Title: Medical Tourism Informatics and Decision Support System (MTIDSS)

Scope: Medical Tourism is a growing industry and refers to a niche segment in which a person combines medical treatment with tourism for cost benefits and value addition. Lifestyle/aesthetic treatments that would allow patients enough flexibility to explore tourist sites in and around their medical centre. Medical tourism can boost tourism receipts and employment in both medical centres as well as in other sectors. A web utility combining informatics and decision support can have high industrial potential and societal values. CSIR-NISTADS has carried out evidence-based analysis to explore this potential.

Name of Business Partner: Novateur Consultancy and Assessment Solutions LLP (NCAS)

Nature of Engagement: Knowledge Alliance

PIAvinash Kshitij; Co-PI Kasturi Mandal

Profile of Avinash Kshitij:

Avinash Kshitij is a scientist at CSIR-NISTADS, India, currently involved in research policy on R&D analysis and growth. He is also associated with the Center for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research interests include innovation capability studies and social network analysis. Avinash has published several scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Profile of Business Partner & Photo:

NCAS offers a wide range of services and solutions in the broad areas of techno-economic assessment, consultancy and modelling, industry/sector analysis & socio-economic impact analysis. NCAS therefore offers a wide spectrum of consultancy and assessment solutions to convert R&D to efficient business models with minimum interruptions. In particular, NCAS Provides:

The Route from R&D to Market:

  • Last mile connectivity between R&D, Technology, Commercialisation and Market.

  • Project Design and Business Models for maximum impact.

  • Mentoring for Project implementation.

Feedback from market to R&D:

  • Enhancing value to your R&D achievements through impact assessment.

  • Reach policymakers more effectively with independent and credible assessment.

  • Market-led Guidance for further R&D and innovations.