2023 Medtronic/BMES Student Design Competition 

Application Update

Acceptance notices have been sent out from Michele@bmes.org
If you did not hear back with an acceptance notice, we encourage you to apply again next year. 

No Longer Accepting Applications for the 
2023 Medtronic/BMES Student Design Competition

This annual competition gives students the opportunity to showcase their technical skills to Medtronic representatives and BMES members by creating and engineering innovative designs. It also provides students with a chance to network with product development and design professionals in the BME industry. This year's design competition will feature four tracks, and four finalist teams will be selected from each track. 

The Four Track Categories:

  • Mechanical/Electrical
  • Electrical/Computer Science
  • Chemical/Biological
  • 2023 Special Category: AI/ML related to treatment of Cardiac, Respiratory, or Stroke diseases

Please ensure your submission is unique and aims to improve upon current medical devices and practices already in place.

Finalists (top three teams from each track, 12 teams total) will receive:

  • A complimentary Annual Meeting registration to offset costs.
  • A certificate of achievement 

At least one member of each of the 12 finalist teams must attend, in person, the final round of competition in Seattle. 

Winning Teams (one team from each track, 4 teams in total)will receive:

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • An engraved trophy
  • The opportunity to discuss the design’s commercialization potential with a Medtronic representative.

The four finalists teams will present their designs to judges, in a final round of competition, at the 2023 BMES Annual Meeting.

Other Important Information:

  • Design project proposals must be submitted by BMES student(s) or Student Chapters
  • All participating teams must be comprised of BMES student members with an active membership
  • You can only submit your design to one track. You may only enter each track once, but you may submit secondary designs to the other tracks.

View the application and judging criteria

View the printable flyer

Deadline to Submit: 
August 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET