ZS announces healthcare innovator award

Invites applications from participants of any stream to solve their fellow citizens’ challenges for easily available and inexpensive healthcare solutions 

ZS, a global professional services firm has announced ZS PRIZE to help innovators solve for India’s healthcare challenges of availability, accessibility and affordability. A grand prize winner plus seven additional teams will be selected by a panel of judges and industry experts. The top eight teams will share an Rs 1 crore prize purse. ZS PRIZE is open to students (graduates and postgraduates from any discipline) and professionals from the start-up, enterprise and NGO sectors of India.


ZS PRIZE will accept registrations which can either be ideas or solution prototypes, through December 21, 2020. The top 20 selected teams, evaluated on pre-defined criteria, will go through a six-week mentorship with ZS leaders between January and February 2021. The top 8 teams out of the 20, will then present their solutions to the jury in March 2021.

With the theme of ‘shaping the future of health and healthcare in India by creating innovative and transformative solutions leveraging data, analytics and technology’, ZS PRIZE will invite participants from any stream to solve for their fellow citizens’ challenges for easily available and inexpensive healthcare solutions.

The independent jury members includes Ravi Venkatesan, Business Leader, Author, and Social Entrepreneur Founder of GAME and Former Chairman of Microsoft India,  Dr Dipak Jain, President & Professor at China Europe International Business School, Former Dean of Kellogg School of Management, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon, Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, Sandeep Singhal, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners, Dr Ferzaan Engineer, Ex-Quintiles India Co-founder; CEO, CyteCare Hospitals; Member of the Board of Directors of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company and Cytespace Research, Dr Vijay Chandru, Co-Founder & Chairman, Strand Life Sciences and Prof K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India.

Venkatesan has joined ZS PRIZE as the jury chairman. In this capacity, Venkatesan has helped ZS shape the vision for ZS PRIZE and will moderate jury deliberations and judge the top 8 finalists in March 2021.



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