The First Mile Innovation Challenge

Together, the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Global Health Program and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions are excited to announce The First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies/solutions that directly address clinical or community hardships in global primary care.  These innovations should impact communities and individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on maternal, newborn and child healthcardiac care, and safe surgery. This initiative follows the First Mile Discovery Challenge, which identified the most pressing, unmet clinical needs in global primary care.  

Winners of the First Mile Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 USD in funding, as well as additional acceleration support from the CAMTech Innovation Platform and introductions to GE’s new five.eight Accelerator. Applications are due January 10, 2017.

 

 

Be sure and join the conversation online by following @CAMTechMGH and using #FirstMileChallenge on Twitter and Facebook!

Questions? Contact CAMTech Program Manager Alexis Steel –asteel@partners.org. Interested in learning more about CAMTech? Visit our website, follow us on Twitter via @CAMTechMGH, and check out our YouTube page for videos about our global health events and initiatives.