Nov 17, 2019

Ensuring care continuity for people with mental health conditions.

Ensuring care continuity for people with mental health conditions.

Cogniant is a novel mobile app that uses digital phenotyping to make proactive mental health diagnoses and bring early intervention benefits to large patient populations.

Cogniant was inspired by CEO Neeraj Kothari’s brother, who has a mental health condition. Neeraj saw his parents called suddenly to emergency departments to care for his brother, and began to search for ways to prevent episodes before they happen.

“Making our healthcare system more efficient and consumer driven so that it works for the population drives us,” says Neeraj.

Neeraj will pitch Cogniant at the upcoming MedTech Actuator™ Origin Gala Finals on Thursday 5th December in Melbourne. The MedTech Actuator™ Origin is Australia’s largest MedTech entrepreneurship competition, and is delivered by the MedTech Actuator™. For the first time this year, the competition has expanded to welcome competitors from India.

The MedTech Actuator™ Origin culminates in MedTech’s night of nights – a black-tie gala dinner and pitch night that see entrepreneurs battle for a share in AU$50,000 and fast-tracked entry to the MedTech Actuator’s flagship accelerator program. As a finalist, Neeraj and his co-founder Mairin Reid are being mentored by Hayley Quinn from Medtronic – a global healthcare solutions company operating in around 160 countries.

Want to see Neeraj pitch at the Gala Finals? Book your tickets today!

Find out more about Cogniant.

Thank you to our major Challenge partners and sponsors: The Federal Government, The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science; The Victorian Government, The Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions; Global Victoria; LaunchVic; Government of Karnataka; Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre; Johnson & Johnson; Cook Medical; Medtronic; K&L Gates; Vestech; IDE Group; Design + Industry; Tricycle Developments; Ingenuity Electronics Design; Outerspace Design; MiniFAB; LEAP Australia and Wave Digital.