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Call for submissions: Opportunity to solve a global health system challenge with supply chain solutions

While sectors such as manufacturing, retail, and grocery have highly developed supply chain systems and processes, health system leaders are challenged by a lack of knowledge, expertise, and leadership capacity to design and implement transformative strategies.

The Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health), hosted by the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, aims to bridge this gap between industry expertise and health system challenges through the SCAN Health Design Competition: Supply Chain Solutions for Global Health Systems.

The SCAN Health Design Competition is a virtual, international design competition that focuses on a real-world, health system challenge. It aims to mobilize health system leaders to identify key challenges they are facing and create a challenge for industry and global partners to answer with solutions and expertise that offer global recognition for winning teams.

“This is a rare and considerable opportunity for both leading industry players and new start-ups to showcase their innovative solutions on a global platform,” says Anne Snowdon, scientific director and CEO of SCAN Health. “Not only will the top teams receive international exposure, but they will also gain valuable input and feedback on their product or service by our distinguished panel of judges.”

The winning team will receive an invitation to present its solution at the SCAN Health Global Networking Event 2018, an event that gathers international experts from health systems, business, industry, government and academia. The top three teams will receive international exposure on the SCAN Health knowledge translation platform with more than 100 partners from five countries: Canada, US, UK, the Netherlands and Australia, and will include publication and promotion on SCAN Health's website and social media.

Interested participants can learn more about the SCAN Health Design Competition and submit their solutions by registering at