how it works

Applicants are invited to submit their Round One submissions online here by October 23, 2015. Full rules, regulations, and application instructions can be found here.

Round One: Business Plan from All Regions (videos OPTIONAL) Deadline: October 23
Semi-Finalists Announced: November 6
Round Two: Live Finals at HITLAB Innovators Summit in NYC Final Event and Winners Announced: December 4

Global events are currently planned for the following locations, where the winners of each event will be placed in the pool for Finals at the HITLAB Innovators Summit in New York City. 

  • Ghana: Accra (University of Ghana School of Public Health) – November 6, 2015
  • India: New Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology – New Delhi) – August 7, 2015
  • Netherlands: Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam) - October 23, 2015



Each submission must have a maximum of three team members and include:

  • An idea for technologies at any stage of development or market-readiness
  • A minimum of a prototype or a proof-of-concept
  • A business plan or model



Judges will analyze and score entries based on a common set of criteria focused on:

Impact Innovation Sustainability Feasibility
Winning entries will demonstrate an ability to effectively solve an unmet healthcare need. Proposals must delineate how the solution differs from current practices or services and technology available in the healthcare or consumer markets. Submissions must provide evidence that the solution can be delivered to the marketplace in a sustainable business model. Entrants should demonstrate that the concept is feasible and show that they have the background and skills necessary to execute their business plan.