Health Innovation Hub (H2i) @ Ashesi

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Pillar: Health Entrepreneurship

Program Status: Active


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The Ashesi Health Initiative hosted by the Ashesi Entrepreneurship Center is focused on the Health Entrepreneurship pillar of the Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative. The Ashesi Health Initiative is modelled on University of Toronto’s H2i Hub and Ashesi’s entrepreneurship center’s curriculum. It is focused and designed to build and grow health-related viable business ideas, early-startups and scale-up accelerator programs primarily for Ashesi and students of the 7 other African Universities who make up the Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative.

Course Learning Outcomes

Ideation Stage:

  • Apply ideation methods to generate new and useful ideas
  • Identify the right part of their idea to test
  • Build prototype solutions
  • Refine ideas by sharing and through feedback

Early Start-up Stage and Scale–up Stage:

  • ideate, design, & create value and solutions to the health problem(s) they identify
  • access funding to move their prototype to a commercial item.
  • gain revenue, create jobs, raise investments, and make profit.

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Assistant Dean, International and Specialized Programs

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Centre for Reimagined Africa (CRA)

University of Toronto

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Lisa Morgan

Assistant Dean, International and Specialized Programs

University of Toronto

Lisa Morgan is Assistant Dean, International and Specialized Programs at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) where she leads strategic design and business development with a focus on international initiatives and other specialized programming in lifelong learning. She also leads the planning, direction, and oversight of the English Language Program (ELP) and Post-secondary Education Preparedness.

In collaboration with the Office Vice President International and in participation with the Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative, she is leading a co-creation project with an interdisciplinary team featuring SCS, UofT Faculty, and Ashesi University, Ghana.

Formerly, she served as ELP Director and Academic Director, where she established and maintained strategic and collaborative international partnerships with institutions and governmental organizations including those with a focus on equity-deserving groups in various regions around the world and has participated in several trade missions in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Lisa Morgan has a B.A.A in Education from Ryerson University and an M.A. in Education from University of Toronto.