About us

About us

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
Nitin Sisodia, Founder & CEO

Nitin is a 2010 Stanford India Bio-design fellow.Nitin is named ‘Top 20 innovators under 35’ 2013 by MIT tech review. 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.

Tushar Katira

Tushar advises 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.


Advisors

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 product development


Current partners and support

AIIMS New Delhi

AIIMS

IKP

IIT, Delhi

IKP

IKP

CIGH, Stanford

CIGH, Stanford

IKP

Lunar

Grand challenges

Grand challenges

Manipal university

Manipal university

Siemens india

Siemens india

Stanford india biodesign

Stanford india biodesign

Ministry of Electronics

Ministry of Electronics

BIRAC

BIRAC