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The Rice 360° Institute for Global Health Tenth Annual Undergraduate Global Technologies Design Competition will feature 18 student teams from national and international universities who will present low-cost technologies they have designed to address global health challenges in low-resource settings.

Judges from industry, academia and medicine will evaluate the designs.


2020 COMPETITION AGENDA Friday, March 27th, Central Daylight Time (CDT)

1:30 – 1:35 pm

Welcome & Introduction

1:35 – 1:45

Abibas, Georgia Tech

2:05 – 2:10


2:10 – 2:50

1:45 – 1:55

At Your Cervix, Rice University

2:50 – 3:00

Awards & Conclusion

1:55 – 2:05

Project Alivio,
University of Michigan  

This program is made possible in part by The Stephen W. Ley Family Endowment for Global Health and The Mehta Family Foundation
Thank you for your generous support!


For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Karen Turney, Director of Development, at 713-348-4491 or kturney@rice.edu.

Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wendy Taylor


During her 6+ years as the Director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at USAID, she spearheaded several initiatives including the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge for Development. This initiative led global health innovators around the world to develop groundbreaking solutions for maternal and newborn health. Prior to her work at USAID, Dr. Taylor founded BIO Ventures for Global Health, a nonprofit organization aiming to bridge the private and public sectors to foster global health solutions. Currently, Dr. Taylor is a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation studying the use of digital health technologies to predict and prevent pandemic threats.


Competition Videos


Competition Criteria

  • Teams can be comprised of undergraduate students from any major.

  • Design must address a global health need using a technical approach.

  • Projects can emanate from coursework or other extracurricular activities.

  • Teams should incorporate the design constraints encountered in providing healthcare in resource-limited settings.

Registration Deadline: February 12, 2021

Entries will be judged on the quality of the problem definition, the effectiveness and potential impact of the design solution, and the likelihood that the design solution can be successful in improving healthcare delivery in a low-resource setting.

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