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REME-DIY
REmote Monitoring, Evaluation, Diagnostics, Intervention, AnalYtics in Healthcare
Disrupting Healthcare - From Traditional Health Institutions to Pervasive Healthcare

An extension of EMPI's Mission Innovative India

Prize Grant & Funding Options in Excess of $10 Million

Context

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought the structure and process of healthcare systems into focus with healthcare institutions being perceived as hot zones of Infection. Suddenly, healthcare providers are facing a disruptive moment where the traditional basis of healthcare institutions are being found inadequate to deal with the crisis brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic where patient safety, as well as the occupational safety of the healthcare, are both at risk.  This situation has forced everyone to radically transform through an innovative approach from being the omnibus health provider where the patient was always coming to the hospital, to the one that reaches out proactively to patients in their habitats irrespective of whether a person is on the move or at home/ office. Fortunately, technologies have now developed that can bring about pervasive healthcare into homes and communities directly with ‘Do-it-yourself’ (DIY) features. These technologies like IOT, wearables, 4G/5G data transmission, deep tech and robotics have reached a certain maturity level where they can be designed, developed, adapted and manufactured at scale to augment healthcare-seeking and delivery mechanisms to meet the changing needs and expectations. Further, if developed at low-cost devices that are ruggedized for India and developing country contexts, they offer huge potential for scale wherein healthcare access drastically increases and it becomes Pervasive, Personalized and Less Capital Intensive. Doctors and healthcare institutions, supported by technology can increase their reach enormously with the appropriate underpinning of innovative business models making ‘healthcare for all’ a reality and a win-win situation for different stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem.

While the developments in the field of telemedicine as well as the related useful devices have got dramatically accelerated in response to addressing the challenges posed by the Covid 19 Pandemic, it has become very difficult for the end users to keep track of the available devices suitable to their needs. To address this problem, a registry is being created by DHIndia for all the devices in the Telehealth ecosystem which are aimed to serve as the one stop solution for organisations / individuals to help them find the appropriate devices that would match their needs. The registrants for the REME-DIY Challenge will be considered for evaluation in the registry at no cost to them.

Context

Challenge

This challenge aims to find out and nurture software / hardware / business model based innovative solutions that can disrupt remote monitoring, evaluation, diagnostics, intervention &analytics in the healthcare sector including adaptations of existing technologies/solutions operating in Hospitals and Traditional Health Institutions, thereby transforming healthcare from traditional health institutions to pervasive healthcare.

Challenge

Attractions

Prize Grant

Prize grant to convert ideas, proof of concept, prototypes, hardware/software solutions, business models into viable businesses by incubating (physically/virtually) at AIC-EMPI.

Acceleration & Growth

Acceleration & Growth for Started-ups & MSMEs with Funding Options in Excess of $10 Million.

Internship

2 months (physical/virtual) internship for runners-upwith AIC – EMPI to explore improvement and possibilities of registering as incubatees

Mentoring

Opportunity for select winners to be mentored by cross-disciplinary top professionals – doctors, technologists, IT & business experts

International Market

To enable and facilitate soft landing in different international markets through licensing, technology transfer, JVs etc.

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Advanced Designing, Prototyping & TRL Enhancement

State of the art advanced support labs to transform an idea across all technology readiness levels for manufacturing and go to market.

Validation & IP Protection

Enabling IP protection, facilitating regulatory approvals and clinical trials nationally and internationally for go-to-market

Manufacturing tie-ups

Enabling technology maturity and facilitating tie-ups with industry

Financial Support

Arranging financial support for appropriate stage based funding

Recognition

Widespread promotion through multi-media platforms to all stakeholders

Participation

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Who can participate
  • Students (Technology / Medicine / Pharma / Others)
  • Startups (Should be a registered entity)
  • Innovators
  • Entrepreneurs (Includes MSMEs)
  • Institutions (Educational / R&D Institutions, Hospitals, Labs, Clinics, NGOs etc.)
  • Med-Tech Organizations
  • Corporates
Terms
  • Participation can be made as Individuals
  • Participation can be made as a Team with a maximum of 4 members
  • An Individual / Team may submit more than one entry
  • Decision of Jury is final and binding on all participants
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Solution Guidelines

Solutions could be an idea with proof of concept, hardware or/and software, small operational hardware kits, embedded solutions, online monitoring tools, remote monitoring of patients, smart phone attachment devices, interoperability amongst different medical platforms and devices, AI stacks for data aggregation, or for preliminary diagnosis and/or business models to support the same.

Solutions can be built upon adaptations of existing technologies/ideas/innovation operating in Hospitals and Traditional Health Institutions.

Solutions should cover capabilities in terms of import substitution, scalability, market reach, cost, ease of use and capability to address health situations of importance to Indian, developing countries and rural / remote contexts.

  • Should be able to significantly reduce the hospital/Clinic/Lab visits of the patients
  • Should have emphasis on low cost, ruggedization, ease of use and scalability of production, local solution
  • Should be able to help in taking advice remotely from doctors or care providers
  • Should be able to let patients carry out small diagnostic tests remotely either themselves or with minimal guidance
  • Should help doctors in assessing the medical condition, with access to daily data and other needed important information related to the patient, for coming to a diagnosis of the patient's condition
  • Can help in carrying out basic investigations like urine, blood, saliva tests etc. through commonly available devices or specially designed devices, which should be both cost effective and easy to use
  • The Device or Software should not impact the health of the patient in any way and should not cause harm to them
  • In case of abnormal findings or events, it should trigger an alarm and help the doctor in assessing the urgency, so that a Quick Response Team (QRT) could provide help during the emergency
  • Any other AI/ML/ Hardware based approach relevant to the objective
  • Remote intervention with Primary Health assistance for time critical procedures including Robotic and guided instrumentation
 Solution Guidelines
 Solution Guidelines

Selection Process

1

Registration

Register for the Grand Challenge to get updates

2

Submission

Registered participants make a detailed submission of their solutions

3

Online Interactive Demo

Participants present their solutions to a jury

4

Result Declaration

Announcement of award winners

Mentor / Jury

N. Vittal

N. Vittal, IAS (Retd.)

Patron Chairman, EMPI
Fmr. Central Vigilance Commissioner,
Secretary, Dept. of Electronics,
Chairman, Telecom Commission,
Govt. of India

N. Vittal, IAS (Retd.)

Padma Bhushan,
Chairman, Organizing Committee

M. S. Valiathan

Prof. M.S. Valiathan

National Research Professor, Manipal University,
School Life Sciences

Prof. M.S. Valiathan

Padma Vibhushan,
Chairman, Jury

indu bhushan

Dr. Indu Bhushan

CEO,
Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and National Health Authority (NHA),
Govt. of India

Dr. Indu Bhushan

CEO, Ayushman Bharat
Eminent Advisor

 Praveen Gedam

Dr. Praveen Gedam

Additional CEO,
Ayushman Bharat (PMJAY) and National Health Authority (NHA),
Govt. of India

Dr. Praveen Gedam, IAS

Additional CEO, Ayushman Bharat

Arvind Lal

(Hony.) Brig. Dr. Arvind Lal

Executive Chairman,
Dr. Lal PathLabs Ltd

(Hony.) Brig. Dr. Arvind Lal

Padma Shri,
Exec. Chairman
Dr. Lal PathLabs Ltd

Vijay Agarwal

Dr. Vijay Agarwal

President,
Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisation

Dr. Vijay Agarwal

President, CAHO

ChingYao Huang

Prof. ChingYao Huang

Director,
Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy,
NCTU, Hsinchu Science Park

Chairman, Asia-Pacific Accelerator Network

Prof. ChingYao Huang

Director, Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, NCTU
Taiwan

R Admiral V.K. Singh

R Admiral V.K. Singh, VSM (Retd.)

VSM (Retd.)
Managing Director,
InnovatioCuris

R Admiral V.K. Singh, VSM (Retd.)

Managing Director, InnovatioCuris

Mr. Vijayasimha

Mr. Vijay Simha

Partner,
Health Tech Practice - Vita Pathfinders.
Advisory board member -
Lemelson Foundation & BIRAC

Mr. Vijay Simha

Partner,
Health Tech Practice- Vita Pathfinders

Gershu Paul

Dr. Gershu Paul

CEO,
Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals,
Myanmar

Dr. Gershu Paul

CEO, Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals,
Myanmar

Venkatraman

Prof. A Venkatraman

Professor,
Faculty of Management Studies,
Delhi University

Prof. A Venkatraman

Professor,
Faculty of Management Studies,
Delhi University

Dr. Madhav Rao

Dr. Madhav Rao

Associate Professor,
IIIT – Bangalore

Dr. Madhav Rao

Associate Professor
IIIT – Bangalore

Dr. Ian clarke

Dr. Ian Clarke

Chairman,
International Medical Group, Uganda

Dr. Ian Clarke

Chairman,
International Medical Group,
Uganda

Chandrashekar Iyer

Chandrashekar Iyer

Managing Director,
Meghraj Capital,
India

Chandrashekar Iyer

Managing Director,
Meghraj Capital,
India

Alan Murray

Prof. Alan Murray

Professor (Cardiovascular Physics),
Newcastle University,
United Kingdom

Prof. Alan Murray

Professor (Cardiovascular Physics),
Newcastle University,
United Kingdom

Sushanto Mitra

Sushanto Mitra

Founder & CEO
Lead Angels

Sushanto Mitra

Founder & CEO
Lead Angels

Laxmi T. Rao

Prof. (Dr.) Laxmi T. Rao

Academician & Scientist; Professor, NIMHANS, An Institute of National Importance

Prof. (Dr.) Laxmi T. Rao

Academician & Scientist; Professor, NIMHANS, An Institute of National Importance

Dr. Ruchi Dass

Dr. Ruchi Dass

Managing Director at HealthCursor Consulting Group

Dr. Ruchi Dass

Managing Director at HealthCursor Consulting Group

Convenors

Pankaj Saran

Mr. Pankaj Saran

President, EMPI Group of Institutions,
Director, AIC-EMPI

Mr. Pankaj Saran

President, EMPI Group of Institutions,
Director, AIC-EMPI

Vinod Midha

Mr. Vinod Midha

CEO, AIC-EMPI Incubation Foundation
Fmr Exec. Director, BHEL

Mr. Vinod Midha

CEO, AIC-EMPI Incubation Foundation
Fmr Exec. Director, BHEL

Uma Nambiar

Dr. Uma Nambiar

Chairperson, DHIndia Association
Exec. Director, Gimcare Hospital

Dr. Uma Nambiar

Chairperson, DHIndia Association
Exec. Director, Gimcare Hospital

EMPI's Mission Innovative India

Launched by President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2005

2621

Participating Organizations

243

Innovation Scouts

72

Sector Evaluators & Jury

52

Winners

* Data is of EMPI Indian Innovation Awards

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About Us

EMPI Business School Group, New Delhi was established in 1995, by a group of nation builders who have been highly committed and successful professionals and academicians in their own respective domains. EMPI's guiding philosophy of 'Innovating Futures' is the basis for its institutional ethos, wherein Innovation is achieved, not only through academic study and research at its B-School, but also by incubating and spinning off various initiatives and entities that impact the future. These initiatives are emergent from the dynamic inter-play of Technology, Academia, Public Policy and Civil Society, leading to the birth of a series of 'Firsts' in the country. EMPI has also developed a reputation for innovative international initiatives and for advocating innovations in national policy and governance.

EMPI's Mission Innovative India

Innovation Awards- EMPI's 'Mission Innovative India' was launched by the President of India, H.E. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in the year 2005. It included the pioneering, EMPI Indian Innovation awards series to identify and recognize organizational innovations across corporates, non-corporates, network of organizations and the government on one platform. The Indian Express Group joined in the awards in 2006 and the Boston Consulting Group joined as the Research Partner and Process Validator. Prominent awardees included the Pulse Polio Campaign, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India; NarayanaHrudayalaya; LV Prasad Eye Institute; Tata Consultancy Services; Communitization Initiative, Govt. of Nagaland, SPIC-MACAY, Genpact, Tata Motors, Mother Dairy amongst others.

ifutures - EMPI has recently launched India's first futurization platform ifutures, in line with EMPI's credo of Innovating Futures philosophy. The inter-disciplinary platform aims to understand, adapt, create and prepare for disruptive innovation and its exponential impact on society.

Innovation City - EMPI has, for the first time in India, conceived, incubated and is now implementing India's first innovation cities, in Gujarat and in Bangalore. The two projects integrate High-Tech Industry, Academia and a world-class Community and are joined in by the State Governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh with International collaborations with Korea and Taiwan. EMPI has incubated the projects through separate entities and is leading the Education, Skills, R&D and Incubation initiatives. EMPI Innovations Park and AP Govt. co-promoted, Andhra Pradesh Aerospace &Defence, Electronics Park is located 50 minutes from the Bangalore airport.

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Unique incubation facility set up by the Atal Incubation Mission, NitiAayog in collaboration EMPI that works simultaneously with multiple stakeholders, to build intelligent ecosystems around entrepreneurs to create scalable and marketable high impact projects, products and solutions across diverse sectors. Apart from incubating teams of entrepreneurs, it aims to work with Government, industry and NGOs in incubating programs, projects and solutions that shall address high Impact problems through venturing. The focus areas are New Mobility, Energy, Health, Agri, Ed Tech. AIC –EMPI has deep international collaborations with Energy Lab, Australia and the Taiwan tech Arena based in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan amongst others.

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DHIndia Association (also known as Digital Health India Association) is registered with Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India as a Section 8 company, under the Companies Act, 2013.

The vision of DHindia Association is to enable best of health and care to individuals and populations through optimal implementation of effective digitization in healthcare. It was founded with a mission to advise National and State Governments on policy decisions of strategic and tactical interests, help adoption of national EHR standards, design pragmatic regulatory frameworks, create collaborative platforms for academia-industry partnerships, power workforce development for on-the-ground implementations and promote cross-disciplinary education and research in the area of Digital Health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, there is no registration fee.

You may participate as an individual or as a team, with a maximum of 4 members

There are no restrictions on the number of entries from an Individual / Team. However, each entry has to be distinctly different from the other and should relate to healthcare.

No. Participation is open to all

However, winners will have to register as incubatee at AIC – EMPI to avail the prize grant

Entry should be related to the healthcare industry

Please write to aic-empi@empi.ac.in or call on (+91) 7895830716

SEED / VC / Growth funding opportunities through our funding partners

General Terms and Conditions for the Participants
  • All the entries submitted for the REME-DIY Challenge should be accompanied with all the required details.
  • Any registration containing wrong, dubious, or incomplete information shall not be taken into account and shall disqualify the participant and/or the participating team.
  • By registering, the participant accepts to be contacted through emails sent by Organizer during his/her participation in the challenge. He/she also accepts to be contacted by phone, if he/she is part of the preselected participants or the winners.
  • The participant agrees to indemnify and hold the organiser and their respective affiliate companies, directors, employees, agents and partners (“organiser’s associates”) harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the organiser’s associates due to or arising out of the use of Idea/s or additional materials and/or in connection with participation in or winning the challenge.
  • The decision of the organiser will be final and Participant acknowledge unequivocally that Participant waive any right to challenge or dispute the decision (any decision) of the Organiser.
  • Participant expressly waives any right which may arise by virtue of participation in the Challenge or otherwise, against the Organiser to claim any cost or damages, including the right to claim for indemnity.
  • By uploading Deliverables onto the site, Participant are obliged to comply with statutory and regulatory provisions in force. They are consequently responsible for ensuring that the storage and distribution of Deliverables through the Challenge Website does not constitute:
    • An infringement of third-party intellectual property rights
    • An infringement of personality rights (including use of image or name, defamation, insults and abuse, the right to privacy, etc.)
    • An infringement of accepted standards of behaviour or public order (including condoning crimes against humanity, inciting racial hatred, child pornography, etc.). Without prejudice to other rights held by the Organiser, a breach in the foregoing will result in the Deliverables being withdrawn and the Participant's accounts being closed with no prior notice. Furthermore, Participants are personally liable for any criminal offences specific to contentious content (prison sentences and fines) besides their liability for any compensation.

Intellectual Property Rights

Definitions : Participant/Team hereinafter referred to as a Party

Intellectual Property: refer to any patents, utility certificates, drawings, models, copyright, brands, database producer rights and any other intellectual or industrial property rights whatsoever.

Existing Rights: refer to any Intellectual Property Rights and the know-how held by one of the parties before the start date of the Challenge.

Own Rights: refer to any Intellectual Property Rights or know-how developed or acquired by a party after the start date of the Challenge without the practical assistance of another Party, whether or not as part of the Challenge.

Results: refer to any Intellectual Property Rights or know-how developed or Participant/Team hereinafter referred to as a Party acquired by a party after the start date of the Challenge without the practical assistance of another Party, whether or not as part of the Challenge.

The Existing Rights and Own Rights remain the exclusive property of the party in possession of them. Furthermore, the latter alone shall decide to protect its own knowhow or otherwise, and to file or protect or defend any of its Own Rights or Existing Rights. Unless otherwise agreed by the Participant and Organisers, ownership of the Results reverts to the Participant.

For the Deliverables and Results, each Participant grants the Organisers the following rights free of charge:

  • Industrial property rights and author's property rights, including the right to reproduce (wholly or in part), display (wholly or in part), analyse, adapt, modify, disseminate, translate and use these materials, and
  • The right to permit someone else to exercise all or some of these rights, these applying worldwide, for the period for which the document, submissions and Deliverables are protected, by any means whatsoever, in all existing or future forms, on any media and for the following purposes:

Participants expressly undertake not to misuse any legally recognised rights they may hold and any such misuse will entitle the Organisers and partners to disqualify the Participant concerned. Participants undertake to act in a way intended to also meet the Organisers' requirements.

Participants guarantee undisturbed use of the documents, submissions and Deliverables and the rights herein granted against any interference, claims over possession or any other challenge throughout the duration of the challenge and while intellectual property rights are in force.

In this regard, Participants guarantee the Partner Company that none of the documents, submissions and deliverables, tools and other creations provided or used by participants in respect of the challenge constitutes an infringement of any component, work or creation belonging to a third party, or is the result of unfair competition, parasitic competition (passing off) or any other infringement of third party rights. Participants hold the Partner Company harmless from all third party action on any grounds whatsoever including relating to the use of their image or any creation or any other protected element.

All Participants in the Challenge undertake to obtain all necessary permission from persons having participated in any way whatsoever in production of the Deliverables and likely to hold any rights whatsoever over the Deliverables.

The Organisers cannot be held liable for any infringement of the above provisions by Participants Participant’s Representation and Warranty:

  • The Participant warrants and represents that it owns all rights, or has all necessary licenses, to use any and all Idea/s (and all constituent parts) that are submitted under this Challenge for judging, including without limitation all content, images, text, or other copyright material, trademarks, service marks, logos or any other intellectual property contained within its Idea, and can, upon request, provide written confirmation of such ownership or license to the Organiser. The participant further warrants and represents that all Idea/s are original and have been legally obtained and created, and do not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, including the confidentiality obligation of the Participant. Also, submission of any material do not contain any virus or spywares or other components that are (or may be) malicious or deceptive or designed to harm the computer or any functionality thereto.
  • Participant shall not assign or in any way relinquish the rights or interest under the terms and conditions of this Challenge.
  • Participant expressly undertake not to misuse any legally recognised rights they may hold and any such misuse will entitle the Organiser and partners to disqualify the Participant concerned. Participant will act and/or activities will be governed as per the agreed terms and conditions of the Challenge.
  • Organiser reserve the right to in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, deny access to a site or service or disable and/or terminate the accounts of any Participant or debar or disqualify the participant who is alleged to have infringed the intellectual property or proprietary rights of another.