Improving the delivery and effectiveness of healthcare in Asia
Are you the next exponential leader of tomorrow?
Do you have a healthcare solution that leverages exponential technology and has the potential to impact millions of people positively?
Submit your idea by April 11, 2017
Areas of expertise: Technology/Science, AI & Machine Learning, Medicine, Networks & Computing Systems
Winning idea: DeepSelf
DeepSelf delves into consciousness exploration and subtle behavioral change by utilizing AI technology.
The purpose of the SingularityU Singapore Global Impact Challenge is to recruit change agents to foster innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in Asia with an ability to scale and impact millions of people.
Asia is home to more than half of the world’s population. Faced with a rapidly aging population and rising affluence in the region, healthcare challenges will continue to grow. Challenges include diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, delivery of affordable and effective care, and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
In recognition of this growing problem, the theme for the inaugural SingularityU Singapore Global Impact Challenge will be to improve the delivery and effectiveness of healthcare in Asia through medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health technologies.
To tackle such issues, we are pleased to be working with global medical technology leader BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). BD is committed to advancing the world of health by improving discovery, diagnostics, and the delivery of care. Through partnerships with stakeholders, BD hopes to address the leading healthcare challenges and needs in Asia.
We’re looking for applicants with the skills and passion for developing great ideas—even moonshot ideas—and launching a startup company to improve the delivery and effectiveness of healthcare in Asia through medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health technologies. We hope to identify bold, innovative solutions to persistent challenges facing countries across Asia that will increase access to healthcare, enhance outcomes, reduce costs, and improve healthcare safety.
We welcome entrepreneurs, technologists, scientists, and other experts from all disciplines to enter this Challenge and bring their passion and knowledge to help solve problems already facing millions of people across Asia today and beyond in the years ahead.
The winner of this Challenge will secure a full sponsorship to attend the prestigious Global Solutions Program at Singularity University. The program runs from June 17 to August 17, 2017, and is held on the SU campus at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley.
Applications open: February 22, 2017
GIC launch workshop: March 14, 2017
Applications close: April 11, 2017
Finalists announced: April 17, 2017
Pitch event & winners announced: April 26, 2017
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
We look for people from all professional backgrounds but will be really thrilled to find you if:
We will evaluate submissions using the following criteria:
Founding President, The Innovators Institute
Community Ambassador, SingularityU Singapore Chapter
GIC Lead Organizer, SingularityU Singapore GIC
Founder and Medical Director, Tucker Medical
Chief Medical Advisor, Lumenlab – MetLife Innovation Center
GIC Organizer, SingularityU Singapore GIC
Executive Chairman, Padang & Co Pte Ltd
Co-Organizer, SingularityU Singapore GIC
CEO, Padang & Co Pte Ltd
Co-Organizer, SingularityU Singapore GIC
Global Impact Challenges (GICs) are annual incentive competitions held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These challenges act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and engineers with the most innovative ideas for moonshot innovations and startups that can positively impact a billion people in 10 years. The winner of each challenge receives a full sponsorship to attend our transformational Global Solutions Program.
No, ideas do not have to be at a certain stage to be submitted.
Intellectual property resulting from a GIC belongs to the applicant(s).
The selection process consists of two phases. The first phase involves a review of all applications to determine 5 finalists, and the second phase involves final judging to select the winner at a pitch event.
No, there’s no such obligation from either SU or the GIC Sponsor. The GIC winner can elect to recruit fellow GSP classmates to work on his or her winning project or create an entirely new project during the summer.
GIC winners are responsible for their own travel expenses to/from SU.
In all cases where a GIC winner cannot attend GSP, the winner forfeits his or her GSP seat to the first runner-up and would then need to reapply for admission in a future year.
For more information, see the Global Solutions Program.