Do you have a unique idea to improve in Global Health?


Student Challenges Competition

The Institute of Global Health Innovation's annual Student Challenges Competition could help transform that idea into reality.

Our Student Challenges Competition, which opened for entries this Monday, is open to all university students based in the UK and offers the opportunity to win funding towards the implementation of a global health innovation. 

Each year, a Dragon’s Den style event is hosted in London to find the winner who will win £5,000 (runners up and audience choice prizes are also awarded).

Applications can cover any aspect of global health innovation. 

For example:

  • Aiding patients with physical disabilities in the developing world;
  • Improving sanitation and hygiene;
  • Tackling chronic diseases;
  • Finding new diagnostics for infectious diseases in remote areas;
  • Enhancing and reshaping global health policy and processes

For more information, visit our website

Need help with your idea?

This year, in partnership with the Imperial Enterprise Lab, IGHI will provide a number of opportunities to help students develop their application and pitch. If you are interested in submitting an application to IGHI’s Student Challenges Competition, Imperial Enterprise’s pitching events can help you get started.

11 January, 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Brainstorming workshop 
Interested in applying but don’t know where to begin? The Brainstorming workshop is designed to help you get started and to assist you in finding a winning idea. Click here to register.

15 January (2:00pm - 4:00pm) and 18 January (9:00am - 11:00am) - Application drop-in sessions
Need some advice on completing your application? Drop into the Imperial Enterprise Lab who’ll be happy to help. To attend, please email James Sheppard at

Read about how last year's winners Ideabatic have got on since winning £5,000 towards their project.

Applications close on 8 February 2018 11.59pm.

Find out how to apply by visiting our website.


Jo Seed

Jo Seed
Institute of Global Health Innovation

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