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Two Indian entrepreneurs make it to the MIT innovators list


For carving the best out of the benefits that technology has to offer, every year MIT picks out the finest of the innovators from across the world that have the idea, innovation and creativity to explore new dimensions of technology. This year the MIT innovators list proudly consists of two Indian names too. One of them has successfully brought robotics in the Indian market of ecommerce and the other one has developed low cost medical devices to help people obtain health care services at reasonable rates.

GreyOrange is a Gurgaon based startup that has brought robotics in the fast growing ecommerce industry in India. It helps the industry improve their skills and efficiency as well as decreases the cost incurred on warehousing and delivery services. It is backed by Blume ventures and Tiger global management and gradually did its expansion to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe and Indonesia. The CEO and co founder of GreyOrange, Samay Kohli is a mechanical engineer from BITS, Pilani and says that his startup provides end to end solutions because of their ability to control every single code as well as every micro controller. Its high investment in the field of R&D helps it in developing excellent hardware and software in-house.

InnAccel, a Bangalore based startup in the MIT innovators list was developed by an ENT surgeon, Jagdish Chaturvedi. He developed low cost imaging devices by attaching small shelf cameras to endoscopes which helps in easy detection of serious throat cancer conditions. Almost three quarters of medical devices in India are imported and its high cost cannot be afforded by rural India. In such condition, InnAccel has paved new avenues in the field of affordable and accessible healthcare for rural India. Jagdish, who is also the clinical head at InnAccel has created almost 18 devices so far and learnt to commercialise these devices by joining Stanford India Bio design program. His work on modern healthcare accessibility in India is commendable.