2024 Medtronic/BMES Student  Design Competition

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 26


This annual competition gives students the opportunity to showcase their technical skills  in front of 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
  • 2024 Special Category: AI/ML related to treatment of Sport Injuries and Orthopedic Conditions

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:

  • One (1) complimentary annual meeting conference 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 Baltimore. 

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 2024 BMES Annual Meeting.

Other Important Information:

  • All participating teams must be comprised of active BMES student members.
  • The three finalist teams from each track will present their designs to judges, in a final round of competition, at the BMES 2024 Annual Meeting in Baltimore from October 23-26.
  • At least one member of each of the 12 finalist teams must attend, in person, the final round of competition in Baltimore. Each finalist team will receive a complimentary Annual Meeting registration to offset costs.

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View Judging Criteria and Guidelines

Questions? Please reach out to Ciapam@bmes.org