Global Health Case Challenge 2019

University of Copenhagen, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Cities Changing Diabetes and EIT Health invite university students from all disciplines to develop solutions to a challenge related to obesity.

The case challenge takes place in Copenhagen on 10-11 October 2019.

Obesity is a challenge that can be traced back to fundamental imbalances in the way we organise our lives in the modern world both in the Global North and South. The interdependence between social and health related issues implies that innovative solutions for bending the curve of obesity require an integrated approach,  with a combination of insights and best practices incorporating diverse disciplines, fields and sectors to create more holistic and effective solutions.

All teams will present their solutions in front of an expert jury and a public audience at the "Culture Night" (Kulturnatten), the largest annual cultural event in Copenhagen.

Register your team here.

Practical information

The Global Health Case Challenge 2019 is open to university students from all disciplines. A team can have a maximum of five participants and a minimum of four participants. If you do not have a team, please visit the Matchmaking Group on Facebook - students have had great success finding the right team through this platform.

NB: Students are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. These will not be reimbursed.

What is a case challenge?

Watch this short film from the Global Health Case Challenge in 2016:

In a case challenge (also often called a case competition) the teams participating strive to develop the best solution to a real-world issue presented by a business or organisation most often within a 24-hour time-span. Each team presents their solution both in writing and as a short oral pitch to a jury (5 minutes). All teams receive pitch training to prepare them for the final presentation.

You can read more about the purpose of a case challenge and how to organize one in the Best Practice Guideline for Case Challenges.

Student teams awaiting the disclosure of this year's Global Health Case Challenge. Photo: School of Global Health, UCPH
Student teams awaiting the disclosure of the case question. Photo: School of Global Health, UCPH

Find more information on the event pages from each year, our Facebook page or by signing up for our newsletter.

See the previous case challenges below:

2018: Case Challenge on Synergies in Urban Development w/ Gehl Architects
2017: Case Challenge on Migrating Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health w/ UNFPA
2016: Case Challenge on Antibiotic Resistance w/ WHO Europe
2016: Case Challenge on Refugees in Europe w/ Red Cross and Crescent

Are you a business/organisation with a global presence and a Global Health Case Challenge then do not hesitate to contact us about next years potential case challenge and the collaborative development of this - latest in the month of March of the year that the event is to be held).