Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis(CAWACH)

News: A Bangalore-based startup has developed a mobile app named ‘Lyfas’ for detection and risk assessment of Covid-19-infected individuals.This application was developed with support from the CAWACH Initiative.


  • Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH): It is an initiative by the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board(NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology(DST).
  • Aim: To support innovations in the areas of diagnostics, devices, bioinformatics or any startup ideas that addresses various challenges faced by the country due to the severe impact of COVID-19.
  • Implementation: Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay has been selected for Implementation.

Additional Facts:

  • NSTEDB: It was established in 1982 under the Department of Science and Technology with an objective of promoting gainful self-employment amongst the Science and Technology(S&T) manpower in the country and to set up knowledge based and innovation driven enterprises.