Halla Thorsteinsdóttir is the Director of Small Globe Inc., a non-profit organisation and an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Canada and at Cinvestav, Mexico. She has contributed to global health by actively researching health innovation and international cooperation in low- and middle-income countries including Brazil, Cuba, China, India, and South Africa. Halla’s research has been published in high-impact journals such as the Nature journals, Science, Research Policy and The Lancet, and been covered by media including the Economist and the Financial Times. She has received several awards including the Chevening Scholarship given by the United Kingdom’s government to emerging global leaders and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Maud Menten Principal Investigator Prize. Halla has advised various organisations such as the International Development Research Centre, United Nations Development Programme, World Health Organization, and South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency on innovation and partnership issues.