Swaastha - Reimagining Healthcare

Anant National University is launching a dedicated Healthcare Accelerator Programme, Swaastha in association with India Accelerator (IA) to support innovative start-ups in this sector. The objective is to setup a tripod approach to make start-ups, academic institutions, and industries collaborate, driving innovations and solving practical challenges faced by industries and society. We believe that this accelerator can make an impactful contribution to the healthcare industry by solving core industry challenges and bringing innovation to market faster through Industry-Academia-Start-up collaboration.


Who Can Apply?

Start-ups registered in India with a solution that is deployed or deployment-ready.

Focus Area

  • Solution for Drug discovery & development (drug discovery platforms, AI Drug Design, Data Analytics & Big Data)
  • Digital Health & Wellbeing solutions (digital therapeutics, comprehensive digital health & platform in the workspace, mental health solutions, patient engagement & gamification)
  • New generation Diagnostics (Novel Biomarkers, Advanced imaging, nanotechnologies for diagnostics and genetic testing)
  • Last-mile delivery, Optical Dispensing, Genome Sequencing, IVF, Fetal and Neonatal Monitoring and AI-driven prognosis, Diagnosis, and Interventions.


Anjan Bose

Former Founding Secretary General, NATHEALTH, Ex-President, Philips Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle

Mukul Bagga

MD, Medicom Healthcare, India, Ex Novartis, Quest Diagnostics, J&J and Ranbaxy

Deepak Naik

MD, Health N’U’ Therapeutics Ex Ranbaxy, Eisai Pharmaceuticals and Wockhardt

Munish Bhatia

Co-Founder, India Accelerator, CEO, Bharat Ventures

Nandita Raval

Co-Founder and Director at Kaivalya Education Foundation and Aspirational Bharat Collaborative, Piramal Foundation

Maninder Bawa

Co-founder and CTO IA Labs, Ex Software Consultant at McKinsey & Co.

Milind Chitale

Associate Professor, School of Design and Director, Makerspace
MDes, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Arindam Mukhopadhyay

Partner at India Accelerator and Advisor to the Board at IntelliBuddies

Programme Offerings

  • Need-based Mentorship
  • Product Development and Refinement Support
  • Investor Access
  • Product Deployment Opportunity
  • Clinical Deep Dive
  • Market Access and Scale-up Support
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Networking Opportunities

Dates to Remember

  • Call for Applications- Early stage News: 7th June’24
  • Application Closes: 14th June’24
  • Screening 1 of the startup application: 21st June’24
  • Screening 2 of the shortlisted applications: 25th June’24
  • Programme Launch+ Cohort Announcement: 29th June’24

Aarambh Incubation Centre

The centre promotes entrepreneurial spirit using design thinking to devise innovative solutions for problems across domains. Supported by the Student Startup & Innovation Policy (SSIP) of the Government of Gujarat, Aarambh helps young innovators to prototype their ideas, get mentorship, interact with investors, government and non-government agencies and create an enterprise.

India Accelerator (IA)

India Accelerator is amongst India’s best fund-led accelerators, working with early-stage tech start-ups to help them scale up, fast-track their growth and expand globally. IA strategically invests up to $500K of seed capital and provides deep industry connections and mentorship. The accelerator invests money and resources into promising start-ups with extraordinary potential and offers valuable guidance, connections and expertise to help them grow and thrive. It is a complete 360-degree ecosystem with a network of seasoned industry experts to provide strategic guidance, exceptional industry-academia connect, large workspaces for start-ups to sit and SEBI/GIFT city funds to invest through.


Nikhil Suthar

Lead Partnership at India Accelerator

Srishti Arora

Lead Corporate Innovation at India Accelerator

Vani Madan

Lead Healthcare Vertical at India Accelerator

Dr Dhara Thakore

Head of Aarambh Incubation Centre and Office of Career Services; PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Dhaval Darjee

Incubation Manager, Aarambh Incubation Centre

Reach us

Email id: swaastha@anu.edu.in

Address: Anant National University Sanskardham Campus, Bopal-Ghuma-Sanand Road, Ahmedabad – 382115, Gujarat, India

Read our FAQs

Start-ups registered in India with a solution that is deployed or deployment-ready.

The application opens on the 7th of June and the applicants can apply through the link on the website.

The duration of the programme is 12 weeks.

The programme will be conducted in a blended mode.

No, there is no application fee for the programme.

Yes, the entire cohort must attend all sessions.

This programme does not guarantee funding. However, the selected startups will be able to pitch to potential and relevant investors.

Please write to us at swaastha@anu.edu.in , and we will address your queries.

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