2024 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition – APPLY NOW

The Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition 2024 is currently accepting applications. This competition recognizes outstanding design in healthcare that emphasizes a clear understanding of needs, the impact on people, focused problem-solving, and practical real-world solutions.

 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition

Competition Tracks

  1. Design of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems
  2. Global Health/Humanitarian Design
  3. Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design
  4. Post-Surgical Infection Management


  • 1st Prize: $5,000
  • 2nd Prize: $3,000
  • 3rd Prize: $1,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects must focus on healthcare applications within the specified tracks.
  • Projects must have commenced after January 1, 2022.
  • Projects should be led by full-time students; postdoc research projects are not eligible.
  • Projects with significant funding (> $100K) are ineligible.
  • Projects run by startups, faculty, or non-full-time students are ineligible.
  • Eligible students include those pursuing undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.
  • Project teams must consist of more than one full-time student.
  • Multiple unique projects can be submitted by applicants.

Simplified Rubric for Design Brief

The Design Brief is a two-page executive summary of your design project. You should write it for an audience of medtech engineers and designers who may not be as familiar as you are with your clinical and solution space.

The Design Brief will be evaluated based on:

  1. Problem description (25%): Define the problem, clinical background, and the need for a better solution.
  2. Solution concept(s) (25%): Present the proposed solution, design rationale, and how it meets stakeholder needs.
  3. Reduction to practice (25%): Describe experimental results or showcase prototypes.
  4. Pathway to implementation (25%): Outline the project’s future steps toward creating an impactful solution.

Format Guidelines

  • The Design Brief should not exceed 2 pages, including figures; references can be listed separately.
  • Use Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface, black font color, and a font size of 11 points or larger.
  • Maintain standard paper size (8 1⁄2″ x 11) with at least one-half-inch margins.
  • Figures, plots, or photos are recommended but count towards the page limit.
  • Application deadline: February 12, 2024.

If you want to apply, click here. You can also visit the official Healthcare Design Competition for more details.

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