Atmanirbhar Bharat

Atmanirbhar Bharat: A Virtual / Online International Summit – Registrations Open

ICMR Centre for Innovation and Bio-Design (CIBioD)’ located in Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh (India), is a platform to Incubate, Prototype, Commercialize Novel Ideas in Healthcare which are both affordable and scalable. It aims to promote innovation by creating conducive ecosystem with involvement of multiple premier technology institutes in collaboration with PGIMER with following goals:

  • Devising indigenous technologies, instruments and devices for affordable health care.
  • Designing, development and deployment of indigenous medical devices.
  • Establishing solutions and approaches for various prevalent medical problems.

CIBioD provides exposure of research methodology to researchers, students and faculty of various institutes to inculcate the culture of innovation and learning as a Social Responsibility Measure.

CIBioD is patterned by an Advisory Board, Task Group and Innovation Council consisting of Medical Professionals, Scientists, Industry Professionals & Investors to guide and execute the activities. CIBioD’s Brain Trust includes 14 different institutes/industry like Panjab University, IIT (Ropar), NIT (Jalandhar), CSIR-CSIO, IIM (Calcutta), Thapar Institute, NCKUH (Taiwan), RMS Technologies, DY Patil University.

CIBioD has already applied for 08 Patents and 10 IPR under processing stage. It offers ‘Promotion of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (PIE)’ programme along

with Short Term Attachment Programme. Various projects like Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) Device, E-Stethoscope (Wireless Digital Stethoscope), EMR (Electronic Medical Record), Intelligent Patient Care System (i-BED), E-OPD, NAMO Gamcha, Ventilator, Tele-Cardiology, Project Muskan, Rakshak Disinfection Tunnel, Swachh Kamal, Aarogya Prahari, Censy, Bachav are at different stages of development.

CIBioD along with Panjab University and India EU ICT Standards Collaboration Project is hosting 2-Days Training and Awareness Virtual / Online International summit on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat: India as Manufacturing Hub for Global Health (Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices and TeleHealth) ’ on November 26-27, 2020. This Virtual/ Online International Summit aims to create awareness in standardization to achieve the goal of making India as a future Global Medical Device Hub. It will be a 2-Day Training and awareness Virtual/Online International Summit on Development of Use Cases in the area of Health and Agriculture using oneM2M.

During the Virtual / Online Summit we would like to discuss about:

  • Promotion of Disruptive Innovation in the Field of Medical Devices.
  • Bringing All the Stakeholders on Common Platform for Brainstorming to Make India Manufacturing Hub for Medical Devices and Equipment.
  • Making Healthcare Delivery System Affordable and Accessible through Scalable and Sustainable New Technologies.
  • Enable to envisage and implement different Use Cases in health and Agriculture.
  • Familiarize the participants with the standardization efforts such as in oneM2M standard.

Attendees will learn through this Virtual / Online Summit:

  • Disruptive Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Emerging Trends in Healthcare Technology.
  • How to Amplify Digital Interventions in the post COVID-19 era?
  • How does Standardisation play a role in Industrial Evolution?
  • What is the role of Medical Device Testing and Calibration?
  • How can we make BHARAT a Future Global Manufacturing Hub of Medical Devices?
  • The role of Good Agricultural Practices in promoting the Health globally.
  • How can AI and ML play a role in Digital Health Technology?
  • What is the importance of Telemedicine to Outlast the Pandemic?
  • Important lessons of IPR and commercialization for an innovator.

To create awareness about how a standard based approach is important for driving disruptive deployment of technology. We are inviting the best global experts from the area of Health, Tele-Health and Agriculture.

It is our pleasure to share this information with you for the participation and to watch the live stream of this grand summit. We will be thankful if you kindly extend this to others in your network. The Virtual/ Online International Summit is open for all and no Registration fee is required for the participation.

Day 1: November 26, 2020 (Thursday)
Time Topic
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Inaugural Session
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Disruptive Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Describing the Future of Healthcare and Emerging Trends in Healthcare Technology.
11:45 AM – 01:00 AM Digital Health Technology VISION 2025: How to Amplify Digital Interventions in post COVID-19 era?
Lunch Break
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
02:00 PM – 03:15 PM Standardisation: An Important key of Industrial Evolution 4.0
03:30 PM – 04:45 PM Medical Device Testing and Calibration: Assessment & Regulation
Day 2: November 27, 2020 (Friday)
Time Topic
09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Bharat – Future Global Manufacturing Hub of Medical Devices: Challenges & Strengths
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Role of Good Agricultural Practices in Health Promotion: Reduction of non-Biodegradable Chemical Entry in Food Chain
12:00 AM – 01:15 AM AI & ML in Healthcare: Synergy for Accuracy & Sustainability
Lunch Break
01:15 PM – 02:15 PM
02:15 PM – 03:30 PM Use Case Study: Why & How Telemedicine will Outlast the Pandemic?
03:45 PM – 05:00 PM IPR & Commercialization: Lessons for an Innovator and Valedictory Session


Name Designation and Affiliation
Dr. Jagat Ram Director. PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
Dr. Chander Shekhar Additional DG, ICMR & Head (Innovation & Translational Research, IPR). Government of India
Dr. Ajay Kumar Chairman & HOD, BLK Institute of Digestive & Liver Diseases, Delhi, India
Dr. Sarit K. Das Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, India
Professor Raj Kumar Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh,
Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi. IAS (Retd.) Former Additional Chief Secretary, Punjab
Dr. JS Bamrah Chairman, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Dr. Vinod Kumar Vice Chancellor, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh, India


Name Designation and Affiliation
Dr. Varinder Garg PI ICMR-CIBioD; MD (Radiology), PCMS-I, OSD to Union Health Minister, PGIMER, Government of India


Name Designation and Affiliation
Professor Harish Kumar Co-PI ICMR-CIBioD;
Professor. Computer Science & Engg.. Panjab University. Chandigarh, India
Professor Surinder Rana Co-PI ICMR-CIBIOD;
Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India


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