The Design Competition 2019, the annual competition seeking innovative ideas in Biomedical Engineering, was officially launched on March 2nd. This year, the competition is organized by the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), together with the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC) and the UBORA consortium, with the theme ‘Cross-Cutting Issues in Healthcare: Global Technology Innovations in Surgery, Obstetrics and Anesthesia’.
Successful teams emerging from the design competition will have one team member invited to a one-week design school featuring an innovative Conceive Design Implement Operate (CDIO) instructional framework empowered by the UBORA an e-infrastructure for the co-design of open-source medical devices.
It is a two-stage competition: the first-stage deadline is on April 1st 2019.
For submission procedure, evaluation criteria, scholarships, and other important dates please refer to the Competition page on ABEC website.