The DoSI ‘Pressure Ulcer’ Innovation Challenge seeks inspiring and cutting-edge solutions for early detection, prevention, and improved management of pressure ulcers. Including decubiti and pressure sores on the feet, this challenge envisions a wide-range of possible solutions across many scientific disciplines such as drug- or cell-based therapies, smart/wearable technologies for improving imaging in early detection and/or prevention of ongoing injuries, as well as mechanical based solutions. We anticipate many solutions from a wide range of technologies with a broad range of objectives. What idea(s) do you have?

Who can participate in the DoSI Innovation Challenge?

The Challenge is open only to individuals who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who are not residents of cities, states, countries or other jurisdictions where such challenges are prohibitied or restricted. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Any individual participating in the Challenge that is a health care provider or government employee agrees to take full responsibility for reporting under the Sunshine Act or other applicable legislation any prizes they may win or gifts they may receive as a result of entering the Challenge.

We want to hear from everyone who has potential solutions to achieve the goal of early detection, prevention, and improved management of pressure ulcers. This means not only healthcare professionals, but also engineers, scientists, thinkers, entrepreneurs, inventors, family and friends of patients and patients themselves should feel empowered to submit your ideas.

How does the Challenge Work?

Simply submit your idea at the contest submission page. Voting is crowd-sourced (encourage your friends to come and vote for you!). The Official Judges will also vote after the submissions deadline.

What can I Win?

Please see the Awards Tab for details.

Do I need IRB or a Formal Project?

No, your submission can be purely at the idea stage. You don't need to have started a company, or have a prototype, or have an IRB approval already. Just explain your ideas/plans in the submission form.

What are the Judging Criteria?

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Feasibility and practicality of the proposal (40 %)
  2. How ‘disruptive’ is the proposal (40 %)
  3. Is it cost-effective? (10 %)
  4. How far advanced is the team and prototype? (10 %)

Can I edit my entry after I submit it?

You may edit your entry up the submission deadline. After that, you can communicate with the judges directly to expand and refine your idea. The judges will consider all of your responses as part of the overall submission.

Can I submit more than one idea?

Yes, you can submit as many ideas as you like.

How do I win?

Finalists will be chosen based on a total score, which is calculated based on the Crowd Voting total and the average judge score. Finalists will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges in front of a live audience at an event to be held at TMCx in Houston on August 26, 2017.

Everyone Who Submits Gets Free Admission to the Final Event!

Whether or not you're selected as a finalist, if you submit an idea you and a guest will get free admission to the Final Event in August.

Who is the sponsor of the DoSI Innovation Challenge?

The primary sponsor of the DoSI Innovation Challenge is Baylor College of Medicine Department of Surgery Incubator. Additional sponsors and partners are listed on the Sponsors page.




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