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India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre (ISIC) Invites Application For Innovation Challenge 2020

Bengaluru, NFAPost: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has signed a pact with the India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre (ISIC) to jointly identify and nurture frugal innovations and make quality healthcare affordable and accessible for all.

This crucial collaboration with the Swedish ecosystem is aimed at building a strong crop of world-class biopharmaceuticals, medtech, diagnostics, nutraceuticals and other healthcare interventions in India, for India, and beyond.

The partnership which extends to ISIC Innovation Challenge 2020, is looking to drive sweeping changes in healthcare delivery system in India by providing an innovation platform for ‘continuum of care’, encompassing diagnostics, palliative care and therapeutic interventions.

Incubation space

The Innovation Challenge 2020 will identify, mentor and provide incubation space cum networking opportunities to healthcare solutions that are inherently scalable and adaptable in India and other geographies.

Commenting on the partnership, C-CAMP CEO and Director Dr Taslimarif Saiyed said healthcare is a universal issue and not restricted by boundaries.

“C-CAMP is working towards solving pressing healthcare problems in close collaboration with global partners. This MoU with the India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre is a step in that direction. We look forward to engaging with the Centre to foster disruptive innovations together,” said C-CAMP CEO and Director Dr Taslimarif Saiyed.

Expressing happiness over the partnership, Trade Commissioner of Sweden Anders Tofte said innovation and collaborations need a forward-looking culture.

Innovation system

“Our vision for ISIC is reflected completely by C-CAMP. Delighted to be teaming up with C-CAMP to provide a nurturing environment to ideas and create strong impact together,” said Trade Commissioner of Sweden Anders Tofte.

The overall goal of the partnership is to create an open, holistic innovation system for scalable solutions including facilitation of clinical research, a key aspect of commercialization.

By the agreement, C-CAMP and Indian Sweden Healthcare Innovation centre will leverage each other’s ecosystems to promote high-impact startups from the healthcare arena. In particular, startups will now be able to access the AIIMS Jodhpur incubation facilities and AIIMS Jodhpur labs for carrying out clinical research on their products for a smoother regulatory pathway. ISIC will also provide networking opportunities for gaining international traction.

The pact was spurred by ISIC partner Atal Innovation Mission which also supports C-CAMP as an Established Incubation Centre since 2017. ISIC has also invited application for Innovation Challenge 2020. Find application link below –

Life science innovation

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) is a Department of Biotechnology (DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India) supported initiative and a member of the Bangalore LifeScience Cluster (which includes NCBS and inStem). Bangalore is the leading hub of life sciences innovation in India and includes centers of academic excellence as well as headquarters of global healthcare companies.

India Sweden Healthcare Innovation CentreIndia-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre is a collaboration between AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Jodhpur and Business Sweden. The Innovation Centre aims to create an ecosystem of open innovation and is built under strategic guidance from Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Embassy of Sweden in India.

It also has a strong network of ecosystem partners – Invest India, AGNII, Startup India, and knowledge partners AstraZeneca, NASSCOM and VINNOVA. The Innovation Centre has recently launched its first healthcare innovation challenge to collaborate with partners on the Innovation Centre platform to help solve some of the problems in the healthcare delivery landscape of India.

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