The UVic Biomedical Engineering Design team requires all of its projects to be entered in design competitions across Canada. For the year of 2020 we are focusing our efforts on the IDeA and MDDC competitions.
Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA)
The IDeA student competition aims to inspire students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Stream 1: Attitudinal / Systemic Barriers
Stream 2: Architectural / Industrial Design Barriers
Stream 3: Technological / Communication Barriers
Medical Device Development Centre (MDDC)
The MDDC Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering Student Design & Innovation encourages and recognizes student innovators in technologies relating to medicine and health care, including medical devices, systems, software, and assistive technologies. Specifically, the MDDC's goal with the awards is to encourage BC's best and brightest young innovators in the field of medical technologies and biomedical engineering to pursue their innovations in a rewarding and fulfilling field and career.