IDEA Labs Demo Day April 18​​​

​Medical, engineering students to demonstrate inventions

​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.
At Demo Day, interdisciplinary student teams from the School of Medicine, School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences​ will demonstrate prototypes for inventions they have designed to solve a variety of health-care problems. Most teams have been developing their prototypes since IDEA Day in October, when medical faculty and classmates posed health-care related problems they had observed.
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.

Event schedule:
• 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 To learn more about IDEA Labs, visit the website​.