Innov8 Talks

The exciting healthcare start-up competition is back at Arab Health 2021!  With a new round of start-ups from all over the world, this is your chance to learn more about what these entrepreneurs are doing to help change the enhance the course of healthcare globally. 

Join us on our virtual Arab Health platform and watch the Final Pitch Off, taking place at 16:00 (GST) on the 9th of June. 

Our application process is closed for 2021, but if you are a start-up and interested to participate at Innov8 Talks 2022, submit an application! Deadline for applications for Innov8 Talks 2022:
30 August 2021

Live in-person:

21 - 24 June 2021

Dubai World Trade Centre


23 May - 22 July 2021

Innov8 Pitch Competition

This year, we will have 32 start-ups participating to showcase how they have been developing unique and innovative solutions in the areas of prevention, management, operations, diagnostics and more – all new and exciting ideas on improving healthcare. 

With 8 pitches per round, for 8 minutes each. Take your turn to showcase to our judges how you are changing the face of healthcare. 

The competition will run virtually during the lead up to Arab Health - between the weeks May 24 - June 9. You'll have the chance to pitch to our Innovation Committee, as well as our global audience.

The breakdown and concept

  • 4 rounds, with 8 start-ups in each 
  • 4 winners compete in a Final Pitch-Off on the 9th of June
  • 1 winner per round of the competition
  • Innov8 2021 Winner announced at Arab Health!

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical intelligence and enablement
  • Screening and diagnostics
  • Virtual care delivery 
  • Disease management 
  • Drug discovery 
  • Mental health
  • Optimizing healthcare costs
  • Automation 
  • Primary and urgent care

Innovation Committee