THE CHALLENGES WE FACE
The world is transforming at an accelerating pace. Technological development has brought tremendous improvements in both health and wellbeing for billions of people. However, there are still plenty of challenges. Millions still suffer and die from preventable diseases and lack access to basic health care services. Mental health problems and lifestyle diseases have become more common especially in the developed world, and the entire world remains at risk of pandemics.
SO WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
For this competition, we are looking for ideas that have a potential to positively impact the health and wellbeing of millions of people. We welcome ideas focusing on e.g. enabling basic health care access, supporting healthy lifestyles and nutrition, accelerating medical breakthroughs and promoting preventative care to ensure physical and emotional wellbeing for the young, working-age population and seniors around the world. Health and wellbeing don't only include people but extend to the wellbeing of our planet. Thus, we look for ideas that don’t just foster health and wellbeing, but are also environmentally sustainable.
WHAT CAN I WIN?
The top five applicants will be invited to a five-day bootcamp on exponential technologies based on the Singularity University curriculum. The bootcamp takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 29 March - 2 April, 2016. Travel and participation costs are fully covered.
The top five applicants will pitch their project ideas at the GIC Final event to a jury consisting of representatives of the different partners and sponsors on April 7.
The winner secures a place at the 10-week Global Solutions Program at Singularity University in the summer of 2016. The value of the prize is $35,000. But most importantly, the winner gets the tools, knowledge and contacts to make their vision become reality.
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