Innov8 Start-up Competition – Driving innovation in healthcare

See how the next generation of healthcare pioneers are disrupting the healthcare industry with their ground-breaking ideas and solutions.


2 - 4 October 2024

Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Center (RFECC), Saudi Arabia

The Pitch Competition

We are excited to bring back the Innov8 Start-up Competition at Global Health Exhibition, an international start-up competition that will see 20 start-ups pitch their ground-breaking ideas and battle on stage. Judges will include industry leaders, investors, government officials, and entrepreneurs to determine the winner.

Join us at Global Health Exhibition 2023 happening in person from October 29 – 31

Application deadline – 5th October 2023

The format

2 Rounds, with 10 start-ups in each:


  • Oct 29 – Group 1: 10 Start-ups
  • Oct 30 – Group 2: 10 Start-ups
  • Oct 31 – Final: Pitch-Off – (Top 6 Finalists)


3 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A with the judges

Top 6 finalists will compete in the finale on Oct 31st 

1 winner will be announced

Areas of interest include

  • Clinical intelligence and enablement
  • Screening and diagnostics
  • Virtual care delivery 
  • Disease management 
  • Drug discovery 
  • Good health and well-being
  • Medical Device
  • Optimizing healthcare costs
  • Automation 
  • Primary and urgent care

Prizes include

Grand prize

The winner of Innov8 Talks 2023, will not only get the recognition and the once in a lifetime opportunity to present their innovation to the international healthcare community but will also receive prize money of US $10,000.

Your exhibition stand

A complimentary exhibition stand at the 2024 Global Health Exhibition



Gain access to a 3 month mentorship programme at the Regulatory Sandbox at SEHA Virtual Hospital and Innovation Enablement Centre at Ministry of Health

Exclusive interview

An exclusive interview with the
Omnia Health Insight