Innovate and win
Staff with innovative ideas for improving human or animal health are encouraged to enter Edinburgh BioQuarter’s annual competition.
Now in its fourth year, the Edinburgh BioQuarter Innovation Competition offers £30,000 in prizes.
It is open to Edinburgh researchers and postgraduate students and NHS Lothian staff.
Entries must be received by 4 April 2014.
The competition seeks ideas for products or services related to human or animal medicine that will deliver benefit to patients and that can be turned into or sold on to successful businesses.
Five finalists will be announced on 18 April and an awards ceremony will be held in early June.
A grand prize of £15,000 will be awarded to help develop the winner’s concept into a commercial venture.
To date, the competition has delivered around £90,000 of prize money to 30 winners, three of whom have gone on to form companies based on their competition concept.
Last year’s first prize was won by a team of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh anaesthetists for their potentially ground-breaking invention to help intubate patients during surgery.
Find out more
Staff can learn more about the competition at a series of roadshows that will be staged around the University over the coming months.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 6.30pm
Thursday 30 January 2014, 8.30pm
LT2, University of Edinburgh Business School
Thursday 13 February 2014, 10.30am
Thursday 13 February 2014, 2.30pm
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Main Hall
Wednesday 26 February 2014, 8.30am
Wednesday 26 February 2014, 10.30am
Roslin Institute, foyer, Easterbush
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 10.30am
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 2.30pm
Anne Ferguson Building, foyer, Western General Hospital
Tuesday 18 March 2014, 11.30am
Tuesday 18 March 2014, 2.30pm
Chancellor’s Building, foyer, Little France