Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell have come together to support and expand DEBUT, a competition that recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical design and 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, with a total prize purse of $65,000. 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 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
  • Patentability

In addition, five honorable mentions will be awarded without any cash prizes.

The deadline for submission isĀ May 31, 2019.

Agency Website

Amount

$20,000

Funding Type

Prize

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 31, 2019