Though India has seen remarkable economic development in the last decade, there are still numerous challenges that need to be tackled. Rapid economic growth, globalization, unplanned and unregulated urbanization, changing lifestyles and other environmental causes have contributed to a substantially increased labor force. However, they have also adversely affected workforce efficiency, resulting in a surge of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and mental illness in India and all the other growing economies. Thus creating a need for private sector intervention for the creation of sustainable solutions.
We will invest in dynamic teams who are building cutting edge healthcare solutions for both the Indian ecosystem and other global emerging economies.
Startups building innovative solutions in the following areas will be matched with that of the faculty expertise at Yale.
Vector Borner Diseases
Urban Health and Environment
Maternal, Child and Newborn Health
Water and Sanitation
Startups applying to the program will be evaluated on:
What difference will the startup make in improving health?
Will it address the pressing health challenges in India and other emerging economies?
How realistically can the solution be developed and deployed?
Does the technology advance health by creating new knowledge?
Will it be affordable, robust and adjustable to the healthcare settings in India and other developing countries, and will it be socially, culturally and politically acceptable?
SHI is designed to enable healthcare startups to build scalable businesses for social, health, and environmental impact.
Startups selected for the SHI program will be expected to commit 6 months to the accelerator curriculum.