Innov8 Talks

Following the huge success at Arab Health 2021 - we are proud to run this exciting start-up competition in person at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Join us at Arab Health 2022 and compete in person from January 24 – 27.

Deadline for applications for the Innov8 Talks 2022: 5th November 2021

24 - 27 January 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre

5 January - 28 February

The Pitch Competition

This year, we will have 24 start-ups participating, a mix of the early, middle, and late stages.

Each showcasing 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.

The competition will consist of 3 rounds and the finale.

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 winner from each round will compete in the finale!

The competition will run during the Live in-person event at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24 - 27 January.

The breakdown and concept

  • Start-up stages: early, middle, and late 
  • 8 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A with the judges
  • Top 3 finalists will compete in the finale on January 27 
  • 1 winner
  • 3 Rounds, with 8 start-ups in each 
  • January 24 - Round 1: Early-stage start-ups
  • January 25 - Round 2: Middle-stage start-ups

  • January 26 - Round 3: Late-stage start-ups 
  • January 27 – Final Round: The Winner from Round 1, 2 and 3

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
  • Drug discovery 
  • Mental health
  • Optimizing healthcare costs
  • Automation 
  • Primary and urgent care

2021 Innovation Committee included: