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IIT Madras – HTIC MedTech Incubator (MTI) , supported by BIRAC. Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC ) is a joint initiative by Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.  The focus is to foster and stimulate MedTech innovators, aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups.

Vision: To inspire and empower entrepreneurs to develop medical technology products and solutions that cater to the Indian Healthcare needs.

Mission: Applying our methodology by bringing together Entrepreneurs and Technology to build an active healthcare ecosystem.


HTIC is a multi-disciplinary research and development lab that develops technologies to create impact and drive innovation in healthcare sector. HTIC has evolved into a unique and leading med-tech innovation ecosystem in the country bringing together more than 20 medical institutions, industry and government agencies. HTIC develops and deploys affordable healthcare technologies in collaboration with these institutions for unmet healthcare and clinical needs. HTIC’s innovations and technologies are reaching the field through government and industry partnerships, bringing benefits to lives and our society, and helping businesses.

To further expand its scope, reach and impact, the MedTech Incubator was setup as a new wing of HTIC, supported by BIRAC. The objective of the incubator is to nurture MedTech start-ups and entrepreneurs through incubation and provide them with necessary support to create successful MedTech enterprise.