Global Sanitation Center of Excellence (GSCOE) was established in Jan 2022 at Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad (TECHIN). GSCOE is a center for collaborative and sustainable innovation, incubation, scaling manufacturing, skill development, training showcase and deployment of Sanitation solutions. Technologies that provide reduction in pollutants and pathogens, reduction in use of vital resources and energy, improvement and efficiency in recovery of nutrients, energy, creation of products and bi-products that can benefit the society and also provide livelihood, safe and clean sanitation would be the primary focus of the center.
We are conducting SAMASTHA 2.0 as the second Workshop cum pitch of Global Sanitation Center of Excellence (GSCOE). SAMASTHA 2.0 will be an online workshop cum pitch event spread over June to July 2022. The problem statements will be based on Theme: Toilet – maintenance, cleaning, management and in-situ treatment and details are in the guidelines document. This is not only a standalone event and participants have to think of actually going on to make a product and deliver it to market, post the event in the incubation phase. The event being online, the hardware challenges would require the design, the drawings and simulations to be demonstrated. The selected teams after this event will be incubated by us and will get the opportunity to build their prototype, field test, mentored, assess the business viability and eventually deploy the products with innovation grant upto ₹10L. This has to be achieved in a short time span such that we can make a difference to humanity by creating a clean and safe environment.