Oct 6, 2023

EMPI Partners with Taiwan Govt. to promote Health-Tech

EMPI Partners with Taiwan Govt. to promote Health-Tech
India and Taiwan come together in an effort to jointly develop next generation Heath-Tech and a beginning was made with the International Trade Administration, Government of Taiwan and Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI) as executing arm of the Taiwan Government collaborating with EMPI Institutions and its Atal Incubation Centre-EMPI as India partner to promote health tech through B2B meets and strategic partnerships. The first round of such meets was held at Hotel JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai on October 6, 2023. The programme is supported by the Taiwan Government under the WoW! Taiwan Project. With the unique strengths of the countries of India and Taiwan; India as a huge market with technology strengths in software, driven by the Government of India’s Aayushman Bharat Digital Mission - one of the world’s largest flagship digital healthcare programmes on the one hand and Taiwan - a hardware and semiconductor giant with a burgeoning health tech industry on the other hand, there are synergies for both countries.

Ms. Yu-Chi Chen, Director, Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India mentioned that India is a crucial economic and trade partner for Taiwan. To enhance India's understanding of Taiwan's capabilities in the Health Tech sector, Wow! Taiwan Project has gathered some of the finest Taiwanese companies to present three major solutions tailored to India's Health Tech needs, which include "Medical Equipment & Solution," "Assistive Devices" and "Telemedicine." Mr. Pankaj Saran, President, EMPI Institutions who has been a proponent of innovation through various national impact initiatives across various sectors, believes that Indian and Taiwan are natural partners to build 21st century health-tech innovation.
Leading medical device manufacturers from Taiwan joined the event. CEOs/MD/Director of various Indian reputed healthcare and medical device manufactures / distribution network and other healthcare business representatives across India participated for the B2B meet. 

The chief guest for the event was Mr. Jayant Kumar, Deputy Drug Controller (India), West Zone who welcomed the initiative, as very timely and spoke about India’s focus on Medical Devices with opportunities to Make in India. The event saw widespread participation from Corporates, Research bodies,  Innovators and start-ups were also invited in the event to provide them an international business platform for collaborative opportunities with Taiwanese start-up companies. Distinguished senior leaders from leading Health Tech corporates like Meril’s Mr Amit Gosiya and formerly Tata Digital Health’s Mr Rajeev Srivastava gave the keynote addresses on “The Indian Medical Devices Sector-Trends & Opportunities” and “Emerging Trends of Telemedicine in India & aim of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)”.

Apart from the main event, the delegation on October 4 & 5, also visited two leading hospitals of Mumbai, P D Hinduja and Hiranandani where they met the top management and saw their healthcare and research activities. They also met the Indian Medical Association, Western region, where they met the President, Vice President, Secretary and other top Doctors who explained India’s needs for Health tech, especially affordability.
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