In 2015, MIF partnered with Villgro and CAMTech, to conduct the ‘CAMTech Diabetes Hackathon’- an experimental program to help fuel innovation in a different manner. We looked at the Hackathon as a means to spur innovations.
The event required teams to device innovations based on a decided problem statement within a 48 hour time period. In 2015, the event saw a total of 40 innovations developed over a weekend.
MIF and Villgro invested in the winning hack ‘Yostra Labs’ that developed a diagnostic device called Sparsh (a multi-parameter screening device to help early diagnosis of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy) and a treatment device called Kadam (a revolutionary therapeutic device to reduce the healing time of the Diabetic foot ulcer. It combines simplicity with the state of the art technologies in wound care).