CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon

March 11-12, 2017| June 17, 2017|  India

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.

CAMTech-X Final Demo Day and Post-Jugaadathon 100 Day Competition

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 organizations 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 Sponsors

CAMTech-X Demo Day 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.

CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon Winners

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:

  • New Delhi: Team Mech Tech – a solution that helps reduce both air pollution and mosquito-borne illnesses by combining an air purifier with an electric mosquito/bug zapper
  • Bengaluru: Team Respiraid – an affordable alternative to current manual/hand-held ventilation devices that works with existing ventilation bags to ensure safer and more effective care
  • Manipal: Team TrackVac: a vaccination and immunization tracking for infants that sends vaccination reminders to mothers and community health workers
  • Bhubaneswar: Team SALUBRIOUS – a solution that helps improve micronutrient deficiency among the urban poor by blending micronutrients into commonly eaten foods, such as biscuits
  • Mumbai: Team Dash – a system to improve adherence to TB medication among the urban poor

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.

The following agenda is a general overview of the Demo Day Agenda

Saturday, 17 June 2017

10::30 - 11:30 AMRegistration/Product Showcase
11:30 - 11:45 AM
Opening Remarks
11:45 - 12:30 PM
Keynote Addresses
12:20 - 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 - 4:00 PMTeam Presentation (15 min per team)
4:00 - 4:30 PMJudges Deliberation/Tea
4:30 - 5:00 PM
Post-Hack Opportunities/Awards
5:00 - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks

The following agenda is a general overview of the hack-a-thon weekend activities.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

7:30 AMRegistration
8:00 AM
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
8:30 PMDinner
9:00 PMHacker shop closes
12:00 AMTeam registration closes

Teams may continue hacking overnight

Sunday, 12 March 2017

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
2:30 PMFinal presentations, judges introduced
5:30 PMJudges deliberation
5:30 PM Participant feedback session
6:30 PMAwards 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 PoorWorld Economic Forum

Forgotten Voices: The World of Urban Children in IndiaPWC

Urban Poverty in India, Slamming the