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We want to identify startups, researchers and teams with solutions and technologies aimed at improving functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities related to: Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Stroke, Musculoskeletal Conditions and Chronic Pain. We will also consider submissions from for homecare related solutions. (#SpauldingChallenge)
No! This challenge is open to anyone and Non-Partners HealthCare employees are encouraged to apply.
Partners HealthCare employees are expected to acknowledge and abide by the Partners HealthCare policy on intellectual property.
Simply submit information about your idea or start-up at the contest submission page.
Submission period ends on JANUARY 7th, 2018
Voting is crowd-sourced (encourage your friends to come and vote for you!).
Both the public and selected judges will use this online platform to vote from the submissions available and will select 6 finalists to the live final pitch-off event Thursday March 22, 2018.
The Official Judges will also vote after the submissions deadline.
The top six submissions in this online challenge (by combination of judge and public voting) will be invited to present and demo their solutions in front of a live judging panel and audience on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Google Corporate Campus, 355 Main Street, in Kendall square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
At the live event, a panel of expert judges will review each of the finalists solutions and will choose a single grand prize winner, a single runner-up winner, and a single Best Design Award Presented by Mad*Pow.
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 March.
The Grand Prize
Runner- up prize
Mad*Pow Best Design Award
Please see the Awards Tab for details.
No, your submission can be purely at the idea stage. We are accepting submissions from the idea stage to the early stage start-up phase. 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.
The focus of your idea/team/start-up must be based on addressing challenges in rehabilitation medicine, and specifically in the following areas of discovery:
Potential for Impact (25%)
Design and Usability (25%)
Solution Feasibility (25%)
Creativity and Innovation (25%)
Please note: Submissions must be made in English
Yes, 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.
Yes, you can submit as many ideas as you like.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Corporation
Additional supporting sponsors can be seen on the Sponsors tab.