CAMTech's Mission

CAMTech's mission is to accelerate medical technology innovation and build entrepreneurial capacity to improve health outcomes in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

News & Events

July 25th, 2016

The First Mile of Care – CAMTech and GE launch First Mile Discovery Challenge in global primary care

July 14th, 2016

CAMTech Uganda is hiring! Apply for a Project Manager position in Mbarara!

June 30th, 2016

Recap of all recent CAMTech award winners and more – read the latest CAMTech Pulse!

May 25, 2016

CAMTech and Grand Challenges Canada Support Innovations Addressing Zika 

May 17, 2016

CAMTech is hiring! Read more about the Global Business Strategy Manager here!

April 29, 2016

The CAMTech Pulse is all new – check out the latest issue here!

April 24, 2016

Dr. Kristian Olson talks to ET Health World about the CAMTech INDIA Diabetes initiative

April 11th, 2016

Hacking for the win: Stanford students design new technology for nurses in needStandford Medicine

April 5th, 2016

Hacking the Zika ProblemUndark Magazine

April 4, 2016

Hacking Zika: Solving for an International ThreatMedTech Boston

April 4, 2016

Hack-a-thon at MGH Yields Innovations to Address Zika

March 18, 2016

Zika Hack, CIP news, Global Cancer Hack video and more – check out the new CAMTech Pulse!

March 1, 2016

Medtech Boston features Global Cancer Hack-a-thon winning team

March 1, 2016

Hack-a-thon spurs innovation for global cancer care

February 26, 2016

Radio Rounds talks to Elizabeth Bailey and Dr. Kris Olson about Cancer Care through Co-Creation

February 25, 2016

Powerful Patient interviews Dr. Kris Olson about CAMTech and the Global Cancer Innovation Hack-a-thon

February 22, 2016

Dr. Kris Olson talks to about balancing his many roles as clinician, family man and bee-keeping!

February 17, 2016

CAMTech and Global Oncology (GO) discussing the global cancer burden on MassBio 

February 2, 2016

The CAMTech Pulse is all new for February! Check it out now!

January 29, 2016

CAMTech INDIA Entrepreneur Bootcamp Helps Innovators Turn Life-Saving Technologies into Reality

December 15, 2015

Click here to read the year-end edition of the CAMTech Pulse!

November 27, 2015

CAMTech Director Elizabeth Bailey speaks to BioSpectrum about CAMTech’s efforts to accelerate medtech development in India

November 13, 2015

New videos, featured innovators and upcoming events – the latest CAMTech Pulse is out now!

October  16, 2015

ETHealthWorld speaks to Elizabeth Bailey about CAMTech’s global health efforts in India 

October 13, 2015

The Financial Times features CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon and winners

October 12, 2015

CAMTech introduces breakthrough solutions for diabetes epidemic in India

9 October 2015

The Hindu promotes CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon

September 29, 2015

CAMTech’s Open Innovation Platform to Address Diabetes Epidemic in India

September 28, 2015

CAMTech Innovation Award: Nyweza Wins Inaugural AB InBev Global Road Safety Prize

September 23, 2015

CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon and Co-Creation Lab profiled in The Observer

September 2, 2015

3rd Annual CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon spurs global health innovation and co-creation

August 25, 2015

The Indian Practitioner features CAMTech India Jugaadathon winners in August 2015 publication

August 17, 2015

CAMTech Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon featured in BioSpectrum

August 13, 2015

CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon winners featured in Chemical Industry Digest News

July 30, 2015

Check out the 2nd edition of the CAMTech Pulse!

June 30, 2015

Check out CAMTech’s new Online Innovation Platform featured in India’s liveMint

June 30, 2015

Family Planning and Telemedicine take top prizes at CAMTech INDIA Jugaad-a-thon

June 27, 2015

CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon 2014 winner and Innovation Awardee “BabySteps” featured in The Better India

CAMTech helps spur global health innovation in Boston and around the world – MedTech Boston

July 16, 2015

CAMTech INDIA Jugaadathon winners featured in The Hindu

June 10, 2015

CAMTech INDIA profiled in special YourStory: Social Story on innovation in medical technology

June 2, 2015

CAMTech’s Medical Director Kris Olsen featured in MedTech Boston’s Ask the Experts Series: Is Innovating Within an Academic Medical Center Really Possible?

May 5, 2015

Medical Device Development and The Lean Startup – Click here to view sides from this presentation.

May 1, 2015

Have you read the CAMTech Pulse this week? Check out our newsletter for the all the latest CAMTech news and events!

April 28, 2015

Road safety tools, cheaper medical scans among Grand Hack winning innovations

April 22, 2015

CAMTech AIR Device Featured in the BBC News

March 31, 2015

CAMTech and Innovation Award winner Whitesides Research Group featured in The Boston Business Journal

March 24, 2015

CAMTech Innovation Award: Whitesides Research Group at Harvard Receives $100K to Develop Low-Cost Sickle Cell Diagnostic

March 17, 2015

Check out CAMTech Medical Director Dr. Kris Olsen and CAMTech Uganda Manager Dr. Data Santorino featured in a special Urban Television​ video talking about Innovation Award winner Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR) and how it’s helping to save infant lives in rural health communities 

March 6, 2015

Congratulations to CAMTech InnovationAward‬ winner ayzh for their new partnership with TOMS, BRAC, UNFPA and Every Mother Counts supporting One for One handbags for safe births!

March 5, 2015

Check out CAMTech’s Medical Director Kristian Olson’s Top 10 Genius Idea featured at the 2015 MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference​.

March 3, 2015

The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) and SAMEER, in technical collaboration with WHO Country Office, announces the 5th International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment IIT Campus, Mumbai.

January 30, 2015

CAMTech INDIA to Accelerate Medical Technology Innovations that
Improve Health for Women and Children in India

December 16, 2014

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health spurs promising innovations to Stop Ebola

December 14, 2014

Innovators at MGH brainstorm ways to help fight Ebola

October 6, 2014

Healthy Newborn Network – The Augumented Infant Resuscitation: Refining a hackathon invention to reduce infant mortality at scale

September 16, 2014

Ebola outbreak: Barack Obama ‘to pledge US troops to fight virus’

July 29, 2014

DNA – City doctor innovates ‘Pel-dia’ to access the pelvic and fetal diameter…

July 29, 2014

Medtech Boston -Jugaad-a-thon: India’s Largest Healthcare Hackathon

July 29, 2014

DNA – Babysteps: An app to check your child’s health

July 25, 2014

Health City – City hackathon brings new health innovations for mothers and kids

July 20, 2014

CAMTech INDIA “Jugaad-a-thon” spurs promising innovations for maternal and child health

July 17, 2014

Business Week – A Medical Technology Hackathon for India’s Poor

June 24, 2014

AsianScientist – CAMTech To Boost Med Tech In India

June 24, 2014

India – Inaugural CAMTech India ‘Jugaad-a-thon’ launched

June 24, 2014 – Inaugural CAMTech India ‘Jugaad-a-thon’ launched

June 24, 2014

Inaugural CAMTech INDIA “Jugaad-a-thon” Launched with Glocal Healthcare and GE Healthcare

June 20, 2014

Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital Launches CAMTech INDIA

June 10, 2014 – Hackathons Aren’t Just for Coders. We Can Use Them to Save Lives

 CAMTech Initiatives and Events

CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon

August 26-28, 2016 | Mbarara, Uganda

The CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon will bring together medtech innovators from around the world to co-create surgical innovations for resource-limited settings.

Apply now to this exciting 48 hour event, where teams will work to transform ideas into prototypes that have the potential to revolutionize surgery outcomes in Uganda and around the world. Click here to learn more!



Opioid Epidemic Hack-at-hon

September 9-11, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts

Join the GE Foundation, CAMTech and MGH Global Medicine to innovate for new technologies and solutions that address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. The events kick-off with an Opioid Challenge Summit to launch discussions around key opioid-related addiction challenges, including panel discussions featuring leaders and voices from the field.

Click here to apply and learn more!

CAMTech Activities

CAMTech’s core methodology is to identify clinical challenges, source promising innovations
and develop game-changing medical technologies.


The most pressing clinical challenges
in low- and middle-income
countries through…
Clinical Summits


innovation and technologies that
tackle clinical challenges through…
Medical Hack-a-thons/
Innovation Awards


the most promising technologies
while building local entrepreneurial
capacity and medtech innovation ecosystem through…
Co-Creation Labs / Accelerator

What is a Clinical Summit?

The CAMTech Clinical Summit brings together physicians, nurses, healthcare workers, government and public health experts to identify pressing clinical needs and best practices in RMNCH care. This event serves as a pivotal activity to drive affordable medical technology innovation, including a “Technology Showcase” to preview early-stage and newly-marketed technologies that have the potential to improve healthcare.

What is a Medtech Hack-a-thon?

CAMTech’s hack-a-thons crowd-source solutions for critical clinical challenges in LMICs and foster entrepreneurship in the medtech space. Medtech hack-a-thons are two-day events that bring together engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and end-users to develop disruptive innovations to improve health in LMICs. Hack-a-thons provide a platform for engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and end-users to come together to advance knowledge-sharing across disciplines and catalyze better innovations for resource-constrained settings.

What is the CAMTech 100k Innovation Award Program?

The CAMTech Innovation Awards are part of a growing portfolio of health technologies supported by CAMTech’s mission to build entrepreneurial capacity and accelerate medical technology innovation for LMICs. Awards provide one year of research, development and/or commercialization support to a research institution, NGO, or for-profit company. Through a competitive request for proposal process, CAMTech has generated a growing pipeline of technologies that have been evaluated across public health impact, technical innovation, and commercial viability.

What is an Accelerator?

CAMTech incubates medical technologies with targeted technical assistance to identify the fastest and most viable path to commercialization. For its portfolio technologies, CAMTech provides resources and identifies partners at critical stages of medtech development. Read below for information about the new CAMTech Accelerator Program on the CAMTech Innovation Platform

CAMTech Program Launches

CAMTech Accelerator Program (CAP)

The CAMTech Accelerator Program (CAP) is a new initiative on the CAMTech Innovation Platform (CIP) that provides CIP users with robust support for early-stage global health technologies focused on improving health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. CAMTech will select three teams through a formal application process to launch a six-month pilot of CAP.
In addition to the existing expertise and resources provided through the CIP, each team will receive the following additional support to accelerate the path to commercialization:
  • CAMTech Innovation Award milestone-based funding (up to $25,000 USD) to support prototype/ product development, feasibility and design studies, and commercialization/scale up efforts.
  • A CAP Coach who will offer project management services to assist entrepreneurial teams in product development and commercialization efforts.
  • Participation in the CAMTech Accelerator Program (CAP) Cohort, which will help to publicize a team’s innovation and provide a wide range of peer-to-peer engagement opportunities.
  • Guided and customized expert match-making with CAMTech’s extensive global network of partners and collaborators to provide targeted mentorship (including ad hoc on-the-ground services depending on the country) via the CAMTech Innovation Platform.

Click here to learn more!


Innovator-In-Residence Program

CAMTech is looking for its next Innovator-In-Residence (IIR)! The IIR program offers innovators and experts a valuable mentorship opportunity to help develop the medtech innovation ecosystem in Mbarara, Uganda. Mentorship builds capacity for Ugandan entrepreneurs, students and faculty, and it also provides an opportunity for IIRs to be ambassadors once they return home. Click here to learn more and apply!

Our Team

Elizabeth Bailey

Elizabeth Bailey


Smitha Gudapakkam, M.E, MBA

Smitha Gudapakkam, M.E, MBA

Global Business Strategy Manager

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Medical Director

Alexis Steel

Alexis Steel

Program Manager

Amy Wachler

Amy Wachler

Events and Communications Manager

Kate Hutchins

Kate Hutchins

Project Manager

Harsha Kalidindi

Harsha Kalidindi

CAMTech Innovation Platform Manager

Lydia Asiimwe

Lydia Asiimwe

Uganda Administrative Manager

Data Santorino

Data Santorino

Uganda Country Manager

Patrick Ssonko

Patrick Ssonko

Uganda Co-Creation Lab Manager

Our Partners

Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

125 Nashua Street, Suite 722, Boston, MA 02114

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