Diabetes is a global epidemic

Around the world, 347 million people have diabetes, and the number of deaths from the disease is expected to grow two-thirds by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. It’s estimated that 90 percent of these individuals have type 2 diabetes, and the widening epidemic istaking a significant financial and personal toll on the lives of millions.

A challenge of this magnitude demands pioneering solutions from people in a wide variety of sectors: entrepreneurs, technology innovators, public health workers, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical professionals, and many others. In short, answers must come from people like you.

If you have a novel idea, technology solution or business concept with the potential to fill an unmet need in type 2 diabetes care delivery, then step forward and enter it in the Healthcare Innovation World Cup!

The World Cup, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and organized by the Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab,challenges innovators in healthcare and information technology to develop creative solutions for global public health issues. This year, the competition focuses on improving the health of patients with diabetes, inviting critical thinkers worldwide to propose innovative concepts for enhancing prevention, early diagnosis, and management of the condition. Ideas may address needs in either (or both) mature and developing markets.

The most promising World Cup competitors – in teams up to three individuals – willearn a high-profile platform to showcase their solutions, including prize money totaling $75,000 and networking opportunities with industry leaders who can launch the brightest ideas into the marketplace. All competitors retain the intellectual property and equity of their creations.

Are you up to the challenge? Check out our website for more information about the World Cup, and click “Get Started” to enter your idea today!

In collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim International, based in Ingelheim, Germany
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