CAMTech's Mission

CAMTech's mission is to accelerate medical technology innovation and build entrepreneurial capacity to improve health outcomes in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

News & Events

December 16, 2014

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health spurs promising innovations to Stop Ebola

December 14, 2014

Innovators at MGH brainstorm ways to help fight Ebola

October 6, 2014

Healthy Newborn Network – The Augumented Infant Resuscitation: Refining a hackathon invention to reduce infant mortality at scale

September 16, 2014

Ebola outbreak: Barack Obama ‘to pledge US troops to fight virus’

July 29, 2014

DNA – City doctor innovates ‘Pel-dia’ to access the pelvic and fetal diameter…

July 29, 2014

Medtech Boston -Jugaad-a-thon: India’s Largest Healthcare Hackathon

July 29, 2014

DNA – Babysteps: An app to check your child’s health

July 25, 2014

Health City – City hackathon brings new health innovations for mothers and kids

July 20, 2014

CAMTech INDIA “Jugaad-a-thon” spurs promising innovations for maternal and child health

July 17, 2014

Business Week – A Medical Technology Hackathon for India’s Poor

June 24, 2014

AsianScientist – CAMTech To Boost Med Tech In India

June 24, 2014

India – Inaugural CAMTech India ‘Jugaad-a-thon’ launched

June 24, 2014 – Inaugural CAMTech India ‘Jugaad-a-thon’ launched

June 24, 2014

Inaugural CAMTech INDIA “Jugaad-a-thon” Launched with Glocal Healthcare and GE Healthcare

June 20, 2014

Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital Launches CAMTech INDIA

June 10, 2014 – Hackathons Aren’t Just for Coders. We Can Use Them to Save Lives

CAMTech Activities

CAMTech’s core methodology is to identify clinical challenges, source promising innovations
and develop game-changing medical technologies.


The most pressing clinical challenges
in low- and middle-income
countries through…
Clinical Summits


innovation and technologies that
tackle clinical challenges through…
Medical Hack-a-thons/
Innovation Awards


the most promising technologies
while building local entrepreneurial
capacity and medtech innovation ecosystem through…
Co-Creation Labs / Accelerator

What is a Clinical Summit?

The CAMTech Clinical Summit brings together physicians, nurses, healthcare workers, government and public health experts to identify pressing clinical needs and best practices in RMNCH care. This event serves as a pivotal activity to drive affordable medical technology innovation, including a “Technology Showcase” to preview early-stage and newly-marketed technologies that have the potential to improve healthcare.

What is a Medtech Hack-a-thon?

CAMTech’s hack-a-thons crowd-source solutions for critical clinical challenges in LMICs and foster entrepreneurship in the medtech space. Medtech hack-a-thons are two-day events that bring together engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and end-users to develop disruptive innovations to improve health in LMICs. Hack-a-thons provide a platform for engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and end-users to come together to advance knowledge-sharing across disciplines and catalyze better innovations for resource-constrained settings.

What is the CAMTech 100k Innovation Award Program?

The CAMTech Innovation Awards are part of a growing portfolio of health technologies supported by CAMTech’s mission to build entrepreneurial capacity and accelerate medical technology innovation for LMICs. Awards provide one year of research, development and/or commercialization support to a research institution, NGO, or for-profit company. Through a competitive request for proposal process, CAMTech has generated a growing pipeline of technologies that have been evaluated across public health impact, technical innovation, and commercial viability.

What is an Accelerator?

CAMTech incubates medical technologies with targeted technical assistance to identify the fastest and most viable path to commercialization. For its portfolio technologies, CAMTech provides resources and identifies partners at critical stages of medtech development.

CAMTech Program Launches

CAMTech India: Technologies for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH)

CAMTech India is a public private partnership (PPP) designed to accelerate medical technology innovation in order to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) outcomes around preventable deaths in India (and other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)). Sponsored by USAID India Mission, Bacca foundation and Omidyar Network, CAMTech at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health with will work with its partners in India to develop the most promising RMNCH technologies while building local entrepreneurial capacity in RMNCH medtech innovation in India.

CAMTech Uganda Co-Creation Lab

CAMTech is launching its first Co-Creation Lab in Uganda at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in 2014. This physical Co-Creation Lab will foster entrepreneurial activity, including innovation cafes, prototype development, accelerator program & clinical simulation/product testing. Future Co-Creation Labs both in India and USA are in discussion and will drive cross-pollination of ideas between India, Africa and USA.

Upcoming CAMTech Events

CAMTech-India Entrepreneur Boot Camp

January 28-30, 2015 | Bangalore, INDIA
Applications due January 1, 2015

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A 3-day intensive program to help entrepreneurs developing technologies to improve maternal and child health in India take innovative ideas to a commercially-viable, market-ready, medical product. The CAMTech India Entrepreneur Boot Camp is designed for medtech innovators (working on maternal and child health technologies) who want to see their game-changing idea develop into a life-saving product. This 3-day program includes interactive workshops in product engineering and realization, clinical validation and testing, business strategy, IP and regulatory strategy, financing and investment, and commercialization strategies. The program is conducted by InnAccel, with its experienced medtech industry professionals, and will also include a wide range of industry, investment, clinical and technical experts.  The Boot Camp is intended for medtech innovators (engineers, product designers, business experts, clinicians) who are committed to developing and commercializing technologies that have the potential to save the lives of women and children across India, and the world!

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MGH Center for Global Health Stop Ebola Hack-a-thon

December 13–14, 2014 | Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA

Learn More ›

Driving innovation for Ebola frontline health workers to improve patient care and provider protection
The Stop Ebola Hack-a-thon will bring together some of the world’s brightest minds to develop essential, innovative and affordable health technologies that can better assist frontline health workers save the lives of patients affected with the Ebola virus. In 48 hours, clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs and end-users will co-create to transition ideas into affordable prototypes that have the potential to transform the clinical care provided to Ebola patients in West Africa and around the world.

View press release ›

Our Team

Elizabeth Bailey

Elizabeth Bailey


Smitha Gudapakkam, M.E, MBA

Smitha Gudapakkam, M.E, MBA

Business Development Manager

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Medical Director

Data Santorino

Data Santorino

Uganda Country Manager

Patrick Ssonko

Patrick Ssonko

Uganda Co-Creation Lab Manager

Alexis Steel

Alexis Steel

Grant Administrator

Lydia Asiimwe

Lydia Asiimwe

Uganda Administrative Manager

Kate Hutchins

Kate Hutchins

Program Coordinator

Our Partners

Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

100 Cambridge Street, 15th Floor Boston, MA 02114

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