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Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge
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
In addition, five honorable mentions will be awarded without any cash prizes.
The deadline for submission is May 31, 2019.