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Reckitt & TiE Delhi-NCR announce the 3 winners of Reckitt InGen Challenge

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Reckitt, a leading global consumer health and hygiene company, today announced the winners of the ‘The Reckitt inGen challenge’ in partnership with global entrepreneurship organisation, TiE Delhi-NCR. Three innovators were recognised for targeted hygiene solutions based on a competitive evaluation process.

Last year, Reckitt with its initiative ‘inGen’ invited applications from the next generation of Indian innovators to showcase their solutions for targeted hygiene needs. From the numerous applications received, 14 start-ups were shortlisted, who got an opportunity for deep domain and business mentorship by experts from both Reckitt & TiE.

After a rigorous process and a jury round, top 3 innovators were selected from the shortlisted applications. The winners have gone ahead to win cash rewards (1st Prize – Rs.5 lakhs, 2nd Prize – Rs.3 lakhs, 3rd Prize – Rs.2 lakh), an opportunity to explore partnership with Reckitt & complimentary membership of TiE Delhi-NCR.

Commenting on the occasion, Kapil Pillai, Regional Marketing Director, South Asia – Hygiene, Reckitt, said, “With the Reckitt inGen Challenge, we reinforced our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment a right, and not a privilege. The initiative provided us with an opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs and innovators in the health and hygiene space. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners of the ‘inGen Challenge’.”

“The global pandemic has brought in a much-needed focus on hygiene products and services. The Reckitt ‘InGen Challenge’ saw excellent innovations in the areas of disinfection, cleaning, and pest control as well as in cleaner air and water. We congratulate the 3 Indian innovators who have created products that are aimed at creating a cleaner and healthier planet for the future generations”, said Dr. Skand Saksena, R&D Director, South Asia – Hygiene, Reckitt.

Geetika DayalExecutive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, added, “With its unwavering and deep commitment to the cause of entrepreneurship, TiE Delhi-NCR has been delighted to support Reckitt’s initiative in this direction.  Reckitt has brought to the table immense expertise along with product and market knowledge in the field of health and hygiene. TiE Delhi-NCR has been pivotal in scouting talent, mentoring and preparing these innovative startups for future success. We wish the very best to the winners and hope to continue being a partner in their entrepreneurial journey.”

PrizeStartup NameExpertise
First Dr Sonal Dhabekar,
Founder,  Oeco Healthcare Private Limited              
Ecofriendly herbal range of mosquito control products for global life-threatening mosquito borne diseases which is need of hour. They provide solutions for control across all life stages of a mosquito: egg, larva, pupa and adult mosquitoes.
SecondDivya Rathod     
Founder, SilveryNanos Innovations LLP
SilveryNanos brings Hapito which is a nanotechnology-based solution which helps in keeping surfaces clean and inhibition of germs on toilet surfaces for a very long period of time (upto 3months).
ThirdYash Jain             
Founder, Sicora Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Sicora Technologies Pvt. Ltd.                                       Sicora Technology is built on the mission to provide bio-security from Bacteria, Viruses and Germs for 30 days via surface contact (fomites).
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