Global Healthcare Innovation Academy 2020 – Wildcard Submission

On June 22-23, 2020, the twelve best innovations in health and healthcare from Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Canada will come together in Toronto to compete in a fast-paced scientific and business pitch competition at the Global Healthcare Innovation Academy (GHIA).

Do you have a health or healthcare innovation? Have you started a new program, revamped an old one, or fundamentally changed the way you do things? Have you invented a new product, device, or service?

Your innovation could take the wildcard spot in this competition!


Submission Criteria:

To be considered for Wildcard competition you will need to submit a brief abstract and a two-minute YouTube video pitch describing your health/healthcare innovation or solution. Participants to this competition must be affiliated with an academic institution from a non-participating country (ie. Not from Switzerland, Hong Kong, or Canada).


GHIA Wildcard Competitor:

Submissions must be sent to by January 31st 2020. In the e-mail please include:

•  Your name, contact information, and location,

•  Name/title of your innovation,

•  Links to your social media handles (if applicable),

•  Your abstract document in Word Format

•  And the link to your video on YouTube


Travel Award:

  • Three applicants will have the chance to win a $1000 travel award​.

  • No additional submission needed.



  • All email video & abstract submission deadline – January 31st, 2020 at 23:00 EST

  • Wildcard voting opens on  –  February 7th, 2020

  • Wildcard voting closes – February 24th, 2020 at 12:00 EST

  • Wildcard winner announced – February 28th, 2020

  • Global Healthcare Innovation Academy competition in Toronto, Canada – June 22-23, 2020


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