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Dr Harsh Vardhan Chaired “Health Talks”, Annual Conference under Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week

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Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs the India Sweden Healthcare Innovation CentreAs a part of 13th Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2020, on December 2, 2020, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) chaired the inaugural session of “Health Talks”, an annual conference of the India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre.

  • During the conference it was announced that the Innovation Centre is also in the process of setting up a Centre of Excellence at AIIMS Jodhpur on Cancer Care to help patients to better understand and manage their disease.

About 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) for developing innovative solutions for healthcare problems in India.

  • It is a part of MOU of Health between India and Sweden and works under strategic guidance from Government of India’s MoHFW, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Embassy of Sweden in India.

About Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week:

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week was instituted in the memory of Swedish inventor and philanthropist Alfred Nobel and celebrates his biggest contributions viz. innovations, entrepreneurship and creativity.

Other events of Week 2020:

–An event, titled “SHE STEM: Women Leading the Way”, is being organised in partnership with the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). It focuses on the importance of encouraging girls and young women to study science.

–The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz (SINMQ) 2020 will also be organized by the Embassy of Sweden and the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The winner will get Rs 1 Lakh along with a diploma.

–There will be a CEO Forum – a virtual interaction between Swedish Trade Minister Anna Hallberg and the 200 plus Swedish companies where the Minister would give her outlook on the global trade and investment scenario amid COVID-19.

Announcement of Winners of 1st Innovation Challenge of the Centre

The India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre announced the 14 winning healthtech solutions which are aimed at improving the healthcare ecosystem in the country under Innovation Challenge.

  • Winners: Dr Aakash Kohli from AIIMS Jodhpur, Delhi-based Aarogya AI innovations, Chennai-based Adiuvo Diagnostics, Dr Amit Goyal from AIIMS Jodhpur, Dr Bharat Choudhary from AIIMS Jodhpur, Bengaluru-based Biofi Medical Healthcare India, Kundapura-based Blackfrog Technologies, Bengaluru-based Dozee, Dr Gautam Ram Choudhary from AIIMS Jodhpur, Bengaluru-based Janitri Innovations, Pune-based Jeevtronics, Singapore-based Qritive, Mumbai-based Qure.ai Technologies, and Sweden-based ThermaiScan Technology AB as the winners of the innovation challenge.

The winning start-ups will now work with the India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre platform which will provide them access to cross-country mentorship, guidance on funding among others.

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Static GK:
Ambassador of Sweden to India– Klas Molin
Ambassador Designate of India to Sweden & Latvia– Tanmaya Lal
Minister of State (MoS) MoHFW– Ashwini Kumar Choubey

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