Expanding Global Access to Healthcare

At Medtronic, we believe everyone should have access to quality, affordable healthcare. We also know that we lack the appropriate innovations to reach billions of patients who do not have access to our therapies and services. Designing innovative healthcare-access solutions in resource-limited settings requires a fundamentally different approach.

Formalized in 2016, Medtronic Labs is a distinct business within Medtronic that maximizes social impact alongside financial sustainability. Medtronic Labs designs healthcare delivery service models with and for underserved communities that integrate digital and product technologies across the patient care continuum. To amplify our impact and reach scale, we partner with local tech entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, NGOs, governments, and other stakeholders.


Addresses the spread of chronic ear infections and associated hearing loss through awareness, diagnosis and treatment in underserved populations.

Empower Health
Reduces the disease burden and improves efficiency in managing hypertensive patients with a platform-based model of care.

Coming up
Medtronic Labs is actively exploring additional clinical areas to expand access to healthcare for underserved patients, families, and communities.