Win $$ by entering these BME competitions!

DEBUT Challenge:

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell hold the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to health and clinical problems.

Strong DEBUT submissions will demonstrate a mastery of analytical and design skills and capabilities, the ability to manage the product development process, work effectively in teams, and technical communication skills.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
Significance of the problem being addressed
Impact of the proposed solution on potential users and clinical care
Innovative design
Working prototype
Additional prizes will be awarded to entries that also demonstrate:
Market potential and economic feasibility
Read more about the guidelines and the 2017 DEBUT winners.

Encourage your students to apply today! Total prizes of $65K will be awarded. Applications are due May 31, 2018.


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BMEidea Competition:

Your biomedical engineering students can win up to $10K for their health-related technology that addresses a real clinical need. BMEidea, a VentureWell competition, is the nation’s premier competition for biomedical and bioengineering innovation, open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Prizes of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 will be awarded to the top three winners. Winners will be announced at the MD&M Medical Device Trade Show & Convention in New York, NY in June 2018.

Entries for the competition are judged on:
Technical, economic, and regulatory feasibility
Contribution to human health and quality of life
Technical innovation
Potential for commercialization
Read about the 2017 BMEidea winners.

Deadline is April 4, 2018.


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