Submissions Open: 15 April 2024 - 15 July 2024

Awards Ceremony coincides with
Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery academic symposium

KS International Innovation Awards 2024
Important Dates

  • 15 April – 15 July 2024 - Submissions accepted

  • 16 July 2024  - Judging commences

  • 15 February 2025 - Awards ceremony in Jaipur, India

  • 14-16 February 2025 - Humans on the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery, academic symposium with presentations selected from KS Awards competition in Jaipur, India


The Vattikuti Foundation invites surgeons to submit high-quality, robotic surgery entries for the KS International Innovation Awards 2024.

Two submission tracks for 2024: Robotic Procedure Track or Innovation Track

Entries are competing for cash prizes, a People’s Choice Award, and selection for presentation at the accompanying symposium, Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery in Jaipur, India, 14-16 February 2025. 

Submissions accepted 15 April – 15 July 2024.

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About the Awards

The KS International Innovation Awards are intended to honor the memory of the late CEO of Vattikuti Technologies, Krishnaswami Subrahmaniam (KS), whose tireless efforts established and expanded robotic surgery programs throughout India. Through this event, the inspiration from KS continues, elevating excellence in surgical technology and talent from around the globe.

The goal of the Awards is to recognize surgical talent and share new, cutting-edge educational robotic surgery procedures and technology with the world.


Krishnaswami Subrahmaniam (KS)

2023 Winning Submissions

1st Place

Adeel Khan

Robotic Deceased Donor Liver Transplant

Washington University at St.Louis

St.Louis, MO, USA

3rd Place

Sandeep Nayak

Robotic Breast-axillo Insufflation Thyroidectomy (RABIT)

Fortis Cancer Institute

Bangalore, India

People's Choice Award


Suhas Masilamani

Enhanced Mid-Resection Workflow Technique for Robotic Assisted TKA

Sunshine Bone & Joint Institute
KIMS-Sunshine Hospital

Hyderabad, India

KS International Innovation Awards 2023
140 submissions from 14 countries