Background

Health care in India faces the growing challenges of access and affordability. Technology has the ability to address the needs of providers and change the dynamic of health care delivery. TechEmerge has the opportunity to catalyze the adoption and use of health technologies in India in order to improve patient outcomes and create business opportunities for health service providers and young technology companies. TechEmerge will identify promising health technology innovators globally and match their services with interested health care systems in India. These pairs will go onto field test the technology to explore how technology adoption can benefit health care in India.


About Us

 

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence, to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, helping the private sector play an essential role in the global effort to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. IFC has a dedicated venture capital (VC) team that invests in venture/growth technology companies with high impact potential, both local businesses based in emerging markets, as well as increasingly in US/European companies with business solutions relevant for emerging markets. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

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Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for the operating environment underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation activities, securing the functioning of the labour market and workers’ employability, as well as for regional development. 

 

Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry

The Ministry of Economy and Industry oversees commerce, industry, and labor in Israel. The Ministry seeks to increase economic growth in Israel by fostering technological innovation and entrepreneurship, developing human capital, and promoting international trade.
 

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