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Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon


April 2-3, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts

Attention designers, engineers, clinicians and all innovators! We need your knowledge and expertise for a 48-hour hack-a-thon to create new product concepts, design novel personal protective equipment and develop new methods for local vector control that will help bend the curve of the Zika epidemic and similar outbreaks. Space is limited, so apply now and be part of the solution!

CIP News

Have something innovative to share? We want to know about it! The CAMTech Innovation Platform (CIP) has a new Peer-to-Peer Learning portal that encourages experts and innovators to share their knowledge and expertise with one another by posting resources (articles, websites, videos, documents, etc.).

Posting a P2P learning opportunity allows users to exchange new ideas, insight and strategies with nearly 1,000 global health innovators and experts from around the world who are passionate and committed to solving some of the worlds most pressing health challenges. Share with us today!

Featured Innovator 

Dr. Jamilah Nabukenya is an ENT Specialist at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Uganda. She is also a member of Team GPCC, a device for early cancer screening that won the $250 Uganda Prize at the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon in Mbarara, Uganda. Visit her profile on the CAMTech Innovation Platform to learn more!

Featured Expert

Elizabeth Johansen is a strategy, design, and technology expert with a background in international development and emerging markets. Passionate about global health, she also has start-up experience ranging from operations to strategy, and is skilled in leading cross-functional teams that enable technology to improve the lives of those living on less than $5/day. Visit her profile on the CAMTech Innovation Platform to learn more!

Featured Innovation

Fever Finder is a device for early detection of sepsis in pediatric cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries. It also won the $1,000 First Place prize at the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon last month in Boston. Visit its profile on the CAMTech Innovation Platform to learn more!

CAMTech In the News


Dr. Kris Olson talks work, family and bee-keeping!

CAMTech's Medical Director Dr. Kris Olson recently sat down with to discuss his many roles in life, including full-time clinician, father to three and inventor/entrepreneur. Read on to learn more about his busy life! 

Check Out More CAMTech in the News

Fever Finder takes First Place at Global Cancer Hack-a-thon - Medtech Boston
Elizabeth Bailey and Dr. Kris Olson interviewed about Cancer Care through Co-Creation - Radio Rounds
CAMTech and Global Oncology (GO) discuss the global cancer burden -MassBio

Save the Date

CAMTech Webinar: Crowdfunding for your Startup  

April 20th  – Online
9:00 - 9:30 AM EST

The key to a successful startup is the financial support generated in the early-venture phase of the company. Join us as we discuss strategies for successfully crowd-funding your startup. Click here to register, or sign-up on the CIP.

Rethinking Global Health at MIT 

May 9th, 2016  – MIT Media Lab
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

An event bringing together members of the MIT community and Boston area who are actively working on global health and who have a strong interest in cost-effective healthcare. Click here to register!

Inside the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon!

More than 180 global health experts and innovators came together last month to develop affordable medical technologies to address the global cancer burden. Organized by CAMTech, Global Oncology (GO) and the MGH Cancer Center, the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon convened students, healthcare providers, non-profits, clinical organizations and industry partners for an opportunity that encouraged shared value around one main goal: improving the lives of cancer patients around the world. Watch the video above, the second in the CAMTech Voice of the Innovator series, to witness the energy and enthusiasm at the event, and follow the story of one of the winning teams as they developed a device to identify and treat sepsis for pediatric chemotherapy patients. 
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