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IFC opens call for tech innovators to bring their sustainable cooling solutions to Latin America to mitigate climate change

News | July 22, 2020

Washington D.C., July 22, 2020— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched today TechEmerge Cooling in partnership with the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This new program calls on innovators from around the world to bring their climate-friendly cooling solutions to Latin America.

A 2020 Opportunity: Bring Technology to a World in Development

News | January 27, 2020

Boutheina Guermazi is the director of digital development for the World Bank Group, the international organization that helps governments foster economic development. Bill Sonneborn is senior director of disruptive technology and funds at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the part of the World Bank Group that invests in private businesses to help emerging markets.

Why the World Bank is partnering with the Consumer Technology Association

News | January 10, 2020

Devex Article by Catherine Cheney

SAN FRANCISCO — The World Bank Group launched the Global Tech Challenge this week at CES, the annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association that is bringing 180,000 attendees together in Las Vegas, Nevada.

>Link to the Devex article

IFC unveils financing plan for health tech innovators

News | January 07, 2020

Local health technology innovators will get financial and technical support to pilot their products in the East African market under an International Finance Corporation (IFC)-sponsored project to boost healthcare access in Kenya and the region.

IFC Senior Director William Sonneborn said the project dubbed ‘The TechEmerge Health’ will link the innovators with more than 20 leading private healthcare providers and boost key services like patient engagement, clinical records and data analytics and point of care diagnostic tools.

IFC Launches Global Health Tech Challenge to Spur Innovation in East African Health Care

News | January 07, 2020

Washington, DC, January 7, 2020— As part of the World Bank Group (WBG) Global Tech Challenge launched today, IFC, the private sector arm of the WBG, called on health tech innovators from around the world to bring their solutions to the East African market to meet the needs of patients and health care providers in the region.

TechEmerge Brazil Health Innovation Summit

Events | June 28, 2019
A special thank you to the TechEmerge Program Partners: the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy

MobileODT launched their first wide-scale deployment of AI screening for cervical cancer

News | January 08, 2019

CHENNAI, India, January 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

MobileODT, developer of the Enhanced Visual Assessment (EVA) System, will partner with Genworks and Apollo Hospitals to deliver its FDA-cleared smart mobile colposcope in India to perform the first large-scale pilot of Augmented Intelligence (AI) for use in cervical cancer screening. This will give healthcare professionals cutting edge, yet low-cost mobile technology to reach millions of women across India who previously had limited access to life saving cervical exams.

Max Healthcare and Vios Medical launch monitoring system

News | March 27, 2018

Senior VP, Max Healthcare Vaibhav Poddar excited to announce successful Vios Medical roll-out.

24x7 ward monitoring system launched

News | March 01, 2018

Max Healthcare has partnered with the United States-based Vios Medical for the launch of a 24x7 intelligent vital monitoring system.

Max Healthcare to introduce 24x7 ward monitoring system

News | March 01, 2018

New Delhi, To bring Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-standard monitoring across general wards, Max Healthcare on Wednesday announced a partnership with US-based medical technology company Vios Medical to launch a continuous vital monitoring system built on a medical-grade Internet of Things (IoT) framework.

Zilico Announces $19M from New Investments

News | February 05, 2018

Zilico Ltd continues its global expansion plans for ZedScan™ by securing a strategic deal with the MaxHealth Medicine Group (China), stock code: 836163 (NEEQ). The deal will allow MaxHealth to sell and market ZedScan™, Zilico’s cervical cancer diagnostic system, to the Chinese market.

WellDoc, Voluntis to work together on combined offering for type 2 diabetes

News | January 11, 2018

WellDoc and Voluntis, two companies with FDA-cleared, clinically validated platforms aimed at the management of Type 2 diabetes, have signed a commercial agreement to combine their technologies and offer joint products in the future.

How a Tragic Oversight Led These Two 20-Somethings to Build a Lifesaving Tech Startup

News | January 04, 2018

Stasis Labs found its first market overseas. What's its best next move?

Positive outcomes from WellDoc's BlueStar translate to cost savings, analysis finds

News | January 04, 2018

An analysis contracted by WellDoc found that the company’s digital therapeutic for Type 2 diabetes management could lead to an average savings of more than $250 per patient per month.

Tech Emerge India Summit

Events | June 15, 2016
Over 200 people attended the TechEmerge Health Innovation Summit on June 15, 2016 in New Delhi.