The First Mile Innovation Challenge

CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions announce The First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies/solutions that directly address clinical or community hardships in global primary care.  These innovations should impact communities and individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on:

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Cardiac Health
Safe Surgery

Submissions to First Mile Innovation Challenge closed January 10, 2017, and full proposals are due February 15th. Winners, announced in late March and will receive $25,000 USD in funding, in addition to introductions to GE’s new five.eight Accelerator and resources provided through the CAMTech Innovation Platform.

Competitive submissions will demonstrate how the proposed technology/solution addresses an existing primary care health challenge and why current solutions are inadequate. Submissions will also outline how the innovation can be applied in clinical settings through a sustainable commercialization and business model.

Visit the Opportunities page on the CAMTech Innovation Platform (CIP) to learn more!

This initiative follows the First Mile Discovery Challenge, which crowdsourced the most pressing, unmet clinical needs in global primary care.  Click here to learn more about the winning challenges on the CIP.