OJAS MedTech BioNEST

Fostering MedTech Communities

About Ojas

 

Ojas MedTech BioNest is an incubator for companies building products at the intersection of technology and medicine in areas such as disease prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and wellness.  The focus of this incubator reflects the massive changes that are happening in healthcare today. As consumers look for a more accurate diagnosis, better predictions of disease, precision medicine, and improved health outcomes, current technologies need to leapfrog current capabilities and innovators need to imagine vastly different ways of practicing medicine. Ojas welcomes entrepreneurs working on futuristic, bold and innovative ideas harnessing digital technologies in healthcare practice.

 

Ojas is funded by BIRAC under its BioNest scheme.

 

Programs

 

Incubation:

 

Ojas offers entrepreneurs exciting new ways to convert ideas to products through three different formats for incubation.

Launch Pad

Co-working space for 3-5 member teams

Got an idea that can change the world? Join our early stage product incubation program- build your MVP, meet customers for validation, pivot for better solution and repeat.

Propel

Cabins for growth stage tech startups

Have you fixed your customer acquisition strategies? Then it is time for you to convert your MVP into a world class product and hit the market with a bang. Don’t forget your investor decks 😉

Virtual Incubation

Seed Fund Program

Mentoring, mailing group access, newsletters, and events will be on offer for virtual membership.

Pricing


LAUNCHPAD
4500 /desk/mo
  • • Dedicated Plug & Play Desks
  • • 24*7 Access
  • • 1 Year Membership
  • • Discount from service partners

PROPEL
5500 /seat/mo
  • • Private/Closed cabins
  • • Internet and Wi-Fi
  • • Mentoring and Seed Funding
  • • 1 Year Membership

VIRTUAL INCUBATION
3500 /seat/mo
  • • 6 months / 1 Year Membership
  • • Limited access to meeting rooms
  • • Limited Access to Mentoring
  • • Access to Mailing Group
  • • Access to Newsletters & Events

LAUNCHPAD
4500 /desk/mo
  • • Dedicated Plug & Play Desks
  • • 24*7 Access
  • • 1 Year Membership
  • • Discount from service partners

PROPEL
5500 /seat/mo
  • • Private/Closed cabins
  • • Internet and Wi-Fi
  • • Mentoring and Seed Funding
  • • 1 Year Membership

VIRTUAL INCUBATION
3500 /seat/mo
  • • 6 months / 1 Year Membership
  • • Limited access to meeting rooms
  • • Limited Access to Mentoring
  • • Access to Mailing Group
  • • Access to Newsletters & Events

The incubator is equipped with the following instruments

  • Acti32 champ system including brain vision recorder
  • Live amp Wireless System
  • ZNB Vector Analyzer
  • GPU Workstation + Peripherals
  • Jasco Spectrometer
  • Nano Material Synthesis Detector
  • Fume Hood
  • Solid Roman Spectrometer Stage
  • Ball Mill

  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Oscilloscope
  • Fn Generator
  • DC Source Meter
  • Multi DC Power Supply
  • CAD Tools

a. Altium CAD Tools (Synopsys VLSI)
b. COMSOL CAD Tool
c. HSPICE CAD Tool (Cadence VLSI)

Want to use the instruments?

Early-Stage startups can access the Maker’s/Fabrication facilities for prototype development. Maker’s Lab is equipped with 3-D printers, Laser Cutting Machines, GPU, Laser Welding Machine, CNC Machines, PCB Prototyping Machine, Digital Multimeter, Microscopic Camera, Soldering Machine etc.

 

Mentorship is available for every level of start-up

Technical

We recognize that working in the MedTech space requires expertise from multiple disciplines. At Ojas, entrepreneurs can work with IIIT faculty, who have deep expertise in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, signal processing, natural language processing, and data analytics. We can help you figure out the right model of collaboration. If the expertise is not available within the institutions, we can connect you to incubators and academic institutions in our network.

Acceleration

Do you have an idea that you have already prototyped? If you are wondering how to take it to market, enroll in our Acceleration program. You will learn the fundamentals of Business Strategy, Go-to-Market Strategies, Product Development, Scaling your business etc.. The programme also offers seed funding up to 25 lakhs and access to IIIT-H’s research labs.

 

T-Health cafes: Our once-a-month sessions focus on special topics such as protecting intellectual property, accessing data, designing validation studies, scaling up, interpreting a term sheet etc. A speaker with expertise in the topic is invited to an interactive session with incubatees.

Immersion in healthcare settings

 

An opportunity for the startup’s founders to better understand the customers need/problem will be provided through a 2-Day or 5-Day immersion sessions at different hospitals with the help of partnered hospitals.

 

Grant writing: The number of Grant opportunities available to entrepreneurs has expanded greatly in the last few years. But most entrepreneurs struggle to get to their first Grant. Knowing how to articulate your story in a clear and credible manner is an art. At Ojas, you can take advantage of our one-on-one sessions and grant writing clinics to make sure your pitch is compelling.

 

Ecosystem: Creating a good product is about iterative cycles of testing and modifying your design.  For MEDTECH entrepreneurs this can be a challenge as access to the right resources is not easy. At Ojas, we can connect you to a rich ecosystem of clinicians, researchers, and academics to accelerate the product development cycle.

Funding

Nidhi Prayas

 

Grant up to 10 Lakhs for idea stage startups to build a prototype.

Seed Investment

 

Seed Investment up to 25 lakhs in the form of Compulsory Convertible Debentures for the early stage startups with the market validated prototype.

Google Cloud Platform

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft BizSpark

Razorpay

F6s alpha Credits

Legal / CA services

Graphic Designing

Intellectual Property services

Root Node – Research Connect

Courier Service

Team

Ramesh Loganathan
Ramesh Loganathan
COO
Radha Rangarajan
Radha Rangarajan
Head, Innovation and Strategy - OJAS MedTech BioNEST
Varsha Patyal
Varsha Patyal
Manager, Community
M Satyanarayana Reddy
M Satyanarayana Reddy
Manager, Incubation

Advisory Committee

Dr. Arun Tiwari
Dr. Arun Tiwari
Director, CARE Hospital
Dr. Ambuj Chaturvedi
Dr. Ambuj Chaturvedi
Associate Director, Medtronics Labs
Dr. Sai Praveen
Dr. Sai Praveen
Global Physician, India & America
Shakti Nagappan
Shakti Nagappan
Director, Life Sciences and Pharma - Telangana Government
Dr. Ravi Sirdeshmukh
Dr. Ravi Sirdeshmukh
Ex CCMB – Head Proteomics
Dr. Manish Diwan
Dr. Manish Diwan
Head - Strategy Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development at BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

Steering Committee Members

Prof. Ramesh Loganathan
Prof. Ramesh Loganathan
Professor - Co-innovation, IIIT Hyderabad
Ramjee Pallela
Ramjee Pallela
COO at AIC-CCMB
Meenakshi Vishwanathan
Meenakshi Vishwanathan
Head-Resource Generation and Alumni Affairs, IIIT-Hyderabad
Prof. Kavita Vemuri
Prof. Kavita Vemuri
Associate Professor - IIIT Hyderabad
Prof. Azeemuddin Syed
Prof. Azeemuddin Syed
Associate Professor - IIIT Hyderabad
Shakti Nagappan
Shakti Nagappan
Director, Life Sciences and Pharma - Telangana Government
Mahesh Iyer
Mahesh Iyer
Co-Founder Sineflex Solutions

Companies

The MedTech Incubator is supported by BIRAC under BioNEST scheme.

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For more information please write to varsha.patyal@iiit.ac.in