The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) cordially invites you to enter our competition and submit your academic business case study about a novel product or service technology appropriate for a low- and middle-income country (LMIC) setting that contributes toward improving, maintaining or monitoring the health of a given population.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the development and adoption of health technology in LMICs, including telehealth, remote monitoring, health data management, more efficient vaccine distribution, and digital literacy, among other innovations. According to a 2023 report from the World Bank, investment in digital solutions that improve access, value and affordability and value are critical for managing and delivering high-quality healthcare. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the emergence of technologies in artificial intelligence, sensor networks, mobile communications, and bioengineering could be transformative to human health, especially in LMICs.
WDI Publishing is proud to offer a competition aimed at increasing the number of academic business cases available about this very important topic.
Why enter? Winning cases receive cash prizes and will be professionally published and distributed via WDI Publishing.
Please see our Submission Requirements for more information.
- Encourage and reward the development of new business case studies that focus on novel health-related technology innovation appropriate for low- and middle-income country settings.
- Publish higher education case studies that will help develop the necessary student critical thinking skills regarding the unique health-related technology needs of LMICs.
- Accelerate global knowledge of novel health-related technology innovations being implemented by businesses in LMICs.
Please complete this Intent-to-Enter form and submit it via this website no later than January 31, 2024. You may submit the form before this deadline.
Only the Intent-to-Enter form is due on January 31, 2024, NOT your completed case documents. We ask case writers to submit an Intent-to-Enter form first as it allows us to evaluate key elements of a case and provide feedback to authors (if necessary) prior to the final submission deadline of March 15, 2024.
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