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GHS Innovation Week 2021

27 - 30 September 2021

The Global Health Security Innovation Week 2021 is the world's first conference focused on bringing together the health security and technology innovation communities to define and communicate today's most pressing challenges in preventing, predicting, detecting, and responding to global health security threats.

GHS Innovation 2021 will emphasize the importance of locally driven innovation in emerging ecosystems (LMICs) and will promote equitable access to technologies and resources for ensuring health security in all communities. Together participants will create a roadmap and a call to action for innovators to solve the most pressing current and future challenges in global health security.

Lead Organizers

TEXGHS (Austin, Texas, USA); TEXGHS is a consortium between academia, public sector, and private sector partners to coordinate efforts to support companies working towards pandemic preparedness and response in Texas. Organized by the Austin Technology Incubator at The University of Texas at Austin, TEXGHS is leading the creation and long-term growth of a health security innovation ecosystem that supports innovators and innovations fighting COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Global Health Security Network (Sydney, Australia); The Global Health Security Network (GHSN) Limited is a new multidisciplinary professional association dedicated to facilitating evidence-informed policy for the detection, prevention and control of infectious  disease threats, irrespective of origin or source.


GHS Innovation Week 2021 will be organized around the themes of preparation, response, cooperation, and ultimately recovery from health security threats:

  • September 27th: PREPARE
  • September 28th: RESPOND
  • September 29th: COOPERATE; GHS Innovation 2021 Pitch Competition
  • September 30th: RECOVER


GHS Innovation Week 2021 will feature an international exhibition of the start-ups, entrepreneurs, programs, and countries leading COVID-19 response and recovery while building new solutions to face future health security challenges. The exhibition will include pavilions that offer larger programs the opportunity to feature multiple start-ups, innovators, or programs interested in sharing their innovative ideas and products with an international audience of decision-makers, customers, and investors.

Our Foundation Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

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