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More than 300 global and Indian leaders gather in Mumbai to tackle UN SDGs

Governor of Maharashtra, C Vidyasagar Rao speaking at Xynteo ExchangeIndia2022

This week saw the second annual gathering of leading business leaders, policy makers, academics and artists at the Xynteo Exchange/India2022 hosted at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai.

India2022 is a purpose-driven global business coalition committed to creating a new model of growth in India by 2022, the 75th year of India’s independence. The event showcased a number of initiatives that are addressing systemic transformation in energy, waste, healthcare and mining. A series of workshops involving some of the brightest minds from a wide range of specialisms and sectors worked on accelerating current India2022 projects. Combined, these aim to achieve a vision for a more sustainable and inclusive growth in India.

Accelerating and scaling sustainable solutions

This year’s Exchange centered on how to scale collaborative, commercial and sustainable solutions covering four macro scale challenges: Accelerate penetration of clean energy solutions; establish working models of circularity, in particular plastic waste; deliver high quality and accessible diagnostic healthcare; adopt best-in-class sustainable mining practices.

Launch of MedTechConnect

Cyient and the India2022 coalition announced the launch of a new ecosystem platform, MedTechConnect. This innovative platform will bring together all medtech stakeholders to address India’s ‘last-mile challenge’ in healthcare, with the aim of touching millions of lives by 2022 and beyond.

Currently, a large segment of India’s population does not have access to basic healthcare services, and nearly 80% of its medical technologies are imported. To combat this, MedTechConnect will work collaboratively with stakeholders to deliver disruptive medical technologies and catalyse innovative business models.

Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director and CEO, Cyient commented, ”To realise the full growth potential of India and all of its people, we need to have a healthy population. We need to transform the incumbent healthcare system to leverage technology and make it relevant for current realities. Our ambition with MedTechConnect is to transform the health of millions of people, by creating accessible healthcare to those most in need.”