To Enable, Collaborate, Educate, and Facilitate student initiated translation of Health Matters

The Pitch Perfect Competition is a Faculty of Medicine and UofT Campus Linked Accelerator initiative to celebrate and support student innovations on Health Matters.  Applications will be evaluated and six student Project Proposals will be selected to Pitch their Entrepreneurial Ideas on October 25th for 3 Student Innovation Fellowships of $5,000 each.

Application Guidelines & Rules
The Applicant must be:

  • Current University of Toronto student;
  • At least one member of the team is under the age of 29.

Deadline for submission is October 20th.  Candidates must apply online with the following information:

Candidates must apply online providing the following:

  • List of other students/faculty involved;
  • Role and Academic affiliation of applicant;
  • Name of Potential Faculty Mentor, though no letter of support is required
    (If awarded the Commercialization Award and Student Fellowship, students are required to secure a faculty mentor who is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine to supervise the fellowship)
  • Project description (up to 400words) including:
    • Project summary;
    • Milestones & goals;
    • Health / Medical need

Finalist to participate in the Pitch competition will be informed on October 23rd

Evaluation Criteria:
Proposals will be evaluated on commercialization/translation potential including (but not limited to) the following criteria:

  • Identified Health / Medical need;
  • Scientific basis for design solution;
  • Novelty, complexity, risk & feasibility;
  • Work plan, milestones, deliverables & decision points;
  • Knowledge transfer plan; and
  • Health Impact / Market Potential.

Development activities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Refining and implementing designs;
  • Testing / evaluating application;
  • Market studies;
  • Demonstration—Proof-of-concept;
  • Preparing demonstrations;
  • Building prototypes; and
  • Performing beta trials.

The Pitch Competition
Applications will be evaluated and six projects will be selected to participate in a Pitch Competition on October 25th (time and location TBA), for a chance to receive one of three $5000 Student Innovation Fellowships to further develop your ideas.

The six proposals invited to Pitch Perfect will be notified by e-mail on October 23rd

Six proposals will be selected at Pitch Perfect by a panel of invited judges from the Faculty of Medicine and Industry.

Student Innovation Fellowship

  • Three teams will be awarded $5000 each, and participate in a one year Student lnnovation Fellowship with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i)
  • Students are required to secure a faculty mentor affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine to supervise the fellowship.  This potential Mentor should be indicated in the application
  • Student innovations in Health Matters is defined as any health related projected affiliated with a department, extra departmental unit, UofT/TAHSN community partner with the Faculty of Medicine, which is targeted towards effect and efficient student driven translation of research discoveries
  • One student in the team must be aged 29 or younger and registered at the University of Toronto

Contact Information
For further information or questions: or 416-978-4474