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ZS PRIZE, an award presented by ZS, has been designed to recognize, celebrate and advance innovation in health and healthcare using data, analytics, and disruptive technology.

In its inaugural year, ZS PRIZE will focus on shaping the future of Indian healthcare. This year it is seeking innovative healthcare solutions that will be large scale, easily accessible, and affordable for all. ZS PRIZE invites ideas from college students and professionals to change the state of Indian healthcare.

Designed by ZS, a global professional services firm with over 35 years of experience in healthcare and life sciences, ZS PRIZE will enable young innovators to create healthcare solutions that have the potential to change the future.

The winning team(s) will create ingenious solutions that will ultimately be the prize for millions of citizens who are in need of an evolved, accessible, and affordable healthcare system today.


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Rs 75 lakh


Millions of people are going through the emotional challenge and stigma associated with stammering and speech impairment. With the current speech therapy solutions being expensive, prone to relapse and inaccessible (only less than 1% of people in India having access to speech therapy), the team came up with a mobile app which acts as a personalized digital coach for the stutter that is both affordable and scalable. Ideas drive innovation, but when personal experiences also fuel the vision, relatability and compassion get added to the mix, and what you have is a winner. Two of the co-founders struggled with stammering from childhood and built the AI-powered speech therapy application to address the unmet need and create a huge societal impact.

Meet Singhal
Harsh Tyagi
Anshul Agarwal

Runners up


Rs 25 lakh

Ameliorate Biotech

The rapid testing ASSURED kit detects the three most prevalent mosquito borne diseases - Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue - on the 1st day of symptoms with a single blood sample, in less than 15 minutes. It uses vertical flow technology improving sensitivity and recombinant designed antigens improving specificity, minimizing the chances of false results.

Rashbehari Tunga
Binita Shrivastava Tunga

Rs 25 lakh

Padmaseetha Technologies

OmniPD is a portable peritoneal dialysis cycler that empowers renal patients to execute dialysis anytime, anywhere. This cloud based patient management system connects patients with their caretakers and doctors, stores dialysis data, and sends alerts for better preventive care.

Gowrishankar Wuppuluru
Thiagarajan Thandavan

Winner journey in ZS PRIZE

  • 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 the Stamurai story and their journey with ZS PRIZE here. Watch now.


See jury bios
Ravi Venkatesan
Business Leader, Former Chairman Microsoft India, Jury Chairman
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Executive Chairperson,
Sangita Reddy
Joint Managing Director,
Apollo Hospitals
Dr. Dipak Jain
President (European) CEIBS, Former Dean Kellogg School of Management
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy
President, Public Health Foundation of India
Vijay Chandru Reddy
Founder, Strand Life Sciences
Sandeep Singhal
Co-founder, Nexus Ventures
Dr. Ferzaan Engineer
Co-founder and Chairman, Cytecare Hospitals


The shortlisted 20 teams were mentored by ZS leaders and renowned industry experts. Each team received one-to-one mentoring to polish their idea for further presentation and pitch to the ZS Jury. Top 8 teams received additional mentoring from renowned clinical experts.

The two-phase mentoring schedule included:

  • Phase 1, 4 weeks: Top 20 teams
  • Phase 2, 1.5 weeks: Top 8 teams shortlisted from the top 20 teams

The teams were coached on various business-critical fundamentals to make their ideas viable and sustainable in the long run. Here we have mentors and teams sharing their experiences from the sessions.

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