Competitions and Contests

BME-IDEA Sponsored Competitions


Competition/Contest Due Date (approx)
BME-IDEA – Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Award — VentureWell (formerly NCIIA) mid April
BMEStart – Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate competition – NCIIA mid May
National Student Design Competition — Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Medical Instrumentation (RERC on AMI) See projects and rules. June
IEEE Student Design Competition June 1
Collegiate Inventors Competition June 1
JF Lincoln Foundation Awards June 15
Disruptive Innovations Collaborative Competition Robert Wood Johnson Foundation July
CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare Letters of intent accepted Dec. 1 – Jan. 15.
Changemakers – provides a set of challenges each year Various dates
MedTech Innovator – Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and RCT Ventures AdvaMed Conference Date


Competition/Contest Due Date (approx)
YES Competition – Young Entrepreneurs Scheme is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience ideas among postgraduate students/postdoctoral scientists. June 30


Competition/Contest Due Date (approx)
Case Western – Innovative Medical Solutions Competition
Duke University – CURES Engineering World Health
late spring
MIT – IDEA Competition mid April