November 13, 2020

Studying the Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Across the diverse economies and health systems of Southeast Asia, innovation is driving the development and scaling of new solutions to meet pressing health challenges.

As these healthcare innovations flourish, many stakeholders within and outside of the region, including governments, corporations, investors, non-profits, academics and other innovators, would benefit from opportunities to more systematically understand the region’s healthcare innovation ecosystem, including the key drivers and barriers to innovation.

Following up on recent similar work in East Africa and Latin America, we are excited to launch a new project focused on studying and supporting the healthcare innovation ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Our initial countries of interest will include Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This new work will be strengthened by leveraging Duke’s existing presence in Singapore through Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, along with local teams of many existing supporters of Innovations in Healthcare.

Interested? Want to get involved? Let us know!  You can learn more about our initial findings and ideas at our upcoming Annual Forum to be held April 4-5 in Washington, D.C. In the meantime, feel free to contact me directly at to share your interest as well as thoughts on potential innovators and key stakeholders in Southeast Asia. We want to take full advantage of our community of experts as we gather ideas, contacts and questions to consider in this work.