CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon convenes India’s brightest minds to improve healthcare for country’s urban poor
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Hundreds of global health innovators gathered in five cities across the country this past weekend for India’s largest multi-city healthcare hack-a-thon, hosted by The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Health. During CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon, more than 500 engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, designers and public health innovators from across India, Africa and the U.S. convened on March 11-12th in New Delhi, Manipal, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Bhubaneswar to help expand healthcare access for the urban poor.
Participants formed 92 teams at the five simultaneous hack-a-thon sites and pitched over 250 problem statements, targeting a broad range of challenges faced by India’s urban poor, including newborn health, air pollution, access to clean water, diabetes, and decentralized healthcare systems.
The event was organized in partnership with Lattice Innovations and with sponsorship support from GE Healthcare. CAMTech is a global network of clinical, academic, corporate, and implementation partners whose mission is to build entrepreneurial capacity and accelerate medical technology innovation through an open innovation platform. The distributed concept allows CAMTech to take its successful model of medtech hack-a-thons and expand its reach and impact across India.