The 2020 Healthcare Design Competition is new call for entries recently opened and hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design at Johns Hopkins University. This xompetition seeking for health-related solutions from student-led teams from around the world.
“This design competition is all about encouraging young innovators to work with clinicians and other key stakeholders to design effective solutions to pressing health care problems around the world".
The competition includes the following categories:
• Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems
• Global Health/ Humanitarian Design
• Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design
Eligible for submission are designs for Medical Devices, Surgical Tools, Diagnostic Devices, Drug Delivery Devices, Health IT Solutions, mHealth Solutions and Global Health Innovations.
Eligibility for Application:
• Project must be focused on a healthcare application
• Innovations for both high-resource settings and global health applications are eligible
• Device, hardware, and digital solutions are eligible
• Project must have been started after January 1st, 2015.
• Project must be driven by full-time students.
You need to send Design Brief, a two-page executive summary of your design project. The brief should be written for an audience of medtech engineers and designers that are likely not intimately familiar with your clinical and solution space.
Design Briefs will be evaluated by following four criteria:
1. Problem description (25%) - define the problem you are addressing, the clinical/healthcare background, and why there is a need for a better solution.
2. Solution concept(s) (25%) - present your proposed solution with your design rationale and explain how it meets the needs of the stakeholders involved in your clinical/healthcare problem.
3. Reduction to practice (25%) - describe the proof-of-concept experimental results you have completed and/or renderings and photos of your prototype(s).
4. Pathway to implementation (25%) - describe the pathway that lies ahead for your project towards creating an impactful solution.
Teams will be judged on a number of criteria, including their ability to understand the clinical problem, develop a feasible solution, and build a realistic implementation strategy.
The best 3 projects in each competition category will be awarded. The finalists will be announced on March, 16 2020.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
It's Free To Enter!
February 18 – Submission of Proposals
March 15 – Announcement of Applicants Selected
April 19 – Finals at JHU Homewood Campus
Project must be driven by full-time students. Eligible full-time students include those working towards undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees (MBA, MD, etc.).
The winning teams received cash awards totaling more than $27,000.