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).

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

Technology Innovation Awards for Maternal and Child Health

Request for Proposals:
Letter of Intent Requests – Closed
Full Proposals Due October 15, 2014
Learn more ›

Through its Innovation Awards program, CAMTech India will award three grants (for $75,000, $50,000 and $25,000) to develop, field test, commercialize and/or clinically evaluate health technologies that address preventable deaths for women and children in India.

CAMTech is looking for technologies that are radically-innovative, have the potential for widespread public health impact and can be commercially-viable through a sustainable business model. Awards provide one year of research, development and/or commercialization support at a research institution, NGO or private for-profit company. To be competitive, proposals should come from an India-based organization, incorporate end-users in the technology development process, and be from teams that have expertise across public health, technology and business. 

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2nd CAMTech-MUST
Medtech Hack-a-thon

Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Mbarara, Uganda
August 22–24, 2014
Application deadline: June 30th, 2014

The CAMTech-MUST Hack-a-thon will bring together some of the world’s brightest minds to develop innovative medical technologies and build entrepreneurial capacity in global health. Clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs and end-users will co-create to solve pressing health challenges in low- and middle-income countries. In 48 hours, teams will move from ideas to prototypes with early business models that have the potential to transform health outcomes in Uganda and around the world.

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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

Molly Ward

Molly Ward

Administrative Assistant

Our Partners

Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

100 Cambridge Street, 15th Floor Boston, MA 02114

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