The Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge
GATHERING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEAMS WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE WORLD'S MOST PRESSING HEALTH CHALLENGEs
The Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge is an annual competition founded by the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health, which sponsors the $10,000 HealthRoots Grand Prize. The partnership has now expanded to include the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and UC Davis. We offer student teams from universities worldwide the opportunity to present their ideas for low-cost, high-impact, and scalable global health solutions. All finalist teams receive powerful mentorship and development opportunities — and one team goes home with the $10,000 HealthRoots Grand Prize. Learn more about this year's challenge timeline and focus areas.
Past judges have included investors from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the founding CEO of Yahoo!, the Chief Strategy Officer of PATH, the President of Global Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Product Manager for Health at Facebook, the President and CEO of Bioness, Inc. as well as board members from the Global Health Research Foundation and the International Aids Vaccine Initiative.
The 2017 Challenge
On May 20, 2017, the finalists met at UC Berkeley for workshops, networking events, and a public pitch event. The teams presented their innovations to a group of high-level judges in clinical leadership and the sciences, public health, and venture capital. Congratulations to Global Water Labs, the 2017 HealthRoots Grand Prize winner — read more here!
THE 2017 FINALISTs
This year's finalist teams joined us from Rice University, Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UCSF, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, and the University of Michigan; each having been chosen for their unique, innovative, sustainable and scalable innovation.