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The Horizon Prize: 2023

How can we decrease the environmental impact of the rare disease health care space and alleviate burdens for rare disease families?

Submissions are Closed


Farida Bensadoun

Global Packaging Innovation Manager, AB InBev

Nadia Bodkin

Founder, Rare Advocacy Movement

Nicole Boice

Executive Director, Rare-X

Lorena Garcia Caicedo

Circular Economy Senior Consultant, Independent Consultant

Jeff Himawan PhD

Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures

Vikram Karnani

EVP and President, International, Horizon International

Kevin Keaton

Partner, Red Cell Partners

Dr. Sheetal Khedkar Rao

Co-founder and Chief Health Officer, Nordson Green Earth Foundation

​Raquel Peck

Founder and Director, Clarion I

Rohit Sahgal

Director & Chief Editor, The Voices Project Asia

Eda Selebatso

Founder and Chairperson, Botswana Organisation for Rare Diseases (BORDIS)

Catharine Smith

Executive Director, Termeer Foundation

Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger

President & CEO, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

Judging Criteria

  • Potential for Impact: The planned solution implementation has the potential to decrease the environmental impact of the rare disease health care space.

  • Feasibility: The team has a realistic, practical plan for implementing the solution, and it is feasible in the given context.

  • Innovative Approach: The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process addressing the Prize question.

  • Inclusive Human-Centered Design: The solution is designed with and for underserved communities, and the solution team demonstrates proximity to the community and embodies and addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion through their solution.

  • Scalability: The solution has a plan for financial viability and the potential to be scaled to affect the lives of more people.

  • Partnership Potential: The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from the resources that the Horizon Prize is positioned to provide.

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