If financing weren't an issue, regulatory hurdles were absent, and reimbursement were guaranteed, what dream medical device would you design?
MD+DI is launching our fourth Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge, a contest of bold ideas and limitless possibilities.
The idea is simple: If financing weren't an issue, regulatory hurdles were absent, and reimbursement were guaranteed, what dream medical device would you design?
The grand prize winner gets $500, while the first and second runners-up will receive $250 and $100 respectively.
To enter, fill out the form below. Along with written answers to the questions, please submit a good-quality rendering or image of the device you are dreaming up.
MD+DI's editors will narrow the field to a maximum of 10 finalists, and our panel of esteemed judges will select the winners.
Entries will be scored based on the following criteria:
- Creativity and design (25 points).
- Market viability (35 points).
- Potential impact on healthcare (40 points).
See here for the official rules of the competition, which is only open to entrants based in the United States or Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec). The deadline for submission is October 14, 2016.
Here are our judges--please check back as we may add more judges:
Evans is founder and president of product design firm Bridge Design, a Ximedica Company, in San Francisco, which for more than 20 years has helped design products for the medical and life science industries. Evans is also a member of MD+DI's editorial advisory board.
Dr. Stephanie Kreml
Dr. Kreml is the chief medical officer for Accordion Health where she works alongside data scientists to develop machine learning-based tools to enable healthcare organizations manage their patient populations. Before joining Accordion, she was a Principal at Popper and Company, a strategy consulting and transaction advisory firm for the medical technology and life sciences industries. Dr. Kreml serves as a juror for the Medical Design Excellence Awards and is an advisory panel member for Dell Medical School's Texas Health Catalyst program. Prior to medical school, she held engineering positions with Motorola and Texas Instruments. Dr. Kreml received her Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Hutton is a general partner at Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm in Menlo Park, CA. She has facilitated bringing more than a dozen medical devices and drugs to market. She sits on the board of several firms, including ReVision Optics, Chrono Therapeutics, and Glooko.
Good luck to all, and may the best dreamer win. To enter, please either click here or fill out the form below.