Deadline: 10 January 2017
CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions have announced 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).
Competitive submissions will demonstrate how the proposed technology/solution addresses an existing primary care health challenge and why current solutions are inadequate. Submissions will also outline how the innovation can be applied in clinical settings through a sustainable commercialization and business model.
Innovation focus must lie on:
- Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
- Cardiac Health
- Safe Surgery
Winners of the First Mile Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 USD in funding, in addition to introductions to GE’s new five.eight Accelerator and resources provided through the CAMTech Innovation Platform.
- Anyone that is addressing an unmet challenge in global primary care is eligible to submit the Letter of Intent.
- The First Mile Innovation Challenge is seeking innovations that are focused on improving health in low-and middle-income countries. However, technologies with potential global impact, including both low-and middle-income countries as well as high-income countries are eligible.
Note: Official signatures from an authorized representative from an academic institution, an NGO or a private company are not required for the preliminary stage/Letter of Intent but will be required in the full proposal submission stage.
How to Apply
The innovators must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit The First Mile Innovation Challenge.