Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC), a multi-disciplinary R&D centre, is a joint initiative of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India that brings together technologists, engineers, doctors and healthcare professionals, industry and government to develop healthcare technologies for the country. The vision of HTIC is to develop technologies that create impact and drive innovation in healthcare and be a leader known for technical excellence and collaborative spirit.
HTIC collaborates with leading medical institutions and wide range of industry players in various areas such as ophthalmology, ultrasonography, orthopedics, neonatal care, patient monitoring, to develop and deploy healthcare technologies.
In addition to technology research and development, HTIC works closely with industry in developing R&D solutions, joint development of technology products, technology assessment and evaluation.
HTIC also works to develop human resources in healthcare technology in the country through various channels including Innovation fellowships, IITM students and interns.
The Centre is located in IITM Research Park which has a vibrant technology ecosystem.