Innov8 Talks - Driving innovation in healthcare

Discover all healthcare innovators, disruptors, and entrepreneurs showcasing their amazing idea or product to the industry leaders.

Live in-person:

30 Jan - 2 Feb 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre


4 Jan - 2 Mar 2023

Moments from 2022

Winner of 2022: Jason Kang, CEO & Co-Founder, Kinnos, New York, USA

Product: Highlight®

Highlight® colors liquid bleach or bleach wipes bright blue, providing instant visual confirmation of coverage, then fades in minutes to remind users of contact time. Proven to quantifiably improve cleaning thoroughness, the color even binds to areas where cleaning was insufficient, indicating that gross contamination remains.

The Pitch Competition

This year, we will had 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 consisted 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 competed in the finale! The competition ran during the Live in-person event at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24 - 27 January.

The breakdown and concept

The Concept

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

Winner will receive

  • A 12-month subscription to Omnia Marketplace
  • An exclusive interview in the Arab Health Daily Dose (distributed on the show floor)
  • A complimentary exhibition stand space at Arab Health 2023
  • Mentorship programme

Areas of interest include:

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