Hundreds of global health innovators gathered in five cities across India on March 11-12th, 2017 for the country’s largest multi-city healthcare hack-a-thon. During CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon, more than 500 engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, designers and public health innovators from across India, Africa and the U.S. convened in New Delhi, Manipal, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Bhubaneswar to help expand healthcare access for the urban poor. The event marked the first time that CAMTech, in partnership with Lattice Innovations and with sponsorship support from GE Healthcare, took its successful model of medtech hack-a-thons and exponentially expanded its reach and impact across India. Click here to read more.
From maternal and newborn health to air pollution, access to clean water, diabetes, and decentralized healthcare systems, participants pitched over 250 clinical challenges and formed 92 teams. Below are the five winning teams from each CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon location:
Each of these teams 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.
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.
In addition, all teams that participated in the CAMTech-X Jugaadathons are eligible to apply for the Post-Jugaadathon 1oo Day Competition, where up to five teams will be selected to attend the Final Demo Day event and showcase the progress they have made on their projects. Teams will receive $250 USD in travel support to send one representative on behalf of the team to present at the Demo Day. Applications are due May 10, 2017 at 5 PM EST. Click here to apply for the competition, and remember that you must be registered on the CIP to apply!
The grand prize winner in New Delhi will receive 10 Lakh rupees and six months of incubation support.
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.
National Urban Health Mission “Thrust Areas” for States –National Health Mission – Gov. of India
Challenges Faced by India’s Urban Poor – World Economic Forum
Urban Poverty in India, Slamming the Slums – Poverties.org