Participants of the 2018 AHIA Conference

Participants of the 2018 AHIA Conference

ADVANCING HEALTHCARE INNOVATION IN AFRICA

AHIA is a multi-phase program that consists of a three-day summer conference and ongoing advice from leading professionals in science, business, and law.

AHIA is a non-profit and does not take any ownership in any project. 

Scientists must apply to attend the conference. Travel and hotels will be covered for those selected. At the end of the conference, select scientists will receive ongoing advice to help transition their innovations from laboratory to market.

at the conference:

Innovation Teams consisting of scientists and students are formed for each technology. The Innovation Teams collaborate for the entirety of the conference to create a development plan and tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing African healthcare systems. 

ADVICE AFTER THE CONFERENCE:

A limited number of Innovation Teams will be selected to receive ongoing advice to help transition innovations from the laboratory to market. This may involved additional travel to meet with industry professionals or potential investors.

 

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2018 CONFERENCE TOPICS: 

  • Business development

  • Funding opportunities

  • Investor outreach

  • Business plan creation

  • Presentation creation

  • Intellectual property

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

 
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Charles Goetz

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Senior Lecturer in Organization & Management and Distinguished Lecturer in Entrepreneurship 

 
 
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Dennis Liotta

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry and Executive Director Emory Institute for Drug Development (EIDD)

 
 
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GEORGE PAINTER

EMORY UNIVERSITY

President and CEO
The Emory Institute for Drug Development (EIDD)

 
 
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Steve Sencer

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Advisor to the President

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

 
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Amelia Schaffner

Emory University

Director of Entrepreneurship, Goizueta Business School