Thursday, October 01, 2020

2019 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition

Applications are open for the 2019 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition sponsored by Boston Scientific and hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. This competition is available to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions and will provide multiple cash award to the winning candidates.

The mission of the Whitening School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University is to provide an excellent engineering education that is innovative, rigorous and relevant, and that prepares its graduates for 21st-century leaders. It teaches students to think creatively while drawing upon mathematics and scientific principles to tackle difficult, real-world problems.

Competition Tracks

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

Eligibility for Application

  • Project must be focused on a healthcare application.
  • Innovations for both high-resource settings and global health applications are eligible.
  • Device, hardware, and digital solutions are eligible.
  • Project must have been started after January 1st, 2015.
  • 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.).

If you have any questions regarding your team’s eligibility, please contact Aditya Polsani at

Simplified Rubric for Design Brief

The Design Brief is a two-page executive summary of your 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 following four criteria. We recommend the design brief is laid out in sections devoted to each criteria.

  • Eligible Master’s Degree Programmes offered at participating Flemish Institutions

Problem description (25%)

Define the problem you are addressing, the clinical/healthcare background, and why there is a need for a better solution.

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.

Reduction to practice (25%)

Describe the proof-of-concept experimental results you have completed and/or renderings and photos of your prototype(s).

Pathway to implementation (25%)

Describe the pathway that lies ahead for your project towards creating an impactful solution.

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