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Thank you for a great year together! 


As I reflect back on 2016, I feel so proud and grateful to be a part of this incredible network of global health innovators. It was an exciting and busy year, full of new initiatives and opportunities that broadened our reach and impact across the medtech innovation ecosystem. We continued our efforts toward developing maternal and newborn health technologies, tackled pressing challenges in cancer care, called on infectious disease experts and innovators in response to the Zika epidemic, developed new solutions to address the global surgery burden and joined together with hundreds of public health experts, law enforcement and patient/family advocates to bend the curve of the opioid epidemic (please see highlights video below.)

On behalf of the entire CAMTech team, I want to thank all of our innovators, expert mentors, sponsors and partners who work tirelessly every day to improve health on a global scale. Please consider supporting the impactful work of the CAMTech network (donate here)!

Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday season,

-Elizabeth Bailey, Director, CAMTech

A Look Back at 2016

 

Watch all the highlights from a great year at CAMTech!

 

Feature Opportunity

 

Win $25K for innovation in global primary care!

 

Less than one month before the deadline for The First Mile Innovation Challenge! We're looking for innovations that address clinical or community hardships in global primary care, with a focus on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Cardiac Health and Safe Surgery. Apply now to win $25,000 USD in funding, as well as introductions to GE’s new five.eight Accelerator and resources through the CAMTech Innovation Platform (CIP). Applications are due January 10, 2017. 

Feature Event

 

Opioid Epidemic Post-Hack Presentations

 


GE Foundation and CAMTech invite you to join us on January 24, 2017 at MGH in Boston for the Opioid Epidemic 90-Day Post Hack-a-thon Award Competition. Each team will present the progress they have made on innovations addressing the opioid epidemic since the hack-a-thon for the chance to win $10,000 and six months of acceleration support through the CAMTech Accelerator Program.  Click here to RSVP and view the full event schedule. 

CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon

 

Planning is underway for next year's CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon, when CAMTech, in partnership with Lattice Innovations, will hold five simultaneous hack-a-thons across India to develop innovations that can improve access to healthcare for the urban poor. Stay tuned for announcements about our CAMTech-X Ambassadors and specific site locations, as well as a call for general applications.

New on the blog!

 

Dr. Kris Olson blogs about his recent trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2nd Edition Helping Babies Breathe training, and the importance of continued learning for all innovators. Check it out and subscribe for regular CAMTech blog updates!

Notable Mentions



Congrats to Zika Innovation Awardee Maternova for surpassing their $100k crowdfunding goal! Click here to learn more about their anti-Zika apparel line for women. 



Opioid Hack-a-thon winner Scott Strode blogs for the Huffington Post about his first hack-a-thon experience and his team's solution, a recovery center called "The 3rd Place." 
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