DOHA: In an effort of collaboration between healthcare innovators and Challenge 22, an innovation award developed to inspire and challenge the region’s brightest minds, Challenge 22 is partnering with the World Innovation Summit for Health for the two-day event in Doha.
Initiated by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Silatech and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Challenge 22 is an innovation award that was borne out of a desire to celebrate the 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM as a regional event.
“We are proud to take part in the second WISH summit as Challenge 22’s involvement further highlights our commitment to platforms of innovation,” said Fatma Al Nuaimi, Project Lead and Human and Social Legacy Manager at the SC. “The panels and forums in WISH will benefit our Sports and Health theme as part of Challenge 22’s innovation award.”
The second World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) will take place on 17-18 February 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). The summit will feature seven forums, each chaired and led by a recognized expert in the topic. Prior to the summit each Forum will publish a report, aimed at policy makers and healthcare innovators.
Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Executive Chair of WISH, said: “Today we welcome over 1000 healthcare leaders from over 80 countries to confront some of the biggest global health challenges facing countries and communities the world over. These international experts form the basis of a passionate, vital and mobilized community dedicated to collaboration and innovation. With the invaluable support of committed partners like Challenge 22 we can celebrate innovation and inspire the brightest minds.”
Challenge 22 is seeking applicants within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with solution based proposals related to three key themes that address challenges faced by Qatar and the world, when hosting major sports events.
The three themes for the inaugural launch of the award are Sustainability, Event Experience, and Sports and Health. Successful applicants have the opportunity to win a cash prize of USD $20,000 during Phase 1 of the competition and a grant to further develop their idea into a proof of concept during Phase 2 of the competition.