CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon

March 11-12, 2017|  India

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!

Wondering what a hack-a-thon is like? Click here learn more about the hack-a-thon model and for FAQ’s.

CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon Hackers

 

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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CAMTech-X 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.

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 Sponsors

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:

  • Greater reach to a network of partners and experts in the field across urban centers in India
  • Access to an expanded novel pipeline of breakthrough technologies
  • Amplified positive public relations with a broad group of innovators and stakeholders across the country

Click here for full sponsorship details. For additional questions, contact Sandra Butler.

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

Time
Description
7:30 AMRegistration
8:00 AM
Breakfast
9:00 AM
CAMTech welcome address
9:30 AMIntroduction to hack-a-thon
9:40 AM Hacking 101
10:00 AMProblem pitches
11:30 AM
Hacking begins
2:30 PM
Hack shop opens
3:00Team registration
5:30 PM
Tea
8:30 PMDinner
9:00 PMHacker shop closes
12:00 AMTeam registration closes

Teams may continue hacking overnight

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Time
Description
8:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM
Mentors return
9:00 AMMandatory practice pitches begin
9:30 AM
Hacker shop opens
1:00Mandatory practice pitches end
1:00Hacker shop closes
1:30 PM
Lunch
2:30 PMFinal presentations, judges introduced
5:30 PMJudges deliberation
5:30 PM Participant feedback session
6:30 PMAwards and closing remarks

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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 PoorWorld Economic Forum

Forgotten Voices: The World of Urban Children in IndiaPWC

Urban Poverty in India, Slamming the SlumsPoverties.org