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2024 Health Tech Global Case Writing Competition


The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) cordially invites you to enter their 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.

Competition Objectives

  • 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.


  • Individual students or student teams (graduate or undergraduate) and other professionals may enter, but must enter in collaboration with a faculty member or instructor from an accredited university/college, in the U.S. or internationally.
  • Individual faculty/instructors or teams from an accredited university/college (in the U.S. or internationally) may also enter.

Key Dates

  • Jan 17, 2024 (10am-11am EST): “Competition Overview & Case Writing Tips”REGISTER NOW
  • Jan 31, 2024: Intent-to-Enter forms due.
  • March 15, 2024: Final submission documents due.
  • July 2024: Public announcement of winners.

How to Enter

About William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Located at the University of Michigan, The William Davidson Institute is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by their founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.