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ZS PRIZE is a healthcare innovation award that aims to recognize and celebrate innovation in Healthcare using data, analytics, and advanced technology and helps create healthcare outcomes that are accessible and affordable for all.

Designed by ZS, a management consulting and technology firm, ZS PRIZE invites innovative ideas from startups, professionals and students that have the potential to change the future of Indian Healthcare.

The winning team(s) will create ingenious solutions that ultimately benefit millions of citizens who require an evolved, accessible, and affordable healthcare system today.

The inaugural edition successfully recognized and celebrated transformative solutions for complex healthcare problems. This second edition is powered with extensive mentorship and will further enhance the large-scale impact of these solutions in making Healthcare affordable and accessible.


Glimpses of inaugural edition

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Team Stamurai, ZS PRIZE 2021 Winners
From left to right: Anshul Agarwal, Member, Harsh Tyagi, Member, Meet Singhal, Leader
Ameliorate Biotech, ZS PRIZE 2021 Runner up
Rashbehari Tunga, Leader, Binita Shrivastava Tunga, Member
Padmaseetha Technologies, ZS PRIZE 2021 Runner up
Gowrishankar Wuppuluru, Leader

Winner journey in ZS PRIZE

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Team Stamurai, ZS PRIZE 2021 Winners
In conversation with ZS PRIZE 2021 Winner, Team Stamurai
Stuttering speech disorder and a nervous breakdown couldn’t stop Meet Singhal from helping others facing the same issues. He and his friends Anshul Agarwal and Harsh Tyagi founded Stamurai to help people overcome speech impairment. A proud winner of ZS PRIZE inaugural edition, he shares...

How it works

Register for ZS PRIZE
Idea submission
Participants share their transformative idea
Top 20 teams will undergo intensive mentorship from ZS
6th Feb 2023 to 3rd Mar 2023 Closed
Jury pitch & award ceremony
Top 8 teams present to the Jury during the Gala award ceremony
April 2023 Closed


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Ravi Venkatesan
Jury Chairman, Business Leader, Author, and Social Entrepreneur
G V Prasad
Indian business executive, and co-Chairman and Managing Director of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Aarti Shah
Board Member at NVIDIA and Northwestern Mutual
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy
President, Public Health Foundation of India
Vinita Bali
Global business leader, ex-MD & CEO of Britannia
Vijay Chandru
Co-Founder, Strand Life Sciences
Sandeep Singhal
Entrepreneur, Pioneer in Indian Venture Capital Industry
Dr. Ferzaan Engineer
Co-founder and Chairman, Cytecare Hospitals


India is a country of over a billion people across rural, semi-urban, and urban landscapes. There are several gaps in how the population receives primary and secondary care across a gamut of diseases.

While organizations are doing their part by bringing in innovative healthcare solutions, there is still great potential in the untapped minds of the younger generation. ZS PRIZE will thus become the catalyst that brings the thoughts under one roof and unlock these ideas to create a better future.

ZS PRIZE will provide an opportunity to create an innovative, tech-enabled, novel healthcare solution. These solutions will help young India actively contribute and bring a change to the Indian healthcare landscape.

If you have a working prototype, share relevant information on it when submitting your entry. Submissions of working prototypes are more likely to get shortlisted.

  • The Healthcare Challenge (The Why) 30%
    • Well-articulated healthcare problem statement
    • The significant need in India being addressed
  • The Core Solution (The What) 35%
    • Novelty/innovativeness of the proposed solution
    • Estimated impact of the solution (with substantive evidence to back-up claims)
  • The In-depth Plan (The How) 35%
    • The kernel of the proposed approach/methods
    • Skillset of the team (commitment, the tenacity etc. to carry it through)
    • The completeness of the development plan
Delighters (value-add while considering the shortlist)
  • Proof-of-concept (tested elements of the concept)
  • Market feedback on estimated solution value through user research
  • Early user experience feedback on solution prototype

Winners of ZS PRIZE will receive cash rewards from the prize purse, as follows.
  • First prize: Rs 75 lakh
  • Runners-up (two): Rs 25 lakh each
  • Five winners/teams: Rs 5 lakh each
Additionally, top 50 teams will benefit from a fast-track interview process for career opportunities in ZS.

The intellectual property of the idea remains with the participant. ZS may, however, possess or develop products or services similar to those submitted to ZS PRIZE.

ZS PRIZE comprises a multi-level process: registration, submission, evaluation, mentoring the shortlisted, pitch to the jury, and winner's announcement.

The experience and expertise that ZS brings toward providing innovative healthcare solutions leveraging data, analytics, and technology, makes ZS PRIZE a unique platform for India's young minds that are raring to do greater good for the ordinary people. Through ZS PRIZE and the various stages of this award, you will be able to ideate and create path breaking solutions that will create a deep sustainable impact. ZS PRIZE is an innovative platform to help advance, award, and celebrate innovations that drive large-scale impact across the population.
The award also offers an in-built six-week mentorship with senior ZS professionals, industry experts and an eminent jury, who will pick the winners. Worthy finalists and shortlisted teams will be provided further support post finale, at the discretion of the mentors from ZS.

The winner(s) of the coveted ZS PRIZE should be a future thought leader, an entrepreneur who can lead conversations, and create tangible solutions that will create an impact in the lives of millions. Aside from the cash prize, winners will gain access to in-depth expertise from within the healthcare industry through the in-built mentorship program. Those shortlisted will showcase their solutions to a jury that boasts of some of the biggest names from healthcare and tech industries. Winning participants and teams will benefit from the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to solve for India's healthcare challenges. The recognition and honor of winning the coveted ZS PRIZE will be additional.

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