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Innovating on a Shoestring


for Members

Innovating on a Shoestring

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The New York Academy of Sciences

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This workshop focuses on the unique needs faced by the medical community in low-resource settings and how to apply scientific and technological tools to create designs adapted to these environments. The problem calls for an approach that marries practical ingenuity with advanced biotech know-how, and attendees will be introduced to the relevant design principles and led through a number of successful case studies. This event, co-sponsored by Scientists Without Borders, will be led by Dr. Jacqueline Linnes, who is a researcher at MIT's Innovations in International Health program (, a collaborative research consortium focused on developing innovative solutions to global health issues.  

Graduate students, postdocs, medical students, and other physicians-in-training interested in contributing their time and expertise towards problems in the developing world are encouraged to attend. Practical resources to identify actual problems, find on-the-ground organizations for partnering, and how to share and implement their solutions will be provided.

About Scientists Without Borders:
Scientists Without Borders is a public/private partnership that uses open and collaborative innovation to generate, share, and advance innovative science and technology-based solutions to the world's most pressing global development challenges. More info can be found at

This event will also be broadcast as a webinar.

Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.

Registration Pricing

This meeting is free for all.


Networking reception to follow

Presented by


Grant Support


Jacqueline Linnes


Jacqueline Linnes is a postdoctoral researcher working in a collaboration between the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital working and the Innovations in International Health (IIH) program at MIT. She holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and a certificate in Global Health from the University of Washington. Her current postdoctoral research focuses on ultraviolet disinfection technologies for the prevention of tuberculosis transmission. Jacqueline also leads the IIH initiative for mobile diagnostics development. She has extensive international health experience including co-founding PotaVida, a company creating low-cost solar disinfection indicators for clean water, and leading user-response assessments of improved cooking stoves in rural Bolivia. She sits on the board of the Two Wheeled Foundation, a network of social investors and entrepreneurs empowering innovation and education in developing communities.


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Monica Kerr at or 212.298.8612.

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Grant Support

Promotional Partner

Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New Drugs

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