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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.

Please note that the competition for the 2018/19 academic year has now closed for entries and will reopen in January 2020. 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.

Full details of how the competition works and what you need to do to enter can be found on the Student Challenges website

Terms and conditions 

Read the full terms and conditions document below, which outlines what is expected from you as an applicant/finalist.


The competition for the 2018/19 academic year has now closed and will reopen in January 2020. But if you think you'd like to apply for next year's event, full details of how the competition works can be found here

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