The 2020 edition of the annual Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare (WOMI) and was co-organized by myself and by Ethan Gifford and Maureen McKelvey, University of Gothenburg and GOT KIES. In this year’s digital Workshop more than 40 participants from many different universities and countries discussed urgent questions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other health challenges, and how medical innovation can help society to tackle these challenges. Further information about the Workshop and the researchers engaged in the WOMI community can be found on the community’s website.