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The WBS Case Challenge


This year winners:

1st place - Team Symbiosis from Alliance Manchester Business School


2nd place - Team ManHEALTHster from Alliance Manchester Business School


Best Poster - Team Digital Health Consultancy from Warwick Business School


Event Topic:

We live in the digital age. Digital technologies—including apps, wearables, analytics, artificial intelligence, connected sensors and more— are profoundly reshaping the way we live and work. Likewise, such technologies are transforming health, medicine, wellness and care.

Today, healthcare organisations, staff, patients and carers are all asking what it means to be digitally enabled. How do we enable individuals, organisations and communities to be flexible, adaptable and open to embracing change? How do we enable adoption and create digital engagement? How do we ensure that alerts are recognised and the appropriate action taken? And how do we ensure solutions are appropriate in an age of information overload and technology overwhelm? Real world solutions are needed around the globe.

Using insights from both healthcare and other industries, design and recommend an innovative approach or framework that enables digital adoption and increases digital engagement in healthcare, be that from a patient or staff perspective.

More details here.

Event date: 21-22 June 2019

Prize: £4,500

Heart surgeryFostering creative solutions to complex problems, The WBS Case Challenge 2019 is a great opportunity for business school students from across the world to collaborate and create innovative solutions to healthcare’s most pressing problems.

Last year's successful event at the beautiful University of Warwick campus in Coventry saw 12 teams compete against each other as University of Alberta clinched the top prize.

This student-led event offers you the opportunity to network with MBAs and Masters students from across the globe and with big-hitters from the healthcare industry from academics to potential employers.

This year, the WBS Case Challenge will be held at Warwick Business School on 21-22 June 2019.

WBS understands the value of diversity, and the competition has been designed to encourage applications from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.

WBS is inviting teams of 6 postgraduate and masters students, at least 3 of which must be MBA students, to compete for a grand prize of £4,500. There will also be a runner-up prize.


Deadline for Submission of Apllications: 1st March 2019 23:30 GMT

Top 12 Teams Confirmed On: 11th March 2019

Top 12 Teams to Confirm Participation in Finals By: 15th March 2019

Part 1 of Case Study Shared with Top 12 Teams: 1st May 2019

Part 2 of Case Study Shared with Top 12 Teams: 20th May 2019

Final Event: 21st, 22nd June 2019

Please also study the terms and conditions of the challenge.

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For further queries, please contact: casechallenge at mail dot wbs dot ac dot uk