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Biomedical Life Sciences Innovation Competition

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Pitch Your Innovation - the Next Big Idea to Help Humanity


The goal of the competition is to stimulate the creation of innovative, bold ideas that aim to solve important problems facing humanity.

Hosted By:

UNC Eshelman Institute for Innovation

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education


First Place: $1500

Second Place: $1000

Third Place: $ 750

Top Ten Submissions: 1 Night Hotel Stay


Submission and Award Guidelines:

· Open to all professional students, graduate students, or graduates from a US school of higher learning.

· Innovative idea must be from you or a team where you have contributed significantly.

· The idea does not have to be in development or in production but should be an idea that applies Science, Technology, Engineering or Math to solving the problem.

· Application must follow the format outlined below and should not exceed the two pages.

· Applications must be submitted by 3:00 am EST March 1, 2017.

· The top 10 applications will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges at the upcoming AABHE meeting in Raleigh, NC.

· Ideas invited for the pitch must be present in person at the meeting to pitch the idea.

· Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 submissions. Travel stipends to support one night hotel stay will be provided to the top 10 submissions.

Submissions submitted via email will not be accepted. 
If you have any questions, please contact Mary McClurg at


 You may download the application here.

You may apply online by clicking here.

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