The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2020 is wrapping up its biennial event this Thursday, 19 November, with a series of meetings and panel discussions, and the announcement of the grand prize winners of this year’s innovation awards.

The fifth edition of the summit, which was held virtually this year, celebrated the spirit of innovation, with a dedicated exhibition space for this edition’s Spark innovators. These startup innovations include devices, applications, innovative delivery models, and design-based solutions that improve the quality of care and patient experience while also reducing costs.

In addition to picking one winner from the Spark category, WISH will also award one winner from the Booster innovators category, who have been showcasing some of the world’s most exciting healthcare innovations at the summit’s Innovation Hub, ranging from practical devices to business models to design-based solutions.

All those showcasing their innovations share a common goal: driving improvement and excellence in healthcare. Each innovation being showcased has the potential to help transform global health, whether reducing the costs of healthcare delivery or improving the quality of care for patients.

The last day of the summit, which is taking place under the banner ‘One World, Our Health’, will feature panel discussions on a variety of issues and will also feature a discussion with Mauritius Prime Minister HE Pravind Jugnauth, and a lecture by Omani artist and disability rights activist Safia Bahlani.

To attend the last day of WISH 2020, register for free at

World Innovation Summit for Health (Virtual WISH 2020)