H2i’s Pitch Perfect Competition

 

Pitch Perfect 2019 Competition

 

The Pitch Perfect Competition is a Faculty of Medicine and Health Innovation Hub 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 for three Student Innovation Fellowships of $5,000 each to help develop your idea. 

Applications are due Wed Oct 30th and Mentorship hours will be provided Nov 6th and 7 to help students perfect their pitches. 

Pitch Perfect will take place on Wednesday November 13th at ONRamp RBC Innovation Hub 

Candidates must apply online and one member of the team must be a current U of T student. 

Application Includes:

  • List of Team Members and affiliation with the University 
  • List your Faculty of Medicine Mentor 
  • Project description (up to 400words) including: 
  • Identified Health / Medical Need 
  • Project Description 
  • Work Plan / Milestones 
  • Short term and long term funding priorities 

 

Guidelines and Criteria

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

Six proposals will be selected for 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 will be accepted into the Health Innovation Hub  
  • 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 member of the team must be a registered University of Toronto student. 

For further information or questions:info.h2i@utoronto.ca