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Deadline: February 18, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
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Eligibility: All student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions

Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition 2019

The mission of The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design is to create and develop solutions for major challenges to human health.

Its success is measured by the impact our students and their solutions have on the quality and accessibility of health care worldwide.

Its bedside-to-bench-to-bedside model gives students the opportunity to identify needs, work in teams to develop solutions, and commercialize those solutions for broad availability.

Competition tracks

  • Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems
  • Global Health/ Humanitarian Design
  • Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design

Eligibility for application

  • The project must be focused on a healthcare application
    Innovations for both high-resource settings and global health applications are eligible
  • A device, hardware, and digital solutions are eligible
  • The project must have been started after January 1st, 2015
  • The project must be driven by full-time students
  • Ph.D./Postdoc research projects and projects that have utilized significant research funding (>$100k) are ineligible
    Projects that are not run by full-time students are ineligible. For example, projects run by startup companies or faculty are ineligible.
  • Eligible full-time students include those working towards undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees (MBA, MD, etc.).

Application process

The applicants must submit a Design Brief, a two-page executive summary of the 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 the following four criteria. It is recommendes that the design brief is laid out in sections devoted to each criterion.

  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.

Interested in applying for the Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.


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