AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Webinar: Collaborative Approaches for Fostering Healthcare Innovations

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and India

Date & time

13 January 2021



13 January 2021


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2020 was a year of transformation, particularly to the healthcare innovation ecosystem. The pandemic has exposed several vulnerabilities in health systems but it has also brought to the forefront immense opportunities for the health tech/MedTech players and innovators. The challenges in scaling indigenous innovations are more systemic and need collaborative approaches with coming together of stakeholders from governments, industry, multilateral, hospitals, foundations, and innovation enablers.

This webinar will bring to you some of such interesting approaches undertaken by our members Xynteo and Johnson & Johnson, that highlight the catalytic role of industry/multilateral foundations looking forward to playing, in nurturing the Indian Medtech ecosystem.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the systemic gaps in scaling up healthcare innovations and the opportunities for the funders/investors thereof
  • Understand about Pay-for-Success instruments to enable scaling up of innovative and effective service delivery models in mental health that are community-led
  • Understand how funders can explore and scale community-led models that leverage social capital and do not place a further burden on government front line workers
Dr Ashwin Naik
Senior Advisor,
Xynteo India

Ashwin Naik is an entrepreneur and author on a mission to catalyze wellbeing and impact.

As an entrepreneur he has started multiple healthcare organisations – Manah Wellness (Platform for Preventive Mental health), Let’s Talk (Helpline for Mental Health Support during COVID19), Vaatsalya (India’s first rural hospital’s network), Seraniti (India’s first integrated mental health organization, acquired by Curefit) and We Scale Impact (Global Health Consulting).

He is the author of two books – The Healthcare Gamechangers, which profiles innovations around the world which have the potential to change the way healthcare is delivered, and #ChangeStartsYoung, a book about young changemakers who are starting as early as 11 years young.

Shweta Bhardwaj
Associate Director-Global Policy,
Johnson & Johnson

Shweta Bhardwaj is currently working at Johnson & Johnson as Associate Director, Global Policy since 1 April 2019. She is the Health policy lead in India, responsible for developing and executing strategy to further J&J enterprise objectives and Government Affairs & Policy (GA&P) platform priorities.

Shweta joins Johnson & Johnson with more than a decade of diverse professional experience working with the Medtronic (most recently), the WHO Country Office for India, Family Health International 360, USAID and U.S. CDC (funded) projects, National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health in India.

Shweta has MBA from Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand and MSc in Global Health and Public Policy, from the University of Edinburgh (as a Commonwealth Scholar).

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