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Empire State Opioid Epidemic Innovation Challenge

September 28, 2018
06:45pm

Overview: In partnership with the State of New York, the Office of the Staten Island Borough President, Northwell Health, the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Columbia University School of Engineering, CAMTech will host the Empire State Opioid Epidemic Innovation Challenge for a diverse community to co-create solutions that have the potential to change the trajectory of the local and national opioid crisis. 

The Innovation Challenge is comprised of two events. First, on Sept. 28, the Challenge Summit will convene clinicians, government representatives, public health experts and affected community members to facilitate a discussion of challenges and provide critical insight into the opioid epidemic. Importantly, this day serves as the unmet needs identification in the opioid crisis to inform solutions designed and built over the weekend. Following the Challenge Summit on Sept. 29-30, the Solutions Sprint will serve as an open-innovation platform for a diverse community to co-create solutions over a 48-hour period. 

Challenge Summit
  • Friday, September 28, 2018 (7:45 AM – 5:00 PM) Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research, Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, 530 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
Solutions Sprint
  • September 29 – September 30, 2018, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research, Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, 530 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
Demo Day
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM), Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research, Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, 530 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027