Submissions will be screened by an international judging panel to select the finalist teams. Finalist teams will be invited to Hong Kong for on-site competition and award presentation. At the final competition in Hong Kong, the finalists will be judged on the quality of their oral and poster presentation and device demonstration. A judging panel consists of faculty members, clinical practitioners, and industry representatives, who have no conflicts of interest with respect to participants in the competition.

Four evaluation criteria, namely (1) novelty, (2) technical challenge, (3) clinical impact & translational readiness, and (4) presentation will be used to rate and rank the submissions:

(1) Novelty

  • Major conceptual innovation vs incremental gain over existing products.
  • Potential intellectual property.

(2) Technical Challenge

  • How challenging is the project technically?
  • Demonstration of technical feasibility (prototype, physical model, or computer model)

(3) Clinical Impact & Translational Readiness

  • Potential benefits for a real clinical need.
  • Clinical feasibility and business model (including regulatory issues)

(4) Presentation

  • Clarity
  • Engaging presentation

Detailed Programme Run-Down will be announced in July 2018.


20 April 2018
Finalist Teams

20 April 2018
Observer Teams

07 Mar 2018
Extension of Submission Deadline

15 Nov 2017
Webpage released

Important Dates

01 Jan 2018
Starting submission

12 Mar 2018
Submission Deadline of Application form

15 Mar 2018
Submission Deadline of Video and Poster

16 Aug 2018
On-Site Registration & Orientation of Finalist Teams

17 Aug 2018
On-Site Presentations of Finalist Teams

18 Aug 2018
Awards Presentation & EMEDI SUMMIT


Programme Run-Down will be announced in July 2018

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