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Competition Format

Registration

Participant teams can register via the EMedic Global 2017 website. After registration is completed, teams will receive a confirmation email and be qualified for the preliminary round.

Preliminary Round

Participant teams need to turn in a virtual submission of a 5 minute video clip and 6 page powerpoint explaining their project. A panel of international judges will do a virtual round and select the finalist teams.

Final Round

Finalist teams will arrive in Taiwan to compete by giving a 15 min. presentation (including preparation time and Q & A) to the judge panel. Competition awards will be given based on their performances.

Requirements

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Participants must be either a full-time undergraduate student or graduate student at their respective institution. However as long as the submitted project was done when the participants were students, participants who have graduated two years or less before the competition day are allowed.
  2. Participants must compete in teams. They require at least 2 members and can comprise of up to 11 members (including the faculty advisor). Interdisciplinary teams with members from various engineering, science and other disciplines are encouraged.
  3. Universities and Colleges can have multiple teams. Teams with members from different universities and colleges are also allowed.
  4. Each team must have a faculty advisor.

COMPETITION THEME

  1. Project designs can cover health screening and diagnostic devices, medical monitoring devices, non-implantable therapeutic devices, or implantable therapeutic devices, etc. Overall the project is designed to be clinically-driven and patient-centered.
  2. Projects can be based on projects from capstone design courses or team projects performed by undergraduate students at any level.
  3. Participants cannot submit projects identical to the ones that received the Gold Award, Silver Award, or Bronze Award in the 1st Emedic Global. List of finalist projects can be found here.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  1. Participants should abide by the principles of academic integrity and intellectual property. Projects submitted don’t need to be original designs, but any references of other people’s theories, works, etc. which are used need to be mentioned. If the project design is original, participants should take care of their own intellectual property rights.
  2. Participation in the EMedic Global indicates agreement for the organizers of EMedic Global to have the right to freely use and collect any of the competition-related data for non-profit purposes. This includes printing, promoting, exhibiting, publishing, digitizing, or reproducing the data for personal use, and publicly transferring the data via computer, the internet, Wi-Fi, etc. into digital format to browse, download, print, etc.
  3. Participation in the EMedic Global indicates agreement for the organizers of EMedic Global to publicly use any of the images, audio, and video footage taken during the competition.

Judging

Judging Panel

The judging panel consist of faculty members, clinical practitioners, and industry representatives. Judges should have no conflicts of interest with respect to participants in the competition, and faculty members who serve as judges cannot give scores to the team(s) from their own institution.

 

Judging criteria

All submitted projects must feature clinically-driven and client-centered designs. The evaluation standards of the Preliminary Round and the Final Round are listed below:


Preliminary Round Judging Criteria

Clinical Need Has the project addressed how challenges from a clinical point of view be solved?
Novelty
  1. To what degree is the work a creative and original application or an advance over other work reported in the field, including the team's earlier work?
  2. Are appropriate references to others' previous work included?
Technical Merit How challenging the project is technically?
Demonstration of Technical Feasibility (Prototype, Physical Model, or Computer Model)
  1. How appropriate is the project's use of technology or scientific innovation?
  2. Is there a proof of concept in the form of a video and hardware prototype?
  3. Is the video compelling to the viewer and does it demonstrate the argued impact?
  4. How effective is the concept being demonstrated?
Clinical Feasibility & Translational Readiness
IP Potential & Business Model (including Regulatory Issues)

Final Round Judging Criteria

Clinical Impacts (25%) Clinical needs, Potential clinical benefits, Clinical feasibility, Business model (including regulatory issues, etc.)
Novelty (25%) Major conceptual innovation vs incremental gain over existing products, Potential IP
Technical Merits (25%) Technical challenges, Technical feasibility
Presentation (25%) Clarity, Engaging presentation

Awards

Awards will be based on the average scores given by the judges during the final round. If more than two teams have the same score, then the scores from the preliminary round would be taken into consideration. Based on total scores:

  • Gold Award (NT$ 60,000)
  • Silver Award (NT$ 45,000)
  • Bronze Award (NT$ 30,000)
Based on the Novelty scores:
  • Most Innovative Award (NT$ 30,000)
Based on the Technical Merit Scores:
  • Technical Challenge Award (NT$ 30,000)
Based on on-site presentation:
  • Best Presentation Award (NT$ 30,000)
All finalists with satisfactory performances based on all the 6 criteria in the scoring rubrics will receive Merit certificates.