The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell support the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a project that recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation.
DEBUT challenges teams of students in undergraduate biomedical education to solve real world problems in healthcare. Prizes of up to $20,000 will be awarded.
Strong DEBUT submissions will demonstrate a mastery of analytical and design skills and capabilities; the ability to manage the product development process; the ability to work effectively in teams; and technical communication skills. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Significance of the problem being addressed
- Impact of the proposed solution on potential users and clinical care
- Innovative design
- Working prototype
Additional prizes will be awarded to entries that also demonstrate:
- Market potential and economic feasibility
For application and eligibility details please read the complete guidelines.