August 18 - The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has announced a limited number of $500 stipends are available for expenses related to developing biomedical innovations for participation in the BMEidea competition. The deadline for stipend applications is November 6, 2009.
The stipends are part of the 2010 BMEidea competition which features interdisciplinary teams of college students developing commercially promising medical devices and technologies. Last year, Stanford University's "Lab-on-a-Stick" team won the $10,000 first place prize for their portable bioassay device that promises to diagnose diseases ranging from flu to HIV without doctors, technicians or specialized lab equipment.
About the NCIIA
With a membership of nearly 200 colleges and universities from all over the United States, the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) engages more than 5,000 student entrepreneurs each year, leveraging their respective school campuses as working laboratories and incubators for businesses and ultimately helping them to bring their concepts to commercialization. The organization was established in the mid-90s with support from the Lemelson Foundation. For more information about NCIIA, visit www.nciia.org.