The Rehabilitation Products Matchmaker (RPMM) aims to do a 4-way match-making of :

  1. Solution Providers/Developers (start-ups) working on rehabilitation products with the technology seekers (willing to offer CSR support).
  2. Funders (mostly MNCs or Corporates) willing to offer CSR funding support for an identified problem in rehabilitation sector with Solution providers/ developers (start-ups) that have innovative solutions/products.
  3. Beneficiaries (receiver of the benefits/ end user of the products deployed under a specific CSR project)
  4. CSR funding facilitators (entities involved with facilitation of CSR projects, i.e. connecting all the stakeholders under a project)

Desired outcomes:

1) Solutions Showcase Pitches by shortlisted Solutions providers/Developers (Start-ups) on 28th January 2022.

2) For non-shortlisted Solution Providers/ Developers (Start-ups): maintaining a database and publicizing there via various channels to bring desired targeted exposure which may result in possible matchmaking.

What is Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is defined as “a set of interventions designed to optimize functioning and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions in interaction with their environment.  (Source: WHO)

The technology submissions may be under, but not limited to, any of the following:

  1. Implants
  2. Solutions to mitigate hearing disabilities
  3. Helping locomotor disabilities
  4. Prosthesis
  5. Speech improvement
  6. Vision impairment solutions
  7. Safety for elderly
  8. Positioning and splinting techniques

Unmet global need for rehabilitation

Globally, about 2.4 billion people are currently living with a health condition that benefits from rehabilitation. With changes taking place in the health and characteristics of the population worldwide, this estimated need for rehabilitation is only going to increase in the coming years.

People are living longer, with the number of people over 60 years of age predicted to double by 2050, and more people are living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke and cancer. At the same time, the ongoing incidence of injury (such as a burn) and child developmental conditions (such as cerebral palsy) persist. These health conditions can impact an individual’s functioning and are linked to increased levels of disability, for which rehabilitation can be beneficial.

In many parts of the world, this increasing need for rehabilitation is going largely unmet. More than half of people living in some low- and middle-income countries who require rehabilitation services do not receive them. (Source: WHO)

We call for submission of your innovation or unique solution in the rehabilitation space.

  • The selected Solution providers/ Developers will get a chance to pitch their solution/product to an audience relevant Funders, Beneficiaries and CSR funding facilitators. Check the list of stakeholders who will be participating here (soon to be updated).
  • The Funders, Beneficiaries and CSR funding facilitators would get a connection to the Solution provider / Developer, willing to explore development or  deployment using CSR funding.  

Refer a CSR funder/beneficiary here