Posted on September 02, 2014

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is seeking talented, young healthcare innovators from around the world to participate in its Young Innovators program.

The program will offer young people aged up to 30 years the opportunity to showcase their healthcare innovations at the 2015 WISH Summit taking place on 17-18 February 2015, in Doha, Qatar. The program will also offer young innovators a unique opportunity to meet many leading health experts, policy and decision makers from around the world and provide a platform to develop and promote their ideas.  

Some successful applicants may also be asked to contribute to a range of activities focusing on innovation in healthcare at the Summit. This may include taking part in panel discussions with senior delegates, explaining their own work and debating the challenges and opportunities experienced by young innovators seeking to make a difference in healthcare. Their contribution will be recorded in the Summit’s official record and made available on the WISH website.

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WISH is seeking applications from young people who study at Qatar-based universities and colleges. Successful applicants will be those who can demonstrate:

  • Significant achievement innovating in a health-related field
  • A proven track record of leadership and creating change for the benefit of their targeted community
  • A commitment to innovation in healthcare and its outcomes

Entries will be reviewed by the Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Executive Chair of WISH and Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, as well as a team of experts convened by WISH. 

Lord Darzi, said: “Innovation and collaboration are the keys to tackling many of the most pressing international healthcare challenges. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a limited number of young innovators from around the world, to meet and share their ideas with senior global healthcare experts and decision makers. We hope to receive applications about innovations that may very well shape the future of healthcare.” 

Applications should be submitted by 15 October 2014. Further details on the entry process, including the application form, can be found at: http://www.wish.org.qa/2015-summit/young-innovators

Qatar Foundation has established WISH to bring about action in healthcare innovation locally in Qatar, regionally and globally. Through WISH, Qatar Foundation is supporting the nation in establishing healthcare initiatives for the benefit of the globe while remaining closely aligned to the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, its Chairperson.

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