IDEA Labs Demo Day 2014 will be held at 6 p.m. April 18 in Connor Auditorium in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the Medical Campus. (Map)
IDEA Labs is a bioengineering design incubator founded in 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis.
Some of the prototypes to be presented at Demo Day include a wireless communication device for people who are paralyzed, an adjustable chair for lumbar puncture procedures and an implantable mobile device to reduce the severity of epileptic seizures.
A panel of professionals from related fields will judge the students’ presentations. The winning team will receive a spot in the Arch Grants annual business plan competition, which awards $50,000 grants to St. Louis startups. Two other students will receive grants through the University’s Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
to complete summer internships.
• 6 to 6:30 p.m. – Dinner and opening remarks by Evan D. Kharasch, MD, PhD, vice chancellor for research and the Russell and Mary Shelden Professor of Anesthesiology
• 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Presentations by six IDEA Labs teams
• 8 to 9 p.m. – Poster session
• 9 p.m. – Winners announced
This event, including
dinner, is free and open to the public. For further information, contact
Joshua Siegel, IDEA Labs’ director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about IDEA Labs, visit the website.