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RiffStream#Bangalore Programme

RiffStream#Bangalore - MedTech and Medical Devices: Catalysing UK-India collaborations to address India’s growing low-cost medical devices markets


RiffStream#Bangalore was successfully organised by the HealthTech & Medicines Knowledge Transfer Network (Health KTN) in partnership with the Information & Communications Technology Knowledge Transfer Network (ICTKTN), TSB, the UK Science & Innovation Network (UK-SIN) and AcceleratorIndia. 

Curated by Dr Uday Phadke, this event in Bangalore used the RiffStream# methodology to explore new ways of facilitating collaboration across sectors, technologies and investors, to generate new projects and partnerships in the Medical Devices and MedTech sectors.

Date, Time and Venue:

Date: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Time: 09:00 to 20:00

Venue: The (Taj) Gateway Hotel, Residency Road, Bangalore, India


Time Agenda
09:00 - 10:00

Registration, Coffee & Networking

10:00 - 12:30

Welcome by Sunil Kumar, Senior Adviser, Science and Innovation Network, India

Overview of RiffStream# by Dr Uday Phadke, Exec Chairman, AcceleratorIndia

Overview of HealthTech and Medicines Knowledge Transfer Network (Health KTN) in the UK, Sue Dunkerton, Co-Director, Health KTN, Technology Strategy Board, UK

Perspectives, Challenges & Opportunities in MedTech and Medical Devices in India:

  • Developing affordable medical solutions for unmet clinical needs in developing markets: Jayant Karve, Inventor and Program Manager, AIIMS-BCIL Collaborative Project - Funded by Wellcome Trust
  • Delivering innovative and affordable Healthcare products and services for Secondary and Tertiary health - Dr B.V. Ravikumar, Xcyton Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.
  • 'Told you I was Ill' : exploring the impact of Med Tech but reinforcing the importance of remembering that this is a 'patient centric' universe - Dr Ramaswami Ramanan, MD FRCS MBA, Director, Innovative Solutions in Informatics (ISIS) Ltd.
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch & Networking

13:30 - 15:30

Perspectives, Challenges & Opportunities in MedTech and Medical Devices in India:

  • VC Fundraising Perspective on Medical Devices - Soumitra Sharma, IDG Ventures India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Company presentation Session - 1.

Participating UK companies are:

  • CellSonic - Medical equipment for wound healing, orthopaedic, urology and surgery including hand held lithotripter
  • Eulysis - Single Vial delivery of pharma products such as vaccines
  • Gamlen - Bench top computer controlled tablet press
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee & Networking

16:00 - 18:00

Company presentation Session - 2.

Participating UK companies are:

  • Zilico - Next generation diagnostics for cervical disease
  • Polyphotonix - Low cost solution for the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR).
  • Vivo Innovation - Smart medical devices

Concluding remarks and next actions by Dr Uday Phadke, Exec Chairman, AcceleratorIndia

18:00 - 19:00


19:00 onwards

Dinner (all RiffStream# participants)

07 Feb 2013