Using tablets for a Health Tech Needs Assessment Survey : The Preparation

CTIER is conducting a Healthcare Technology Assessment study to assess whether ‘frugal’ innovations can address the challenges of affordability and accessibility of healthcare in India. The first step of this study is to conduct a Needs Assessment Survey in our target region, i.e. urban and rural areas of Pune district to enquire about the main ailments […]

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Industry-Academia Research Collaboration in India

Industry-Academia research collaborations in India are dismally low, as indicated by collaboration output statistics. Collaboration in patenting is 0.4% of the total volume of patents in India while percentage of collaboration in publishing activity lies at 0.56% in 2014-15.1 A potential reason for this disconnect could be the difference in underlying drivers of research and innovation […]

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Can ‘frugal’ technology address India’s healthcare needs?

Despite significant economic progress, India’s persistently poor performance when it comes to its health indicators has resulted in a push in recent years towards ‘frugal’ healthcare solutions in terms of products as well as processes. Issues of affordability in private healthcare, the poor quality of public alternatives, accessibility, and a dearth of trained professionals continue […]

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