March17, 2023: Siemens Healthineers has annouced a Startup Accelerator Programmeme in partnership with the Nasscom Center of Excellence for nurturing innovation towards advancing healthcare in India.
Healthcare startups will greatly benefit by leveraging the technical and business mentorship opportunities offered .
The accelerator programme will focus on six major domains: access to care, networked care & digitally enabled services, radiology imaging, In-vitro diagnostics, advanced image guided therapy to improve care in cardiology, neurology, oncology, and infectious diseases. Siemens Healthineers in India will engage with the startup ecosystem and selected startups will have the opportunity to collaborate with Siemens Healthineers businesses to get access to global markets and access to Siemens Healthineers software platforms, equipment, and data based on the requirement of the collaboration.
Startups that are part of the programme will have the opportunity to participate in demo days organized by Siemens Healthineers and nasscom CoE at a global level.
Siemens Healthineers, as part of the accelerator programme has partnered with startups, Tagbox and Imaginate, in complementary areas to optimize healthcare delivery and explore immersive technologies for marketing, training, and education. Tagbox's supply chain optimization technology will help reduce the cost of healthcare delivery by improving productivity across service operations and minimizing losses due to broken supply chains. Imaginate, a virtual and augmented reality enterprise, aims to leverage AR, VR amd MR technologies to provide impactful training and support for heavy equipment processes in various sectors, including Lifesciences and Healthcare.
Says Peter Schardt, Chief Technology Officer, Siemens Healthineers: "Siemens Healthineers had always been a frontrunner when it comes to innovation and healthcare advancement. We are proud to continue our strong partnership with nasscom CoE to accelerate technology adoption in startups and push the boundaries of innovation for everyone, everywhere." Peter Schardt, who is on a short visit to India, added that this partnership opens the doors to host of opportunities for startups aligned with our strategy, predominantly in the healthcare and technology sector.
Adds Debjani Ghosh, President, Nasscom:“One of the most tangible impacts of digital healthcare innovations, especially critical for a country like India, is the democratisation of healthcare. However, as the ecosystem grows and expands, support systems such as accelerator and incubators become pivotal for tech start-ups to leapfrog from labs to commercialization of ideas. Focused efforts such as this will not only drive compounding results for the sector, but will provide the much needed confidence boost to the tech startup ecosystem to innovate for impact.“
Adds Dileep Mangsuli, Head of Siemens Healthineers Development Centre: “Promoting startups is key to driving innovation, and India's strategic significance in global technology expansion cannot be overstated. Our commitment to India is unwavering, and by combining innovation, education, healthcare, and talent, we aim to strengthen the country's healthcare infrastructure, ensuring that the right treatment is delivered to everyone, everywhere. Together, we strive to make healthcare more efficient, sustainable, and humane. ”