Express Computer
Home  »  News  »  Optum launches Startup Studio program in India in partnership with IIIT, Hyderabad

Optum launches Startup Studio program in India in partnership with IIIT, Hyderabad

0 135

Optum Global Solutions (India) Private Limited, part of Optum and UnitedHealth Group (a Fortune five company), announced the launch of Optum Startup Studio in India, in partnership with International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH). The program was launched by Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Industries and Commerce (I&C), and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana government, virtually and Phil Mckoy, Chief Information Officer, Optum.

Optum Startup Studio aims to identify innovative ideas and startups that can help accelerate value delivery by seeking solutions to some of healthcare’s hardest problems. The India launch is an expansion of the program in the US and Ireland geographies and seeks to amplify the impact of the vibrant health tech startup and innovation ecosystem in India.

Ideas submitted by participating teams will be independently evaluated by industry and functional experts from Optum and IIITH for further discussion and potential funding. Optum executives will also be available to mentor across all spheres, including technology, business strategy, design, and product development. Concurrently, IIITH will leverage its deep tech research capabilities and vast experience incubating startups to provide research and business mentorship to selected startups.

Phil Mckoy, Chief Information Officer, Optum said, “At Optum we are developing the technology of the future to help modernize, streamline, and simplify the health system. We will get there by collaborating and connecting people and information through the technology of the future. The evolving startup ecosystem in India presents a great opportunity for collaboration to develop numerous innovations in health technology sector. We are planning to support this through our Optum Startup Studio program.”

“Innovation is one of the core values for us at Optum, that has helped us design ideas and solutions to help improve health care access and affordability, enhance the health care experience for providers and patients, and achieve better health outcomes for everyone. The Optum Startup Studio program, which we are now launching in India, shares a commitment with IIITH’s focuses on engaging innovative start-ups with ideas and technologies that could have a meaningful impact on healthcare,” said Ritesh Talapatra, Managing Director, Optum Global Solutions (India) Private Limited.

“As a top research university in India, we are excited to be collaborating with Optum as both organizations share a commitment to further building and supporting India’s health tech ecosystem,” said P.J. Narayanan, Director, IIITH.

Manoj Kapoor, VP, Technology, Optum Global Solutions (India) Private Limited added, “We are excited to launch this healthcare innovation program in partnership with IIITH and its excellent programs and technology focus to address some of the most complex health tech issues. Our partnership will not only help us drive innovation with the IIITH community but also allow Optum employees to give back by providing startups with invaluable mentorship, access to cutting-edge technologies and our vast networks and resources to accelerate their maturity and to further support India’s growing health-tech industry.”

Advertisement

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

India's Leading e-Governance Summit is here!!! Attend and Know more.
Register Now!
close-image
Attend Webinar & Enhance Your Organisation's Digital Experience.
Register Now
close-image
Enable A Truly Seamless & Secure Workplace.
Register Now
close-image
Attend Inida's Largest BFSI Technology Conclave!
Register Now
close-image
Know how to protect your company in digital era.
Register Now
close-image
Protect Your Critical Assets From Well-Organized Hackers
Register Now
close-image
Find Solutions to Maintain Productivity
Register Now
close-image
Live Webinar : Improve customer experience with Voice Bots
Register Now
close-image
Live Event: Technology Day- Kerala, E- Governance Champions Awards
Register Now
close-image
Virtual Conference : Learn to Automate complex Business Processes
Register Now
close-image