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World Health Summit 2018

69 - 920 €
Karl-Marx-Allee 131a
10243 Berlin
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WHS Foundation GmbH
WHS Foundation GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)30 450 572101
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 572911
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World Health Summit 2018
Startup Track World Health Summit 2018

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. Through the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health, it is organized in collaboration with all National Academies of Medicine and Science.

The World Health Summit aims to improve health all over the planet, catalyzing that process through collaboration and open dialogue, and steering tomorrow’s agenda to improve research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes.

It brings together researchers, physicians, key government officials, and representatives from industry as well as from NGOs and healthcare systems all over the world to address the most pressing issues facing every facet of healthcare and medicine in the upcoming decade and beyond.

Central topics 2018:

  • Pandemic Preparedness
  • The Sustainable Development Goals: Health in All Policies
  • Access to Essential Medicines
  • Strengthening Health Systems
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • The Digital Healthcare Revolution

Startup Track 2018

Attending the World Health Summit provides young entrepreneurs with three days of access to world leaders from science, industry, politics, and civil society to set up future collaborations and get to know potential mentors, investors and board members. The Startup Track is traditionally held under the high patronage of the German Federal Minister of Health and highlights outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve Global Health.

On Monday, October 15, from 12:45-13:45, ten startups will have three minutes each to showcase their ideas and business concepts in front of the conference audience and jury. The winner will be awarded a trophy at the World Health Summit Night that evening and receive a mentoring.

Startups wishing to apply should be active in the field of health. This includes e.g areas like public health, digital health, translational science, health policies, education, and advocacy.

Application deadline: June 30, 2018.

Website address: https://www.gesundheitsindustrie-bw.de/en/event/world-health-summit-2018/