Innov8 Talks - Driving innovation in healthcare

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

Join us and watch them compete for an opportunity of a lifetime, face-to-face at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 24 – 27.

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

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
  • Potential 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


The onsite pitch timeline

  • January 24

    Round 1

    • Early-stage start-ups category
  • January 25

    Round 2

    • Middle-stage start-ups category
  • January 26

    Round 3

    • Late-stage start-ups category
  • January 27

    Final Battle Round

    Winners from Round 1, 2 and 3 to present their final pitch