Mumbai September 23 2016: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched the first edition of the Medical Electronics Innovation Summit 2016 at IIT Powai, yesterday, attended by medical directors, key decision makers, medical information officers, technology specialists, researchers etc from the healthcare sector.
The Summit was inaugurated by Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, with Minister of State MeitY) P. P. Chaudhary and Minister for Health, Government of Andhra Pradesh Kamineni Srinivas in attendance. Also present were dignitaries Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, MeitY), . Omkar Rai, Director-General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Sivan Menon, Chief Technology Officer, GE Digital , Rajendra Patankar, M. D. and Chief Operating Officer, Nanavati Hospital and Sulabha Ranade Director, SAMEER.
A highlight of the summit was signing of an MOU Signing between SAMEER (Society for Applied, Electronics Engineering & Research) and the Government of Andhra Pradesh, on conducting joint and comprehensive assessment of health technologies starting with Dual Energy Linear Accelerator for cancer care development. (SAMEER is a research and development laboratory of the MEITy,. mandated to contribute towards the growth of science and Technology of RF/Microwave electronics, Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibilty (EMI/EMC) and allied areas through intensive research, design, development and industrial applications. )
Against the background of India’s medical electronics market growing to $11.7 billion by 2017, the summit witnessed a panel discussion on the scope of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the healthcare sector, especially with opening up of 100% FDI for manufacturing of Medical devices in India last year.
Highlight of the day was a very interesting panel discussion on creating integrated healthcare model, wherein the key speakers spoke about integrating the entire eco-system of healthcare models in such a way so as to benefit the patients to get easier access to healthcare services, diagnosis, insurance claims etc.
|The Conference also presented 5 start-up companies from the healthcare sector pitching in their idea to a 3-member jury panel which comprising of Aditya Nataraja, Manager, IIT Patna Incubation Center, Prof. Milind Atre, SINE, IIT Bombay and Neel Bhatia, Director – Innovation and IP Ecosystem Development, Intel Technology India.