StartUp India invites applications for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Challenge

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Meet the 14 winners of the India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre

The India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre is a tripartite collaboration between the Swedish Trade Commissioner’s Office, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS Delhi) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur (AIIMS Jodhpur). It includes collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ICMR, AstraZeneca, Startup India, AGNIi, Invest India, Atal Innovation Mission and Nasscom. The India-Sweden Innovation Centre acts as a growth catalyst for startups through cross country mentorship, networking and funding access and by enabling international expansion.


During this year, the pandemic of Covid-19 has disrupted healthcare delivery in India and across the globe. Healthcare systems worldwide are presently under tremendous pressure as they are coping up with the pandemic. Patient behaviour towards servicing their healthcare needs is also changing rapidly and this will compel healthcare providers to adopt new ways of working and develop innovative solutions in order to sustain healthcare delivery.

Thus, Startup India and the India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre have launched a program to solve these healthcare challenges for creating greater impact across the country and beyond.



This Innovation Challenge is open to startups, students, individuals, entrepreneurs and SMEs who are solving healthcare challenges in India through innovative technologies and business models. The solutions must be affordable, accessible, scalable, frugal; also innovative and unique.


There are 8 problem statements.


1. Real-World Data for patient outcomes where the StartUp will create solutions to use the Real-World Data for patient outcome analysis.

2. Data/Outcome backed Decision support systems with an emphasis on patient data security. The product must also use prospective/retrospective systematic health records to develop predictive algorithms based on pattern recognition

3. Tele-medicine/Teleconsultation that works in low/poor bandwidth to enable remote diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients.


4. Education of Health Care Professionals which are scalable, technologically enabled and efficient.

5. Awareness and disease self-management to increase awareness on signs/symptoms, disease self- management, counselling and guidance.

6. Diagnosis through a point of care/wearable devices.


7. Clinical decision-making to enable remote monitoring of patients, driving referrals and monitor treatment adherence in patients.

8. Assistive technologies in Post-Operative monitoring to improve the efficiency of doctors in Post Intervention/ Post-Operative monitoring of patients.



The program does not have any fiscal incentives. But there are other benefits of enrolling in the program. You will be able to scale up rapidly as you will get hospitals as a test-bed for pilot projects. There will mentors with rich and diverse experience such as AIIMS Jodhpur, AIIMS Delhi, AstraZeneca and Business Sweden, who work closely with the start-ups to support them in their growth by sharing their valuable knowledge, and by connecting them with opportunities in the industry

Startup India will fuel international expansion and collaboration by acting as a gateway to connect to the international markets through a wide network of partners. There will also be high-level visibility to showcase your innovation to distinguished industry leaders, policymakers and healthcare providers through conferences. Startup India will further connect you to the investors to showcase your innovations and attract investments.

You will also get incubation space at AIIMS Jodhpur to co-create and refine the solution along with access to use lab equipment. Also, access to satellite incubation space in Bangalore is also available. This incubation facility will be provided for 12 months and will be re-evaluated closure to the end of tenure.



The program only started on August 11. The last date to apply is 27 September and results will be out on 30th October.


You can apply here.