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Kanpur, August 28, 2023: The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), a technology business incubator at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Saifai, Etawah (U.P) on August 26th, 2023, at the latter’s premises. Both institutions have come together with a shared vision to drive transformational advancements in healthcare technologies. Prof. Ankush Sharma, Professor-in-charge, Innovation and Incubation, IIT Kanpur and Prof. (Dr) Prabhat Kumar Singh, Vice Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah (U.P) were the signatories to this Agreement.
The event also had other dignitaries including, Mr. Piyush Mishra, the Chief Operating and Financial Officer, SIIC, IIT Kanpur; Mr. Jatin Mishra, Manager, SIIC, IIT Kanpur; Prof. (Dr) Usha Shukla, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, UPUMS; Prof (Dr). Chandra Veer Singh, Registrar, UPUMS; Dr. Rahul Mishra, Professor, Dentistry and Chairman, CIIE, UPUMS; Dr. Kamla Pathak, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, UPUMS; Dr. Rajesh Thakur, Professor, Dentistry, UPUMS; Dr. Amit Singh, Professor, Microbiology, UPUMS; Dr. Gourav Jain, Assistant Professor, Dentistry, UPUMS; Dr. Bhagat Singh, Lecturer in Medical Laboratory Technology, UPUMS; Dr. Prabodh Shukla, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy; and Dr. Gajram Singh, Demonstrator, Faculty of Paramedical, UPUMS, present on the occasion.
The collaborative efforts of SIIC IIT Kanpur and Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences will initially revolve around the promotion of non-invasive medical devices, leveraging the expertise of both institutions. The contribution of Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences will encompass the facilitation of vital clinical trials for these devices, driving them towards real-world application and benefiting patients.
The collaboration between SIIC IIT Kanpur and Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences goes beyond traditional limits, encompassing a wide range of cooperative efforts. These efforts involve enhancing mentoring, training, and research quality, allowing startups and innovators to utilize shared resources, fostering dynamic collaboration among different stakeholders through interactive events, sharing research infrastructure and expertise within a collaborative framework, and collectively participating in crucial healthcare projects on both national as well as international levels.
Prof. Ankush Sharma, Professor in charge, SIIC, IIT Kanpur, emphasizes, "Our collaboration signifies the commencement of an extraordinary journey, where collective dedication positions us to revolutionize healthcare innovations, effectively addressing urgent medical needs. This collaboration showcases the potential that arises as expertise merges, laying the foundation for pioneering solutions in the future of healthcare."
Prof. (Dr) Prabhat Kumar Singh, Vice Chancellor of Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS), said, "The alliance mirrors the fusion of pioneering research and hands-on medical proficiency. This partnership envisions a revolution in healthcare solutions with far-reaching implications. Through combined efforts, we strive to introduce innovations that will create a positive global influence on healthcare."
With a shared vision and combined efforts, SIIC IIT Kanpur and Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences are poised to reshape the landscape of healthcare innovation, driving transformative solutions and impactful advancements.
About SIIC, IIT Kanpur:
Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, is one of the oldest incubators in the country. It was established in 2000 when the entrepreneurial ecosystem was still at a nascent stage in India. The multifaceted and vibrant incubation ecosystem at IIT Kanpur, nurtured for over two decades, prospers to fill the gaps on the road to converting an idea into a successful and meaningful business model. The domain expertise combined with the infrastructural prowess of the academic institute has collectively demonstrated a knack for tremendous social impact and technological advancement over the years.