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Searching for the next generation of global health innovators.


Do you have a unique idea for a new product or research project in global health?  Our annual Student Challenges Competition could help transform that idea into reality. 

Student Challenges highlights

Student Challenges Competition highlights

Student Challenges offers you the opportunity to showcase your research and to win prize money to fund your global health project.  

Each year, IGHI hosts a Dragon’s Den-style event to find the winner.

Read about last year's competition here.

We welcome applications from any UK-based university students. Projects can cover any aspect of global health innovation, such as improving hygiene or developing diagnostic tools for use in remote areas. 

The Institute will offer prize money to winners, with £10,000 up for grabs. 

How to enter 

To enter, you will need to complete an application form and submit a 2-3 minute compulsory promotional video illustrating your project idea and how it works. You can submit your application from 7 January 2020. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 7 February 2020. 

Click here to open the application form and submit your entry

Terms and conditions 

Terms and conditions for the 2020 competition can be found below, which outline what is expected from you as an applicant/finalist.


The competition will open for entries on 7th January 2020, and close on 7th February. We look forward to receiving your entries!

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