Women Centric Challenges


The central role of women in society, throughout history, has ensured the progress, stability, and long-term development of nations. Today woman make up ~48% of the total population of the largest democracy in the world. With India proudly marching forward into the 'Amrit Kaal', the Indian nari has emerged as the foundation of new India. Innovation in women well-being is the key for India to surge ahead. These innovations will lead to women’s empowerment, ensuring freedom and resources for women to build confidence and act in their own interests and that of the society.

Due to the combined efforts of good governance, policy intervention and startups, India has come a long way in the global innovation index from 81st spot in 2015 to the 40th spot in 2022, but for India to aim to get into top 25, applied research and Innovations towards Women empowerment is vital. Empowered women have independence, equal opportunities, and the ability to make strategic choices in all areas of their lives.

ANIC’s carefully curated Women Centric Challenges are in line with honourable Prime Minister’s to enable women and girls live up to their fullest potential.

Keeping in mind that “a woman is an architect of society”, ANIC’s Woman Focused challenges address the major challenges faced by woman from all spheres of life. These include:

Driving women hygiene through innovation

  • Sustainable compostable sanitary napkins.
  • Detection and recovery for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
  • Innovative toilet concept for women travelling long distances

Innovations to improve women’s safety

  • Development of an improved lifesaving application
  • Safety Gadgets
  • Exploring technology safety (countering online abuse etc.)

Professional networking opportunities for women

Innovations that make working mothers’ life better

Easing the life of Rural Women

  • Innovation to ease the rural women’s burden of water collection.
  • Innovations that harness naturally available resources to improve the standard of living of rural women.

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