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Event Recap


Highlights from the CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon


August 26-28, 2016 | Mbarara, Uganda

During the CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon, clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, students and designers spent 48 hours developing innovative medical technologies to improve surgical care in resource-limited settings. More than 250 participants from over 30 universities and organizations from across Africa, North America and Asia convened at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) to collaborate with experts and create innovations that can shift the global surgical paradigm for patients around the world. Thank you to our sponsors: Babson CollegeSafe Surgery 2020, GE Foundation and Medtronic and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Watch the video above and click here to read more about the event.

CIP News


First Mile Discovery Challenge

More than 100 clinicians and innovators answered the call from CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions to crowdsource unmet clinical needs in global primary care through the First Mile Discovery Challenge on the CIP

Be sure to stay tuned for exciting First Mile Challenge updates next week: we'll be announcing the 10 $1,000 prize winners, as well as launching a follow-on First Mile Innovation Challenge, which will call for technology solutions to challenges in global primary care.

Crowdfunding Campaigns

Zika Innovation Awardee Maternova  is crowdfunding to support its anti-Zika apparel product for women. With just 11 days to go, they need your help in reaching their fundraising goal. Click here to invest!


Post-Hack-a-thon Opportunities

  • Opioid Epidemic 90-Day Post-Hack Award - The GE Foundation and CAMTech will award $10,000 and six-months of acceleration support to the team that makes the most progress 90 days after the event. Click here to learn more.
  • Global Surgery Hack-a-thon 60-Day Post-Hack Award* - The top three teams that have made the most progress 60 days after the hack-a-thon will win the following sponsor prizes:
    • UNFPA $1,250 Prize
    • Babson $1,000 Prize
    • Safe Surgery 2020/GE Foundation $500 Prize
*Application information for this award will be posted on the CIP Opportunities page soon. 

CAMTech in the News

Opioid Hack-a-thon Winners on NPR!

Scott Strode from Team 'The 3rd Place' and Aubri Esthers from Team Mat Mobile, talk to Robin Young from NPR’s Here and Now about their winning innovations from the Opioid Epidemic Hack-a-thon. Listen here!

Check Out More CAMTech in the News

Hack-a-thon yields ideas to combat opioid crisis - The Boston Globe
Hacking a solution to Boston's opioid crisis - WBUR
Diverse solutions to a complex crisis -  MedTech Boston
GE Healthcare, CAMTech, partner for First Mile Challenge - The Economic Times of India

New on the Blog


Last week, infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Callahan of the Zika Foundation led the latest CAMTech Webinar for teams from the Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon. The session offers an in-depth look at the current trends and statistics related to the outbreak, including new areas of risk and the latest data from patient testing. You can watch the recording here, and be sure to subscribe to the blog for regular stories, interviews and more!

Event Recap


Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon


September 9-11, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts

As the opioid addiction crisis continues to escalate across Massachusetts and the U.S., the GE Foundation, MGH Global Medicine and CAMTech convened over 220 global health innovators and experts at District Hall in Boston at the Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon. The event challenged participants to create health innovations that can address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. The weekend opened with a Challenge Summit that included keynote speeches from 25 distinguished speakers from clinical, government, law enforcement and public policy sectors.

Watch the video above and click here to read more about the event.

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