Monday, February 15
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Organizers: Suzanne Tabbaa, PhD, and Farsh Guilak, PhD, ORS Innovation Network
Deadline to Submit Executive Summary: November 13, 2020
About the BIC
The Business Innovation Competition (BIC) is an ORS program designed to highlight the commercial potential of new technologies for musculoskeletal research and therapy. 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 can participate with a great idea! No formal company formation is required!
Finalist teams will work with expert mentors (investors, serial entrepreneurs, industry experts) who will provide feedback and input on their commercialization strategies and pitch strategy. Webinars on the biodesign process and key factors such as regulatory, IP, and reimbursement that affect the translation of a technology are available on the ORS website to support ORS BIC participants and business plan development.
Finalist and semi-finalist teams will be selected to present their plans in the 2021 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 2021 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. Semi-finalists, will compete in a poster pitch event during the Annual Meeting.
We invite individuals or teams with a great idea to participate in this exciting competition!
Teams are also encouraged and eligible to participate in the educational program Ready, Set Pitch: Learn How to Effectively Communicate a Great Idea.