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Global Health Hack Day Prize Reception
Friday, 16 March 2012 at 19:00 (GMT)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Humanitarian Centre and CUTEC present
a unique opportunity to impact global health through open innovation
On 17 March, 7 dynamic teams took on challenges presented by 7 organisations working with current global health issues. They have one week to work together to find an innovative approach to the challenge and to help these organisations make a positive impact in health in developing countries.
Please join us this Saturday 24 March at 6pm at the Department of Engineering as the teams present their ideas. All are welcome: come explore "open innovation" and be inspired!
7 organisations presented a challenge:
- Addenbrooke's Abroad
- Costello Medical Consulting
- Health Partners International
- Medic Mobile
- Patients Know Best
- The PHG Foundation
To read about the challenges in more detail, click here.
The teams will present to a panel of expert entrepreneurs and innovators, including:
Amy Mokady, i-Teams Programme Director
Amy Mokady is a serial entrepreneur who has held senior sales, marketing and business development roles in both start-ups and multinational companies, and now focuses on turning university research into practice.
Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence,Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School.
Alan Barrell has spent almost 30 years in senior executive positions in technology based industries and has become one of Cambridge's most articulate promoters of entrepreneurship.
Mauro Ciaccio, Co-founder Idea Tranform
Mauro is a co-founder of IdeaTransform, and the founder of Startup Masterclass programme & CamTechNet.info website. Mauro has over 15 years experience in delivering software solutions and, more recently, in organising programmes & support networks for startups. The Startup Masterclass programme launched this year is providing support to early-stage companies across the East of England.
Momina Sanam, International Development Consultant
Momina's work at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) addresses poverty with an integrated approach to alleviate it by mobilizing the communities and providing them community infrastructure schemes, institutional and human capacity building, livelihood opportunities, providing relief and rehabilitation in post disasters through NGOs. Her responsibilities also included providing enterprise development trainings to the PPAF's funded NGOs as well as the communities.She joins us from her temporary home at Univeristy of East Anglia, where she is pursuing her 2nd master's degree in Conflict, Governance and International Dvelopment.
The teams will be judged by the following criteria:
The winning team will receive a monetary token of congratulations from the Global Health Hack Day team, generously made possible by our sponsors.
Additionally, Idea Transform will award a team the chance to particpate FOR FREE in Idea Transform's upcoming innovation event (20-22 April) at the Judge Business School: http://ideatransform.org/. At Idea Transform, teams will work with expert mentors to turn their idea into a reality.
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The Humanitarian Centre
The Humanitarian Centre is an international development network that connects academia, industry, government and charities to find more effective ways of working together to address the root causes of global poverty and inequality.
We also build the skills and capacity of charity members, positively impacting communities across the world. We are affiliated with the University of Cambridge and a registered charity.