Created by and for undergraduates who are interested in the intersection of healthcare, tech, and business, Husky Health Innovation Challenge (HHIC) was founded in 2018 as the first healthcare focused case competition for undergraduates in the Greater Boston Area. Despite Boston’s rich healthcare ecosystem, healthcare-related case competitions have been overwhelmingly limited to graduate students. Undergraduates bring a fresh perspective to this critical space.
This event is open to ALL undergraduate students in the Boston area, with cash prizes. In teams of three to four, participants will propose innovative digital health solutions to a salient issue in healthcare identified as the topic of our case. The top proposals will be selected to present their solutions to a panel of judges on Pitch Day on April 9, 2022.
Frequently asked questions
Who can compete?
When will applications open for 2022?
The application is not yet open for our HHIC 2022 competition. In early 2022, registration will open for our workshops and the competition. Follow ViTAL's social media to learn when more information is available and to attend our fall events.
Which schools are eligible?
What is the event format like?
How much are prizes?
Is this event free?
Are the workshops required?
What is this year's theme?
How are teams made?
Why should I attend?
How do I become a sponsor for HHIC 2022?
Husky Health Innovation Challenge is open to undergraduate students who attend school in the Greater Boston Area. We welcome students of all backgrounds and experience levels - just don’t forget to fill out our application. If you don’t fit this category but would still like to attend, reach out to us and consider coming as a speaker, sponsor, or volunteer!
See a list of eligible schools here.
We hope for HHIC 2022 to be in person on Northeastern University's campus. Pitch day will include presentations from the finalists, a keynote speaker and a networking event. More details will be released closer to the competition.
For 2021, prizes were increased to:
1st Place - $1500
2nd Place - $1000
3rd Place - $500
Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, this event is completely free to participants (and we’re so excited for all that we have in store)!
While attending our workshops is not required to compete, we highly encourage students to come. Our workshops and speaker series have been carefully designed to prepare students from all backgrounds to address this year’s case.
The theme for HHIC 2022 has not yet been released. Check out past competitions to see former themes.
Teams should be groups of 3-4 undergraduate students. If you don't have a team in mind, no worries -- we will play "matchmaker" and create teams with interdisciplinary backgrounds to tackle the case.
Come show off your talent and passion in healthcare, business, and technology for a chance to win cash prizes, swag, and exciting networking opportunities with corporate sponsors from around the Boston area!
If you are interested in sponsoring us in our mission, we would greatly appreciate your support! Read more about the different sponsorship packages here.