MGH RFP for Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies – Innovation Award


TITLE:  Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies  –  Innovation Award


DUE:  8 May  2013

AWARD:  $100k / award

SCOPE:  Through support from the Bacca Foundation and the Omidyar Network, the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce its 3rd Innovation Award to accelerate health technologies to improve the lives of people living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Innovation Awards are part of a growing portfolio of health technologies supported by the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at CGH. Applications should further CAMTech‟s mission to develop, test, and deploy low-cost, innovative health technologies to improve and save lives in the poorest regions of the world. Awards provide one year of research, development and/or commercialization support to a research institution, NGO, or for-profit company working on affordable medical technologies.  Innovative, low-cost technology can help address the problem of too few qualified health care providers and a growing patient demand in LMICs to expand access to health care in resource-poor settings. We define health technologies as tools (devices and protocols, but excluding medicines and vaccines) that can strengthen the delivery of healthcare. Developing these technologies requires user-enabled designs that are simple, field-tested and tailored with the end-user considered first and foremost in the design process. Therefore, proposals are encouraged to rely on co-creation – co-development with stakeholders in LMICs at every step of the development process to empower end-users to be innovators (instead of simply the recipients of technology innovation) – as a central component of technology development and commercialization.   The RFP call specifically for:

  • Strong public health impact
  • Commercial viability and sustainability
  • End-user input throughout the technology development process


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