Sohum Innovation Lab develops market-driven solutions to improve the health and incomes of people living in resource-poor settings. We do front line research and develop technology and strategies, that create self-sustaining value chains among the under-served.
We believe in leveraging for-profit market mechanisms to ensure sustainability and scalable impact. Meanwhile, we measure our success by the social impact we create.
We are experienced designers, engineers, & business people motivated to bring positive change to resource-poor settings.
Nitin Sisodia, Founder & CEO
Nitin is a 2010 Stanford India Bio-design fellow. He is passionate about ideas at the intersection of technology and user-centered design to serve unmet clinical needs. He has designed several innovative products with national and international companies in India, Germany and Japan. Nitin has a graduate degree in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal and a masters in design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Nitin is named ‘innovator under 35’ 2013 by the MIT tech review.
Tushar Katira, Business Development Head
Tushar heads business development and implementation strategy at Sohum. He was the founder and Managing Director at PIKA Medical (P) Ltd, Bangalore and had extensive experience implementing marketing and sales strategies for several companies Natus (Bio-logic), Inventis (Audiology), Acclarent, Cochlear Ltd. from 1994-2010. He brought Cochlear Ltd, Australia to India in 1994 and established their national distribution for India and Nepal till 2010. During the period over 4500 individuals from all over India received cochlear implants at both private, public and not-for-profit centres in India. He initiated several programs for creating awareness about CIs and early detection of deafness and intervention via hearing aids, CIs and (re)habilitation. He got the privilege to work with top Clinicians and associated professionals including Otologists, Audiologists, Habilitationists, Philanthropists, Government Bureaucrats and Hospital Management during this tenure.
Dr Raj Doshi
Professor, Medical device design and entrepreneurship, Stanford University.
Dr Vinod Bhutani
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), School of Medicine, Stanford University.
Dr Pravin Soni
President at PharMacro, LLC, Senior Consultant in medical products development.
Current partners and support