CAMTech’s Innovation Awards program is a request for proposals for innovative health technologies targeting pressing global health challenges. The awards look not only for innovative technical solutions, but also for solutions that will be sustainable and scalable in LMICs in the long term.
2013 Call for Proposals
With support from the Bacca Foundation and the Omidyar Network, the we are pleased to announce the next round of Innovation Awards to accelerate innovative technologies to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. We will be providing up to two $100,000 Innovation Awards.
- Request for Proposals
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Coversheet (required by all applicants)
- Sub-Contract Statement of Intent (if applicable)
- Budget Template
- Budget Justification Template
How much are the awards?
The awards provide US$100,000 for one-year of support for innovative technologies. Technologies are defined as devices and protocols, but excluding medicines and vaccines. CAMTech is agnostic to where the technology is in the product development process (e.g. prototyping, field-testing, market research for commercialization etc) as long as the budget reflects the scope of work proposed.
What are we looking for?
CAMTech is looking for technologies that can strengthen the delivery of healthcare. Successful proposals demonstrate the applicant’s technology will improve health outcomes specifically in LMICs; incorporate the value of co-creation throughout the process; have an interdisciplinary team with partners from LMICs; identify a business strategy that is sustainable; and be technologically feasible and innovative compared to what is currently available.
What is the process?
Innovation Awards are given on a quarterly basis to a range of recipients, including academic researchers, clinicians, engineers and business students, as well as for-profit institutions and NGOs. During the proposal development process, CAMTech urges applicants to contact the CAMTech team to ensure proposals meet all of the identified criteria. For example, proposals that include one of our LMIC partners in Uganda and/or India are preferred in order to enhance the CAMTech network and build capacity at our international sites. Proposals are submitted to CAMTech’s online platform – CoLab. Once proposals are submitted, an external Technology Review Committee (TRC) comprised by experts in the clinical, business and engineering sectors review the proposal. CAMTech’s goal is to have a one-month turnaround from when the proposals are submitted to when the winner is announced.