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).

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News & Events

September 23, 2015

CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon and Co-Creation Lab profiled in The Observer

September 2, 2015

3rd Annual CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon spurs global health innovation and co-creation

August 25, 2015

The Indian Practitioner features CAMTech India Jugaadathon winners in August 2015 publication

August 17, 2015

CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon featured in BioSpectrum

August 13, 2015

CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon winners featured in Chemical Industry Digest News

July 30, 2015

Check out the 2nd edition of the CAMTech Pulse!

June 30, 2015

Check out CAMTech’s new Online Innovation Platform featured in India’s liveMint

June 30, 2015

Family Planning and Telemedicine take top prizes at CAMTech INDIA Jugaad-a-thon

June 27, 2015

CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon 2014 winner and Innovation Awardee “BabySteps” featured in The Better India

CAMTech helps spur global health innovation in Boston and around the world – MedTech Boston

July 16, 2015

CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon winners featured in The Hindu

June 10, 2015

CAMTech INDIA profiled in special YourStory: Social Story on innovation in medical technology

June 2, 2015

CAMTech’s Medical Director Kris Olsen featured in MedTech Boston’s Ask the Experts Series: Is Innovating Within an Academic Medical Center Really Possible?

May 5, 2015

Medical Device Development and The Lean Startup – Click here to view sides from this presentation.

May 1, 2015

Have you read the CAMTech Pulse this week? Check out our newsletter for the all the latest CAMTech news and events!

April 28, 2015

Road safety tools, cheaper medical scans among Grand Hack winning innovations

April 22, 2015

CAMTech AIR Device Featured in the BBC News

March 31, 2015

CAMTech and Innovation Award winner Whitesides Research Group featured in The Boston Business Journal

March 24, 2015

CAMTech Innovation Award: Whitesides Research Group at Harvard Receives $100K to Develop Low-Cost Sickle Cell Diagnostic

March 17, 2015

Check out CAMTech Medical Director Dr. Kris Olsen and CAMTech Uganda Manager Dr. Data Santorino featured in a special Urban Television​ video talking about Innovation Award winner Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR) and how it’s helping to save infant lives in rural health communities 

March 6, 2015

Congratulations to CAMTech InnovationAward‬ winner ayzh for their new partnership with TOMS, BRAC, UNFPA and Every Mother Counts supporting One for One handbags for safe births!

March 5, 2015

Check out CAMTech’s Medical Director Kristian Olson’s Top 10 Genius Idea featured at the 2015 MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference​.

March 3, 2015

The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) and SAMEER, in technical collaboration with WHO Country Office, announces the 5th International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment IIT Campus, Mumbai.

January 30, 2015

CAMTech INDIA to Accelerate Medical Technology Innovations that
Improve Health for Women and Children in India

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 Initiatives and Events

CAMTech Innovation Platform

Accelerating global health technologies to commercialization and patient impact

The CAMTech Online Innovation Platform is addressing a critical gap in the medtech ecosystem by providing expertise, resources and targeted support to global health innovators. The unique needs of this network will be met through access to experts,  investors, clinical opportunities, partners, resources and the innovator community.

CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon

October 9-11, 2015 | Hyderabad, India

A medical technology hack-a-thon to drive innovation in diabetes prevention, diagnosis and management in India.

Calling clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and end-users to co-create new technologies and business models to transform the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes in India.

Over a 48-hour period, teams — through cross-disciplinary collaboration, mentorship and award incentives — will transform ideas into breakthrough innovations that have the potential to shift the paradigm to integrated care management (ICM) and transform diabetic care in India and around the world.

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.

Our Team

Elizabeth Bailey

Elizabeth Bailey


Smitha Gudapakkam, M.E, MBA

Smitha Gudapakkam, M.E, MBA

Global Business Strategy Manager

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Medical Director

Alexis Steel

Alexis Steel

Program Manager

Amy Wachler

Amy Wachler

Events and Communications Manager

Kate Hutchins

Kate Hutchins

Program Coordinator

Lydia Asiimwe

Lydia Asiimwe

Uganda Administrative Manager

Data Santorino

Data Santorino

Uganda Country Manager

Patrick Ssonko

Patrick Ssonko

Uganda Co-Creation Lab Manager

Our Partners

Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

100 Cambridge Street, 15th Floor Boston, MA 02114

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