IFMBE-Sponsored Student Design Competition WC2018

The design competition is organized by the Education and Accreditation Commmittee of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering in Prague, Czech Republic from 3rd to 8th June 2018.

Theme of Competition

The focus of the competition is on the design of appropriate technology to improve healthcare in resource-scarce communities. The designs will be judged according the following four criteria:
(a) Innovativeness; Potential benefit/s to the healthcare of resource-scarce communities; (c) Low cost and ease of deployment and (d) Viability of the design and potential to reach the market.


All team members must be bona-fide students at the time of WC2018. The projects must have been carried out in the students‘ institutions. Number of members per team can be up to 5.

Competition Format

Six (6) submissions will be shortlisted fot he competition. All shortlisted submission of the competition are required to present and demonstrate their design during the 2018 World Congress in Prague.


Cash prizes plus certificates will be awarded to the 6 finalists. In addition, the registration fees for the finalists will be reimbursed by the IFMBE.

Application for the competition

An application form for the competition is included in the On-line Abstract Submission Form
Submit your abstract through the On-line Abstract Submission Form that is available at the Call for Abstracts pageand apply for the competition in the relevant part of the On-line Abstract Submission Form.
If you have already submitted your abstract and you wish to apply for the competition, please contact Do not submit the identical abstract again.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 31 January 2018