient Generator for Drug Discovery Read more
2. Platform imaging technology for the drug development industry Read more
3. Developing a cerebral blood flow imaging system for small animal stroke models Read more
4. Mammalian host cell lines for rapid-production ability for pharma companies Read more
5. Biocatalysis towards industry scale synthesis of isoindolone drug derivatives Read more
6. Platform technology for the production of high-value recombinant proteins in E. coli Read more
7. New Drug Design for Drug-resistant TB Read more
8. TB-drug interaction study Read more Watch video
9. Coated nanoparticles for superior drug delivery and efficacy in overcoming tuberculosis Read more
10. Tuning the bacterial system for high production of Super vitamin Coenzyme Q10 Read more
11. Evolution of artificial metalloenzymes for the Chemo-photo-enzymatic asymmetric synthesis of Indolone-based drugs Read more
12. Strategies for Expeditious Synthesis of Flavans and Study of their Biological Activity Read more

Tuberculosis treatment

1. New Drug design for drug-resistant TB Read more
2. TB-drug interaction study Read more
3. Coated nanoparticles for superior drug delivery and efficacy in overcoming tuberculosis Read more

Wound healing

1. Faster wound healing technology for burns & other wounds Read more Watch Video
2. Bioactive Gels for Healing Diabetes Mellitus Foot Ulcer Read more Watch Video

Neurological health & neurodegenerative therapy

1. Treatment for neurological diseases Read more
2. Wearable diagnostics for neurological disease monitoring Read more
3. Ultraflexible Nanoelectronic Probes for Single Unit Neuronal Recording Read more

Non-communicable disease treatments

1. Targeting autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease with chemically modified metformin Read more
2. Therapeutic targeting of bradyzoites, the latent stages of Toxoplasma gondii, using carbon dots Read more

Low cost diagnostic technologies

1. Wearable diagnostics for neurological disease monitoring Read more
2. Point of care for the detection of pediatric sepsis Read more
3. Wearable band for blood pressure and oxygen level monitoring Read more
4. Assessment and early detection of the risk for heart attack Read more Watch Video
5. Point of care compact blood cell counter Read more Watch Video
6. Design of an indigenous complete blood cell counter Read more
7. Point of care detection of COVID-19 Read more
8. Development of non-invasive, low-cost, POC bio-sensors for early detection of muscular stress Read more Watch Video
9. Low-cost diagnostic device to detect middle-ear infections Read more
10. Label-free isolation of  exosomes from urine to detect cancer Read more
11. Microfluidic blood plasma separation device for Point-of-care diagnostics Read more Watch Video
12. A cell-free platform technology for the detection of bacterial virulence factors Read more
13. ShapeDx: A high-accuracy point-of-care sickle cell diagnostic kit Read more

Treatments with improved patient experience

1. Less invasive treatment of various diseases Read more
2. Oral treatment for diabetes Read more
3. Wound healing technology for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Read more
4. Faster wound healing technology for burns & other wounds Read more
5. Hollow fiber membrane-based hemodialyzer for kidney dialysis Read more Watch Video

Cost effective therapeutics

1. Cost-effective drug manufacture Read more
2. Low–cost manufacturing technology for Cancer treatment Read more
3. Development of technology package for alcohol dehydrogenases ADH catalyzed synthesis of chiral alcohols. Read more

Women and Child health

1. Urinary incontinence mesh for women Read more Watch video
2. Non-hormonal infertility treatment for women Read more
3. Point of care for the detection of pediatric sepsis Read more
4. Accurate diagnosis of ADHD subtypes in children Read more
5. ShapeDx: A high accuracy point-of-care sickle cell diagnostic kit Read more

Rehabilitation

1. Brain Machine Interface to Control a Wheelchair Read more Watch Video

Infectious disease prevention

1. Infectious disease prevention by robotic technology Read more
2. COVID control by temperature screening Read more
3. Protective face mask impregnated with activated carbon & phytochemicals Read more

Effective COVID management

1. COVID control by temperature screening Read more
2. Protective face mask impregnated with activated carbon & phytochemicals Read more
3. Point of care detection of COVID-19 Read more
4. Thermal camera for body temperature screening Read more

Stem cell therapy

1. Technology for stem-cell growth Read more
2. Development of a cell culture system for efficient growth of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Read more
3. 3D scaffolds for culturing stem cells for personalized therapy Read more

Medical training

1. Development of an active artificial knee joint Read more

Medical imaging

1. Developing a cerebral blood flow imaging system for small animal stroke models Read more

Technologies for elderly care

1. Technologies for fall prevention among the elderly Read more
2. Wearable band for blood pressure and oxygen level monitoring Read more
3. Assessment and early detection of the risk for heart attack Read more
4. Point of care compact blood cell counter Read more
5. Urinary incontinence mesh for women Read more

Vaccine development

1. Mammalian host cell lines for rapid-production ability for vaccine industries Read more

Environment

Sustainability

1. CO2 capture and storage  Read more
2. Carbon dioxide sequestration and sustainable energy solution Read more

Air and Water contamination

1. Effective filtration system for hospital equipment Read more

2. Waste water purification and recycling via algal farming Read more

3. Water pollution monitoring using biosensors Read more

4. Development of non-invasive, low-cost, POC bio-sensors for early detection of heavy metal ions in water Read more

5. Colorimetric detection of pathogens in wastewater Read more

 

Agritech

Modern agriculture

1. Green technology development through algal farming Read more

Entrepreneurship promotion

Support entrepreneurship

1. BioTech entrepreneurship Read more

Diabetes management

1. Treatment for diabetes Read more
2. Oral treatment for diabetes Read more
3. Wound healing technology for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Read more

4. Point of care diagnosis of diabetes in pregnant women Read more

Cancer treatment

1. Low–cost manufacturing technology for cancer treatment Read more

2. Effective treatment for pancreatic cancer Read more

3. Treatment for ovarian cancer Read more

Tuberculosis treatment

1. New Drug design for drug-resistant TB Read more
2. TB-drug interaction study Read more 

Cardiac health

1. Cardiac risk prevention by continuous blood pressure monitoring Read more
2. Assessment and early detection of the risk for heart attack Read more

Wound healing

1. Faster wound healing technology for burns & other wounds Read more
2. Wound healing technology for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Read more

Neurological health

  1. Treatment for neurological diseases Read more

  2. Wearable diagnostics for neurological disease monitoring Read more

Low-cost diagnostic technologies

1. Point of care sickle cell detection Read more 

2. Wearable diagnostics for neurological disease monitoring Read more 

3. Point of care for the detection of pediatric sepsis Read more

4. Wearable band for blood pressure and oxygen level monitoring Read more
5. Assessment and early detection of the risk for heart attack Read more
6. Point of care compact blood cell counter Read more
7. Design of an indigenous complete blood cell counter Read more
8. Point of care detection of COVID-19 Read more

Treatments with improved patient compliance

1. Less invasive treatment of various diseases Read more 

2. Oral treatment for diabetes Read more 

3. Wound healing technology for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Read more

4. Faster wound healing technology for burns & other wounds Read more 

Cost effective therapeutics

1. Cost-effective drug manufacture Read more 

2. Low–cost manufacturing technology for cancer treatment Read more 

 

Child health and development

1. Child health and nutrition Read more 

Disease control by artificial intelligence and machine learning

1. AI-based management for tinnitus Read more 

Infectious disease prevention

1. Infectious disease prevention by robotic technology Read more 

2. COVID control by temperature screening Read more

3. Protective face mask impregnated with activated carbon & phytochemicals Read more
4. Thermal camera for body temperature screening Read more

Effective COVID management

1. COVID control by temperature screening Read more

2. Protective face mask impregnated with activated carbon & phytochemicals Read more
3. Point of care detection of COVID-19 Read more
4. Thermal camera for body temperature screening Read more

Stem cell therapy

1. Technology for stem-cell growth Read more 

Medical training

1. Development of an active artificial knee joint Read more

Maternal and pediatric care

1. Point of care diagnosis of diabetes in pregnant women Read more
2. Point of care for the detection of pediatric sepsis Read more

Technologies for elderly care

1. Technologies for fall prevention among the elderly Read more
2. Wearable band for blood pressure and oxygen level monitoring Read more
3. Assessment and early detection of the risk for heart attack Read more
4. Point of care compact blood cell counter Read more

Reproductive healthcare

1. Non-hormonal infertility treatment for women Read more

Biosafety

1. Effective filtration system for hospital equipment Read more

Sustainability

1. Carbon capture and storage Read more 
2. Effective filtration system for hospital equipment Read more

Agritech

1. Nutrition through innovative agritech Read more 

Entrepreneurship promotion

1. BioTech entrepreneurship Read more 

Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs with access to capital and looking for promising technologies in affordable healthcare, bioengineering and synthetic biology; WRCB facilitates access to technologies and technical co-founders for potential spin-off partnerships. This is in addition to exploring licensing opportunities if you wish to take the technology to market.

Fast creation of diagnostic technologies

An initiative to enable the fast creation of diagnostic technologies to solve high-value clinical problems through deep collaborations driven by unmet diagnostic needs.

Fast creation of diagnostic technologies

An initiative to enable the fast creation of diagnostic technologies to solve high-value clinical problems through deep collaborations driven by unmet diagnostic needs.

Fast creation of diagnostic technologies

An initiative to enable the fast creation of diagnostic technologies to solve high-value clinical problems through deep collaborations driven by unmet diagnostic needs.
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