BMEidea: A design competition for biomedical engineering students
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
*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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