Rice 360° brings together an international group of faculty, students, clinicians, and private and public sector partners to design innovative health technologies for poor settings, to develop and implement entrepreneurial approaches that increase access to these technologies around the world, and to prepare students to lead tomorrow’s global health technology workforce.


National Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition

Friday, March 27, 2015

8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Rice University


**The Global Health Technology Design Challenge: Identify a challenge in delivering health care in the developing world and design a technology to solve the problem.** 


Register at: https://rice360.wufoo.com/forms/global-health-technologies-design-competion-2015/

**Registration must be completed by noon February 6, 2015**

**Accepted teams will be notified by February 20, 2015*


2015 Competition Timeline: 

  • February 6: Registration deadline.
  • February 20: Accepted teams are notified.
  • March 27: Accepted teams travel to Rice University to participate in the Design Competition.

Criteria for entering the Design Competition: 

  • Teams of undergraduate students from any major.
  • Design must address a global health need using a technical approach.
  • Projects can emanate from coursework or other extracurricular activities.
  • Entries will be judged on the quality of the problem definition, the effectiveness and potential impact of the design solution, and the likelihood that the design solution can be successful in improving healthcare delivery in a low-resource setting.
What you need to prepare before registering:
  • Problem Definition (50 words or less)
  • Abstract (400 words or less) which includes: 
  1. Description of the design problem and an assessment of the need for a solution.
  2. Design criteria and constraints.
  3. Description, status and evaluation of the prototype.
  4. Conclusion. 
  • Elevator Pitch (3 minutes or less): Create a video about the problem and your team's general approach. It should not focus greatly upon your proposed or actual solution, its technical details, or include any proprietary information surrounding the project.
Accepted teams will be:
  • Invited to Rice University for the Design Competition on March 27, 2015.
  • Teams can apply for a Travel Assistance Award to qualify for this award teams have to submit a letter from their respective schools explaining their need. 
  • Required to make an oral presentation and present a poster at the competition.
  • Evaluated by judges from industry, medicine, and academia. The top 3 teams will receive recognition and awards in a public ceremony.


Read more about past competitions here:




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