IIT Kanpur and Blockchain for Impact Announce Partnership to Transform Healthcare in India

IIT Kanpur and Blockchain for Impact Announce Partnership to Transform Healthcare in India

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New Delhi, Updated on Apr 17, 2024 11:48 IST

IITK has partnered with Blockchain For Impact (BFI) through the BFI-Biome Virtual Network Program to foster healthcare innovations in India. BFI will assist IIT Kanpur's entrepreneurial efforts at SIIC. Get details here 

IIT Kanpur and Blockchain for Impact Announce Partnership

IIT Kanpur and Blockchain for Impact Announce Partnership

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and Blockchain For Impact (BFI) announced a strategic alliance under the BFI-Biome Virtual Network Program. This partnership aims to foster innovation and advance healthcare in India. As a key component of this collaboration, BFI will assist IIT Kanpur in enhancing entrepreneurial efforts through the Startup Incubation & Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur.

This collaboration between IITK and BFI marks a substantial advancement in healthcare innovation in India. By pooling diverse expertise and resources, this partnership offers significant potential to enhance public health and ensure equitable and accessible healthcare for everyone.

IIT Kanpur and Blockchain for Impact

As part of this program, BFI has pledged to allocate over $150,000 USD across three years to develop programs specifically tailored to healthcare-focused startups at IIT Kanpur's SIIC. This collaboration leverages IIT Kanpur's established leadership in fostering entrepreneurship and BFI's commitment to advancing biomedical research. By combining these strengths, the partnership aims to develop impactful solutions that address critical gaps in India's healthcare landscape.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at IIT Kanpur by Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni (DoRA), IIT Kanpur; and Dr. Gaurav Singh, CEO BFI in the presence of Prof. Ankush Sharma, Professor-in-Charge, SIIC, IITK; and Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, Co Professor-in-Charge, SIIC, IITK; Dr. Satya Prakash Dash, Senior Advisor, BFI; and Dr. Pooja Agrawal, Program Director, BFI.

Prof. Kantesh Balani, DoRA, IIT Kanpur, shared his excitement about the collaboration, saying, "I am very optimistic about the partnership between IIT Kanpur and BFI. This MoU will help us share knowledge, support startups effectively, and improve our capacity building efforts."

Dr. Gaurav Singh, CEO of BFI, stated, "Meeting the IIT Kanpur incubatees was incredibly inspiring. Their boundless energy and unwavering dedication to healthcare innovation are truly awe-inspiring. IIT Kanpur's exceptional support for these entrepreneurs aligns perfectly with our shared mission of accelerating impactful solutions in biomedical research."

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