BIRAC has partnered with Nesta to create a separate pool of India fund which would provide SEED funds to Indian innovators through Discovery Awards. Discovery Awards are small seed grants to help teams and individuals further develop their ideas for the main Longitude Prize Challenge. Through this partnership BIRAC would be able to spread the message of Longitude Prize to a large network, towards creating a pipeline of innovators for the Longitude Prize, in the area of Antimicrobial Resistance. Nesta had announced a call soliciting proposals under the Discovery awards. After screening, five each from the UK and India and two from the US were selected and received a grant of up to £25,000 to be used in developing ideas and overcoming technical challenges faced during working on submissions for the main Longitude Prize Challenge. Under the ambit of BIRAC-Nesta partnership, BIRAC is funding the 5 Indian teams to take their innovations forward.