[Call For Applications: 2021 INNOVATE4HEALTH Online Design Sprint]

[Call For Applications: 2021 INNOVATE4HEALTH Online Design Sprint]


INNOVATE4HEALTH Online Design Sprint  2021 is here!

It is with great enthusiasm that I open the call for applications for the INNOVATE4HEALTH Online Design Sprint 2021.


About the Competition

 Innovate Health, a global design sprint for student teams to design innovative solutions to address emerging infectious diseases. This collaborative design sprint grows out of our work organizing Innovate4AMR and taking this sprint on-line. We have broadened the scope from drug-resistant infections to tackling urgent challenges and health inequities of emerging infectious diseases.

Organized by our  Federation, IFMSA, the ReAct—Action on Antibiotic Resistance, and the IDEA (Innovation + Design Enabling Access) Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Innovate4Health offers student teams the opportunity to propose innovative solutions to tackle the societal challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance, COVID-19, or other emerging disease threats. Taking a systems approach, Innovate4Health emphasizes social innovations that consider the needs of resource-limited settings. 


Application Requirements  and Selection Criteria 

  • Student teams (2-4 students per team) with ideas for innovative solutions and an interest in continuing to develop and refine their ideas in a design sprint curriculum.

  • Through the design sprint, teams will work through ideation, implementation, and advocacy strategies to support the adoption of these approaches.

  • The selected teams will work with a team of experts to co-construct their solutions through both recorded and live learning sessions.

  • Applications are encouraged from teams that would be excited to collaborate with other highly talented student teams. 

  • Must be a team of at least 2 and not more than 4 members

  • The team can consist of students from any healthcare field including medical students, pharmacy, veterinary, dentistry, nursing, medical laboratory science students etc

  • No  need for any previous experience on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or other emerging infectious diseases.

  •  In the competitive application process, we are looking for student teams providing a vision for what they might want to innovate, including the specific problem and context, as well as sharing how they might be positioned to help implement such a project. 

  • Fully-developed projects are not expected at this stage but the application process is meant to bring forward the most promising projects and teams. The design sprint process is intended to help teams develop further their ideas from the application stage. 

  • Additional information on Innovate4Health is on the website, innovate health.org there, you will also find more background information on Innovate4Health, as well as the design sprint timeline, Terms and Conditions, and submission guidelines.


How to apply

 Visit the Website innovate health.org. to apply


The deadline for team applications is Sunday, September 19, 2021. 

Those selected to participate in the design sprint will go through developing stages of idea refinement, implementation planning, and advocacy planning, after which the best teams will have the opportunity to present to an international panel.

 The design sprint will extend from October 2021 through January 2022.


For more information

Marsa Zaidan

Liaison Officer to Student Organizations CIMSA 2021-2022

Email: lo.so@cimsa.or.id 

LINE: zeedan1



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