The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) established in 1965, represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies in India. OPPI remains committed to supporting the nation’s healthcare objectives and collaborating with all stakeholders to find sustainable solutions. OPPI believes the need for innovation must be balanced with the necessity for more accessible medicines, within a robust IP environment.


The pandemic brought out the true mettle of healthcare provision in India as lockdowns across the nation meant low to zero access to healthcare products, services and medicines. Organizations have been challenged to come up with durable solutions to deliver healthcare to a diverse country like India. And it is commendable to see the increasing entrepreneurial spirit displayed by these start-ups to have risen to the occasion in such a compelling environment.
Furthering its commitment towards pushing the country’s agenda on equitable access to healthcare, OPPI wishes to applaud the efforts of entrepreneurs with its Excellence in Innovation Health care start-up award. This award will recognise the innovative mind-set and digital, social focus to increase the healthcare outreach programs and amplify the access to healthcare products, services, and life-saving medicines.


Mentorship from and exposure to OPPI member companies.

A grant in aid of ₹ 1,00,000/-

Citation on media release, OPPI website, & social media handles.


  • 01The entity should be registered under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • 02Participation in the Excellence in Innovation Award is voluntary.
  • 03By participating in the Excellence in Innovation Award, the startups, nominator, ecosystem enablers agree to the OPPI’s and its partners use of its name, URL, photos and videos for promotional purposes on its website and other promotional material.
  • 04Any false information provided within the context of the Excellence in Innovation Award by any entity concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right, or non-compliance with these rules or any terms and conditions or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entity from the Awards process.
  • 05OPPI reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Excellence in Innovation Award or not award any entity in any sector or sub-sector.
  • 06OPPI reserves the right to disqualify any candidate/entity that tampers with the submission process, commits fraud or is in violation of criminal and/or civil laws.
  • 07The decisions of the Jury and the implementation committee shall be final and binding.