West Pharma partners with IIT Palakkad’s TECHNIC for research centre

The partnership will combine West’s medical expertise with IIT’s unique incubation model to advance research in medical technology 

West Pharmaceutical Services recently announced its partnership with TECHNIC – a Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad which focuses on assisting innovation and incubation for budding entrepreneurs, to build a Medtech Research Center of Excellence. 


The aim of building a distinctive Medtech Research Center of Excellence is to enable access to healthcare and medical technology by developing an ecosystem of academia, hospitals, and the industry to promote local entrepreneurship. To achieve this objective, West’s medical expertise with IIT’s unique incubation model will be combined to advance research and development in medical technology.

West will work with IIT Palakkad’s TECHIN in the area of medical technology. The engagement will be carried out by West’s Digital Technology Center (DTC) in Bengaluru which will be directly working with TECHIN’s team throughout this partnership. To support the start-ups in the programme, West will be providing a non-commercial version of its ‘medical device connectivity platform’ to support the development of connected med-tech equipment. Additionally, West will mentor and may fund start-ups through the MedTech Research Center of Excellence.

 “The partnership with the West will enable us to make advancements in medical technology. We expect researchers and innovators to take advantage of TECHIN’s unique incubation model and West’s expertise in medical devices and health technology to accelerate the development of technologies that’ll ultimately benefit society. We are grateful to West for coming forward to set up this Center at TECHIN and are looking forward to working with them in making the Medtech Research Center of Excellence successful in the country,” said PB Sunil Kumar, Director, IIT Palakkad and Chairman TECHIN.


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