DPH 2019 Innovation Prize

Deadline for submission to this track: Monday 1st July 2019

Notification of outcome to applicants: Monday 22nd July 2019


The DPH 2019 conference review panel welcomes submissions from colleagues across a wide range of organisations and sectors. The DPH Innovation Prize marks celebration of success, innovation and business in digital public health whether that be through establishment of game-changing partnerships across sectors/disciplines, creation of cutting-edge technologies or novel use of big data or data systems. Submissions are also open to researchers and academics so long as it presents innovation in digital public health. See 2018’s Prize Winners here.

Your innovation can be submitted to one of the following categories:

  • Best Partnership – How your innovation involved successful partnership and collaboration for mutual benefit
  • Best Data-Driven Innovation – How your innovation used data in a way which is innovative and unique

How to submit

All submissions to this track must be made via the online system. You will be prompted to create an ‘EasyChair’ account on your first visit if you do not already have one. Submissions must explain the product or service and what is unique about it. Applicants must also make clear how the innovation delivers valuable outcomes and impact for people / patients. Applications must not exceed 500 words. Submissions must be submitted in the required format. Please refer to DPH submission guidance.

Review process

The DPH 2019 Innovation Prize panel will review submissions shortly after the closing date and applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday 22nd July. 

Inclusion in proceedings and programme

Successful short-listed applicants will be invited to deliver a 5-minute pitch-presentation during the Innovation Prize showcase session. Prizes for each category will be judged by a high-profile panel of international judges and awarded during the awards ceremony at the DPH 2019 Gala Dinner*.  

Important information

It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure that their application adheres strictly to the required format and complies with DPH publication policies. Applications that do not comply with the guidelines may be rejected without review. All shortlisted applicants are expected to register and pay for at least a one-day ticket and the DPH 2019 Gala Dinner. 

*Please note: Applications to the DPH 2019 Innovation Prize will not be published in the ACM Digital Public Health 2019 proceedings but will be published on the DPH 2019 website.