Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) is a global network of academic, clinical, corporate, government and non-profit centers, working together to drive health innovation around the world

CAMTech Co-Creation Model

CAMTech’s global networkincludes over2,650 medtech innovatorsand experts and spanning across clinical, technical, design and businessbackgrounds. This diverse community provides an added value for cross-talk and technology translation to address pressing clinical challengesacross the world. In addition to primary programs in North America, EastAfrica and South Asia, CAMTech’s ongoing initiatives have reached over30 countriesand continue to grow. This global reach uniquely positionsCAMTech to draw on the strengths of various ecosystems that share acommon need for afordable health innovations

Partnering with CAMTech

Engagement with CAMTech’s open innovation platform presents a compelling opportunity for partners to createshared valuein healthcare.Representative organizations include:




CAMTech Featured Programs and Clinical Focus Areas (2012-2017)

Medtech Hack-a-thons

CAMTech Medtech Hack-a-thonsare two-day events that bring togetherlocal engineers, clinicians, entrepreneurs and end-users and empowerthem to develop disruptive innovations to improve health in LMICs.


  • 2012 Medtech Hack-a-thon
  • 2014 MIT Grand Hack
  • 2014 Stop Ebola Hack-a-thon
  • 2015 MIT Grand Hack (Road Safety)
  • 2016 Global Cancer Hack-a-thon
  • 2016 Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon
  • 2016 Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon


  • 2013 Medtech Hack-a-thon
  • 2014 Medtech Hack-a-thon (Road Safety)
  • 2015 MedTech Hack-a-thon
  • 2016 Global Surgery Hack-a-thon
  • 2017 Medtech Hack-a-thon


  • 2013 Medtech Hack-a-thon (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2014 Medtech Jugaadathon (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2015 Medtech Jugaadathon (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2015 Diabetes Innovation Hack-a-thon
  • 2017 CAMTech-X: Jugaadathon (Urban Health)

Innovation Awards

Innovation Awards are designed to accelerate radically innovative technologies and provide one year of research, product development, clinical trials and/or commercialization support. These innovation awards range anywhere from $10K to $100K depending on the stage of the technology

  • 2012 Innovation Awards
  • 2013 Innovation Awards
  • 2014 USAID India Awards2014 Uganda Launch Awards
  • 2014 USAID Awards (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2015 AB InBev Innovation Award (Road Safety)
  • 2016 Grand Challenges Canada Zika Innovation Awards
  • 2016 GE Foundation Opioid Epidemic Award
  • 2017 GE Healthcare Discovery Challenge Award (Primary Care)
  • 2017 GE Healthcare First Mile Innovation Challenge Award (Primary Care)
  • 2017 CAMTech-X: Demo Day Award (Urban Health)

Entrepreneurial Bootcamps

CAMTech’s Entrepreneur Bootcampshelp innovators turn their solutionsinto commercially viable, market-ready, medical products. The three-dayevents assemble key opinion leaders and experts to mentor innovatorson a wide variety of topics including:

  • 2015 Entrepreneur Bootcamp (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2016 Entrepreneur Bootcamp (Maternal/Child Health)

CAMTech Accelerator Program

The CAMTech Accelerator Program (CAP)provides innovators with robust support for early-stage global health technologies focused on improving health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.

  • 2014 Accelerator Cohort w/ InnAccel (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2015 Accelerator Cohort w/ InnAccel (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2016 Accelerator Cohort w/ InnAccel (Maternal/Child Health)
  • 2016 CAP Awards
  • 2016 Zika Accelerator Cohort
  • 2016 Opioid Accelerator Cohort

Co-Creation Labs

Co-Creation Labs foster entrepreneurial activity and provide a home for global health technologies and innovators.

  • 2014 Uganda Co-Creation Lab Launch