Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Cyient and India2022 coalition launch MedTechConnect

04 April 2019 | News

This innovative platform will bring together all medtech stakeholders to address India’s ‘last-mile challenge’ in healthcare, with the aim of touching millions of lives by 2022 and beyond.

This week saw the second annual gathering of leading business leaders, policy makers, academics and artists at the Xynteo Exchange/India2022 hosted at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai. The event saw inaugural address  by the Honourable Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C Vidyasagar Rao and keynote speech delivered by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman NITI Aayog.

India2022 is a purpose-driven global business coalition committed to creating a new model of growth in India by 2022, the 75th year of India’s independence. The event showcased a number of initiatives that are addressing systemic transformation in energy, waste, healthcare and mining. A series of workshops involving some of the brightest minds from a wide range of specialisms and sectors worked on accelerating current India2022 projects. Combined, these aim to achieve a vision for a more sustainable and inclusive growth in India.

Cyient and the India2022 coalition announced the launch of a new ecosystem platform, MedTechConnect. This innovative platform will bring together all medtech stakeholders to address India’s ‘last-mile challenge’ in healthcare, with the aim of touching millions of lives by 2022 and beyond. Currently, a large segment of India’s population does not have access to basic healthcare services, and nearly 80% of its medical technologies are imported. To combat this, MedTechConnect will work collaboratively with stakeholders to deliver disruptive medical technologies and catalyse innovative business models.

India is home to a thriving technology ecosystem, yet more than 80% of its medical technologies are imported. A large segment of the country’s population still does not have access to basic healthcare services. The mission of MedTechConnect platform is to bridge this gap by delivering disruptive medical technologies that create a step-change in healthcare delivery to every corner of the country, while catalyzing innovative business models to minimize the cost and maximize the reach of these technologies.

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