The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health, in partnership with Lattice Innovations, is taking its successful model of medtech hack-a-thons and exponentially expanding its reach and impact across India.
Through CAMTech-X:Jugaadathon, CAMTech will hold simultaneous hack-a-thons across five cities to tackle one of India’s most pressing healthcare challenges: expanding access to healthcare for the urban poor. This will be India’s largest healthcare hack-a-thon to spur disruptive innovation and improve health in India and around the world!
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Participants – get ready for a hack-a-thon unlike any before. This will be India’s largest healthcare hack-a-thon to spur disruptive innovation and improve health in India and around the world! The winning teams representing the best innovations from each hack-a-thon will receive mentorship through the CAMTech team and network, and will have an opportunity to travel to New Delhi on June 17th, 2017 to present their innovations to investors, corporate partners, healthcare organization and other stakeholders, who will award three grand prizes.
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The winning teams representing the best innovations from each hack-a-thon will receive mentorship through the CAMTech team and network, and will have an opportunity to travel to New Delhi on June 17th, 2017 to present their innovations to investors, corporate partners, healthcare organization and other stakeholders.
The grand prize winner in New Delhi will receive 15 Lakh rupees and six months of incubation support. Click on the Prize tab in the section below to learn more.
CAMTech-X Jugaad-a-thon presents an unprecedented opportunity for sponsors to engage a diverse talent pool across multiple Indian cities (e.g., Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, etc.) to help transform access to healthcare for the urban poor. Sponsors experience:
The following agenda is a general overview of the weekend activities. Specific site agendas will be given out during the hack-a-thon.
Saturday, 11 March 2017
|9:00 AM||CAMTech welcome address
|9:30 AM||Introduction to hack-a-thon
|9:40 AM||Hacking 101
|10:00 AM||Problem pitches|
|11:30 AM||Hacking begins
|2:30 PM||Hack shop opens
|9:00 PM||Hacker shop closes|
|12:00 AM||Team registration closes
Teams may continue hacking overnight
Sunday, 12 March 2017
|8:30 AM||Mentors return
|9:00 AM||Mandatory practice pitches begin|
|9:30 AM||Hacker shop opens
|1:00||Mandatory practice pitches end|
|1:00||Hacker shop closes|
|2:30 PM||Final presentations, judges introduced|
|5:30 PM||Judges deliberation|
|5:30 PM||Participant feedback session|
|6:30 PM||Awards and closing remarks|
The first place winners from each site ($500 award, including travel) receive automatic entry into the June 17th finals in New Delhi. The winning team of the June 17th Delhi event will receive 15 laks.
All remaining teams from the five sites will have an opportunity to apply for a 100-day post-Jugaadathon award, where up to 5 teams will be selected to travel to Delhi and receive $250 USD toward their travel to compete in the June 17th finals.
Below are helpful articles, reports and statistics about urban poverty in India.
Challenges Faced by India’s Urban Poor – World Economic Forum
Urban Poverty in India, Slamming the Slums – Poverties.org