TechEmerge Health Challenge

The Global Tech Challenge, launched at CES 2020, is presented by CES® and the World Bank Group.


2021 Winners

The TechEmerge Health East Africa Challenge launched by IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has selected 17 tech companies from 11 countries to partner with East African health care providers to pilot their solutions in the local market. Solutions range from point of care diagnostics, to imaging, clinical decision support tools and beyond. 

These innovators have access to a grant fund pool of US$1Million and they will also receive technical and advisory support from IFC.

The program is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry and the Government of Japan.  Learn more arrow-black

Winner Spotlights

Up for the Challenge: Building a New World of Care

Part of the Global Tech Challenge, IFC's TechEmerge Health East Africa Challenge matches health tech innovators from around the world with leading health care providers in East Africa to conduct pilot projects and build commercial partnerships. Learn more about three of the challenge winners.

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More About IFC's TechEmerge Health Challenge

As part of the World Bank Group and CES Global Tech Challenge, IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, launched TechEmerge Health East Africa, a global challenge for health tech innovators from around the world who are interested in bringing their solutions to the East African market to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes and build commercial partnerships. 

More than 20 leading private health care providers in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia — representing multi-specialty hospitals, primary care clinics, labs, pharma retailers and insurers — have signed on to the program. 

IFC provides support throughout the market-entry and tech transfer process for both innovators and health care providers, mitigating financial and operational risks associated with market entry for innovators and reducing adoption risks for local health care providers. 

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