Global Challenge Lab 2021

 Good Health & Well-being

In July 2021 at the inaugural Global Challenge Lab, 950 students from across the world registered for the 10-day hackathon addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing.  58 international student teams were formed and generated innovative solutions that were then pitched for the £20,000 prize fund. 

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Sponsored by:

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In partnership with:

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Supported by:

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Co-funded by Bristol Myers Squibb 

University partners:

University of Toronto
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University of Sao Paulo
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Institute of Technology Madras

Global Challenge Lab 2021 Video Library

In July 2021 at the inaugural Global Challenge Lab, students from across the world formed international teams and generated solutions that addressed the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. Over 10 days the students attended keynote talks, workshops and masterclasses, culminating in the pitch final. Read more about the event here and view the event video, all of the sessions and the pitch final below. 

Global Challenge Lab 2021

Wan’t to know what happens when you bring together the brightest students from all over the world and ask them to solve a global challenge? Check out the event video above. 


Introduction to UN SDG’s swith Prof. Michael Templeton

What is UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 Good Health and Well-being and why is this particular goal important? Imperial College London’s Professor Michael Templeton explores the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing.

Introduction to Global Challenge Lab 2021 Tracks

Join Dr Nazneen Rahman, Founder of YewMaker as we discuss the four tracks on the Global Challenge Lab 2021.

Deep Dives

Children’s Health with Dr. Walusa Assad

How has the pandemic affected health overall in children? What are the challenges and long-term outcomes of COVID-19?

Access to Healthcare with Hong Wa Poon

Digital Innovation: A high degree of access to healthcare improves people’s overall health status and decreases health inequalities.

Access to Healthcare in Underdeveloped Countries with Claudio Lottenberg

Non-Digital Innovation: How can we ensure access to adequate healthcare in the most remote areas of our planet for these communities?

Communicable Diseases with Dr. Jonathan Fok

What are the most common infectious diseases in developed countries and which treatments present an opportunity?

Mental Healthcare with Dr Kylie Henderson

How can we use new research & technologies to make treatments and diagnosis of mental health conditions more efficient?

Non Communicable Diseases with Dr. Jyotsna Vohra

What are the biggest challenges that developing countries face as a consequence to non-communicable diseases?

Communicable Diseases with Dr. Kafui Senya

What are the most common communicable or infectious diseases in developing countries, and how can innovation play its part?

Women’s Healthcare with Dr Jane Hirst

What are some of the biggest challenges in women’s health across the globe?


Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Health and Wellbeing Industry

We welcome four founders from across the world to share their experiences of entrepreneurship in healthcare.

Perspectives from Around the World

Representatives around the globe discuss how countries differ in their perspective and progress on the UN SDG’s with an emphasis on heath.

Stress Relief & Working Under Pressure

Health & Wellbeing Activity: Take the most out of this practical session on meditating for a healthy living.

Social Entrepreneurship with Staph Leavenworth-Bakali

What is social entrepreneurship and what are some examples related to UN SDG #3 from around the world?

Huawei Machine Learning & AR

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Navigating Careers in Technology

Hear from experts at Huawei as they discuss their personal career journeys.

Grand Final

Closing Ceremony & Demo Day

Hear from the top eight global teams as they pitch to win a share of the £20,000 prize fund.

We will also host a fireside chat between Anne-Marie Tomchak and Fred Hassan, where we will explore Fred’s exceptional career, his thoughts on the healthcare industry and his advice on leadership.