BMEidea: A design competition for biomedical engineering students

Learn about the 2013 BMEidea competition winners

The world needs more effective, functional and affordable technology solutions to clinical medical problems.

You can fast-track these solutions by entering BMEIdea, the United States' leading competition for biomedical and bioengineering students. Cash prizes are available: the first place team wins $10,000; second place $5,000; and third place $2,500.*

This year NCIIA is partnering with TREAT (Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology) to honor excellence in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies. You could win a $1,000 cash prize!

TREAT is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, collaborative consortium between corporate, educational and non-profit entities providing infrastructure support and expert consultation to researchers and innovators interested in the translation and commercialization of rehabilitation research applications.

BMEidea 2014 competition timeline

  • April 4: BMEidea application deadline
  • April-May: Judging of entries
  • Mid May: Finalists are notified
  • June: Awards will be presented to winners at the 2014 MD&M Medical Device Tradeshow and Convention

Apply and tell us about:

  •  A health-related technology
  •  Invented by students
  •  That addresses a real clinical need

Competition entries will be judged on the following:

  • Technical, economic and regulatory feasibility
  • Contribution to human health and quality of life
  • Technological innovation
  • Potential for commercialization


Additional information

 View the complete competition guidelines and apply

*Please note: Cash prizes will be disbursed to each of the winning team's departments to be allocated at the discretion of the faculty advisor.

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