This virtual event, open to anyone who wants to attend, will showcase the top submissions from each category and will award finalists with mentorship, exposure and grant money. This year i4 is exploring the future of health and care, untangling historical assumptions from the needs of a modern population.
People want to access and receive care in their communities and homes, and our current system is struggling to keep pace with our population's needs. Ideas in this category explore new ways to deliver health and care at a community level. These initiatives look at moving health and care beyond the walls of a hospital or clinic. We are looking for innovative ideas that re-imagine care for people within the community, and impact the health of a community as a whole.
Recent world events have increased personal isolation and reduced access to physical and mental health supports for people across Canada. People are eager for new ideas to improve their mental, physical or emotional well-being. Submissions to this category impact the way people understand, access, manage, or improve personal wellness. We're seeking ideas and innovations that improve personal experiences and offer a glimpse of the future of health and wellness for individuals.
DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION
We know that legacy structures do not provide equitable access to health and care. Submissions to this category challenge power structures, existing patterns and are moving to create a more equitable access and experience within the health and care space. We are looking for modern approaches that disrupt the status quo and have the potential to impact health systems on a broad scale.
This competition is open to patients, doctors, nurses, patient experts, caregivers, healthcare administrators and entrepreneurs, as well as community members and students. We know change-makers and innovators are working in every corner of Canada!
First and foremost, this competition is a platform for innovators and change-makers to share their ideas with other outstanding individuals. It recognizes change-makers for innovative solutions that are making a community impact.
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The finalists will present at the Final Pitch Competition at the i4 conference on November 2nd to a distinguished jury and live audience. Winners will be announced at the final event.