2020 Business Innovation Competition (BIC)
Farshid Guilak, PhD, Department of Orthopaedics, Washington University
Suzanne Tabbaa, PhD
2020 Business Innovation Live Pitch Competition Awardee:
Ensign Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Team Members: Brian Beck, MAcc, Steven R Goldring, MD, Dong Wang, PhD, Gang Zhao, PhD
2020 Business Innovation Poster Competition Awardee:
About the BIC
Researchers, clinicians, and engineers at all levels are invited to participate in this exciting program! Participants will be given the opportunity to validate the market potential of their technology and develop a commercialization plan through expert mentorship and feedback to assist in translating their ideas from bench to market. The competition includes interdisciplinary feedback and collaboration between industry, academics, and clinicians.
Teams will work with expert mentors (investors, serial entrepreneurs, industry experts) who will provide feedback and input on their commercialization strategies and pitch delivery. Archived webinars on the biodesign process and key factors such as regulatory, IP, reimbursement that affect the translation of a technology are available on the ORS website.
A total of 15 teams will be selected to participate in the 2020 ORS BIC. The top 3 teams will be selected as finalist and will be invited to pitch their ideas during the live competition at the ORS 2020 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. 12 teams, semi-finalists, will compete in a poster pitch event during the Annual Meeting.
We invite individuals or teams to participate in this exciting competition!
Submissions are now closed. Thank you for your application!