CAMTech Pulse
View this email in your browser


          CAMTech Pulse Special Feature


Welcome to the November issue of The CAMTech Pulse!  This season, we're excited to share a new video highlighting our mission, some updates on our CAMTech Innovation Platform and the results from our disease-focused initiatives.  As always, we want to thank the organizations and individuals who have joined the CAMTech community and are working to develop innovations that will improve health on a global scale.

News from the CAMTech Innovation Platform


Since its launch last quarter, the CAMTech Innovation Platform continues to grow as a meeting place and resource for global health innovators around the world.  Read on to meet some of the inspiring members!

Featured Innovator

Shivangi Bajpai is the first CAMTech Innovation Leadership Fellow in Mbarara, Uganda. With support from her alma mater, Vellore Institute of Technology, she works in the CAMTech Uganda Co-Creation Lab on various innovations, including SaniDrop, a locally-produced hand sanitizer. Visit her profile on the CAMTech Innovation Platform to learn more!

Featured Expert

Marissa Pettit is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. She graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, and her area of expertise is at the crossroads of biotechnology and business strategy. Visit her profile on the CAMTech Innovation Platform to learn more!

Featured Innovation

AAMI - Advanced Acoustic Multimodal Interface helps children with dyslexia and people with partial and complete blindness to read. Visit its profile on the CAMTech Innovation Platform to learn more!

New CAMTech Initiatives


CAMTech introduces breakthrough solutions for diabetes epidemic in India

CAMTech and Lattice Innovations introduced path-breaking solutions at the CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon October 10-11, 2015 at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad. The event brought together over 200 participants, mentors and organizers to develop innovative and affordable health technologies that can improve the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes in India. Thank you to our sponsors: Marico Innovation FoundationTerumo, and MedtronicClick here to learn more and read about the winners, and click on the image above to watch a video from the event!

CAMTech INDIA: FICCI-Terumo Post-Jugaad-a-thon Award Winners

Through sponsorship from Terumo, CAMTech INDIA offered $1,000 to the team that made the most progress on their innovation 45 days after the USAID India-supported June 2015 RMNCH Jugaad-a-thon. This award went to Team O2-Matic (a low-cost method for oxygen production to address unpredictable availability of medical gases in resource-limited settings) and Team AAMI (Advanced Acoustic Multimodal Interface: an assistive reader/speaker for blind and dyslexic children). These two teams were awarded the prize at the FICCI Heal Conference in New Delhi in September 2015.

CAMTech in the News 


CAMTech Innovation Award Announced: Nyweza Wins AB InBev

Global Road Safety Prize

CAMTech and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) joined forces to crowdsource innovations that address global road safety. Nyweza is a low-cost device that makes motorcycle taxis (commonly called boda-bodas in Uganda and throughout East Africa) safer. The team behind Nyweza will receive $10,000 to further develop their innovation. Click here to read more, and click on the photo to watch a special video about Nyweza and Lydia Asiimwe's story: I am a Global Health Innovator, part of CAMTech's Voice of the Innovator video series. 

Check Out More CAMTech in the News

ET HealthWorld speaks to Elizabeth Bailey about CAMTech's global health efforts in India
The Financial Times features CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon and winners

Business Wire India Announces Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon
The Observer profiles CAMTech Medtech Uganda Hack-a-thon and Co-Creation Lab 
The Indian Practitioner features CAMTech INDIA Jugaad-a-thon winners in August 2015 edition

Save the Date

CAMTech Webinar: Raising Seed Capital for Global Health Ventures

November 19, 2015 – Online

Join us to hear from investors and successful fundraisers about how best to secure early-stage capital for your global health venture. Click here to register

CAMTech INDIA Entrepreneur Boot Camp

January 20-22, 2016 – Bangalore, India

Supported by USAID India, the CAMTech INDIA Bootcamp is an intensive program conducted by CAMTech and InnAccel for medtech innovators developing reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) technologies in India. Click here to apply!

Global Cancer Hack-a-thon

February 27-28, 2016 – Boston, Massachusetts

CAMTech and Global Oncology invite you to a 48-hour hack-a-thon to co-create new technologies, business models and process innovations to transform cancer prevention, diagnosis and care in resource-limited settings. Click here to apply!

Event Feature


CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon

August 26-28, 2015 | Mbarara, Uganda

The 3rd Annual CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon brought together over 200 participants and mentors from more than 30 universities and organizations from across Africa, North America and Asia for a weekend of ideation, innovation and co-creation.

Held at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), the 48-hour event invited students, engineers, entrepreneurs, clinicians and end-users to collaborate and develop affordable medical health technologies that address identified clinical pain points in Uganda and around the world. Click here to learn more about the event and the winners.
Earlier this month, CAMTech also presented a post-event prize to the team that made the most progress 30 days after the Hack-a-thon. Mechanically Operated Suction and Evacuation System (M.O.S.E.S) won $1,000 for their potentially game-changing device for surgery. 

Stay up to date with CAMTech

Follow us and subscribe to our new YouTube Channel!
Copyright © 2015 Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences