Social Innovation Competition 2021


Welcome to the HDRI Social Innovation Competition and congratulations on your commitment to embark on this adventure to solve global health-related issues! We are pleased to give you some insights on the elements we are looking for in your proposal. Below you will find the guidelines for the project, but do not hesitate to use your imagination!


HDRI aims at reimagining development and at discovering new pathways for a just and sustainable future based on research and advocacy. Following the quest to ‘leave no one behind’, HDRI  is dedicated to align its work with the Agenda 2030 and to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

We wish to base the action-plan of our event on the collaboration between Organisations and NGOs in order to provide our students with a holistic experience from experts and practitioners, and prepare them to become the policy makers and innovators of tomorrow.


Open to all students (undergraduate/graduate/PHD) from all universities in any faculty

Team Composition

Team can go up to 5 students. Single entries are permitted, but team registration is encouraged.


Please register your teams on the “Social Innovation Competition” google form available here prior to submitting your proposal in order to receive the full guidelines. 


Proposals must be submitted by email ( before 11:59 pm on April 2nd, 2021


  • Deadline for proposal submissions : Friday 2nd April 2021, 11:59pm (CET)
  • Announcement of the selected submissions: Monday 12th April 2021
  • Event : Wednesday 28th of April 2021, 5pm (CET)


After the evaluation of the proposals, student teams will be selected to pitch their projects in front of a panel of experienced jury members. The jury panel will consist of Global Health practitioners and policy analysts
The winning team will have the chance to be published on our HDRI website, and more prizes are yet to be announced !


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