Submissions will be screened by an international judging panel to select the finalist teams. The final competition will be in mix-mode (Zoom and face-to-face) . At the final competition, the finalists will be judged on the quality of their oral, presenation, report 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 Oct 2021.


Results of all awards

List of Finalist Teams (link)

The announcement of finalists is postponed to 18 Oct (HKT).

Important Dates

13 Sept 2021
Submission Deadline of Application form

30 Sept 2021
Submission Deadline of 3-minutes video & 10-pages report

15 Oct 2021
Release Finalist teams

19 Nov 2021
On-Site/ZOOM Presentations of Finalist Teams

20 Nov 2021
Awards Presentation cum EMEDI SUMMIT & ELSA

Co-sponsoring & Endorsing Organizations