Next BMEStart Competition Deadline: May 2016

BMEStart is the first competition in the U.S.
designed specifically for undergraduate biomedical and bioengineering students

The world needs more effective, functional and affordable technology solutions to clinical medical problems. Our BMEStart competition recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. We challenge undergraduates to pioneer a health-related technology that addresses a real clinical need. Competition entries are judged on:

  • Technical, economic and regulatory feasibility
  • Contribution to human health and quality of life
  • Technological innovation
  • Potential for commercialization


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Meet the 2015 Winners

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Prize money:

  • First place $10,000
  • Second place $5,000
  • Third place $2,500
  • Who may apply: undergraduate student teams

BMEStart Competition deadline:

  • May 2016
  • Winners announced in September at 2016 BMES Annual Meeting

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