TechEmerge Resilience India

The Global Tech Challenge, launched at CES 2020, is presented by CES® and the World Bank Group.

 

Applications Open Soon

About the Challenge

Although India has made remarkable progress in saving lives through proactive disaster preparedness and risk reduction, India is also looking at building greater resilience of its communities and infrastructure to extreme events through the use of emerging technologies.

Through consultations with interested government partners, five thematic key challenges have been identified for tech solutions:

Risk Information and analytics:

  • Mapping and tracking of risks to key livelihoods and assets.
  • Structural health monitoring for pre- and post-disaster damage detection.
  • Infrastructure vulnerability assessment.


Post-disaster restoration

Tools to support immediate restoration of critical services, such as electricity and connectivity systems post-disaster to enable response; last-mile connectivity for remote and vulnerable villages.

Hyperlocal hazard detection and early warning systems

Efficient landslide and lightning storm detection and early warning systems.

Local resilience and response

Localized data processing capabilities, including edge computing solutions, to detect stress and trigger response chain.

Risk financing

Integrated platform for recording, monitoring, and reporting disasters (360 degrees) to manage post-disaster financing; rapid and verified relief payment transfer solutions.


Benefits for Innovators

Selected innovators will receive support and grant funding to pilot their tech innovations in the Indian market alongside interested government partners, with the ultimate goal of wider commercial deployment of the technology to deliver sustainable impact. 

  • The challenge provides support throughout the market-entry and tech transfer process for both innovators and government partners, starting from identification of needs, through finding, evaluating and matching technologies, to field testing and beyond.

  • The program mitigates financial and operational risks associated with market entry for innovators and reduces adoption risks for government.

  • The challenge offers access to Indian Disaster Management Agencies that are addressing these needs and a pool of funding to support immediate piloting of matched solutions.

  • Be part of "Tech Investments for Good," a growing tech group that aims to respond to similar resilience challenges in other WBG projects.

Why India Needs Resilience Solutions

2%

GDP lost due to disasters


12%

central government’s revenue is lost due to disasters


$1T

invested in climate-smart and resilient infrastructure, and systems by 2025


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More About TechEmerge Resilience India

The World Bank Group (WBG) is partnering with CES to launch a global challenge for tech innovators interested in bringing their solutions to emerging markets to help states, cities and communities reduce — and build their resilience to — climate and disaster risks.

This global challenge aims to catalyze the adoption of innovative and disruptive technologies to leapfrog government efforts for disaster risk identification, risk reduction, disaster preparedness, response, recovery and overall resilience building.

Although India has made remarkable progress in saving lives through proactive disaster preparedness and risk reduction, India is also looking at building greater resilience of its communities and infrastructure to extreme events through the use of emerging technologies.
 

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