IDea Incubator

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Innovators are invited to submit original ideas for a chance to present at IDea Incubator, the new live forum in IDWeek’s exhibition hall on Thursday, October 4 at 5 p.m. Any individuals or team with a concept designed to improve ID care through entrepreneurship, policy, systems redesign, education, collaboration, technology, or more is invited to apply now. 

Five to seven finalist’s ideas will be selected for presentation in front of a live audience and expert panel of judges from the business, technology, and medicine industries. The judges and audience will choose the winner through the IDWeek App and a cash prize will be awarded. See the Competition Rules for more information on how the event will be structured.

Submissions will be accepted online until June 29, 5 p.m. EDT.  Online submissions must include contact information, a brief description of the idea, and/or a 2-3-minute video. Only pitches with complete submissions will be considered. Please review the Important Dates.  

 
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Important Dates

April 12

Application Opens Online

June 29

Application Submission Deadline

August 7

Finalists Notified

October 4, 5-6 p.m.

IDea Incubator, Moscone Center, Hall A

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Competition Rules

  1. IDWeek and its affiliates are not responsible for any intellectual property submitted and/or presented at any time for its IDea Incubator program during IDWeek 2018. Any individual, group, organization, or company is solely responsible for securing intellectual property protection. Learn how to secure your intellectual property.

  2. IDea Incubator is open to IDWeek 2018 attendees only. This includes scientific attendees, exhibitors, invited speakers, and guests. Any group, company or organization that applies, must have at least one IDWeek 2018 attendee and this attendee must be the primary submitter.

  3. Applications will be reviewed after the cut-off date of June 29, 5 p.m. EDT. An incomplete application will be disqualified. See the Important Dates. 

  4. Accepted presenters will be notified on August 7, 2018. This information will include the presenter(s) rehearsal and presentation times. If accepted, but unable to present, then a 30 day notice is required.

  5. Presentations will be up to 5 minutes in length, followed by a 5 minute long question and answer period be the judges.

  6. A winning idea will be chosen by the judges and audience through the IDWeek APP. A prize will be awarded.

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Securing Your Intellectual Property

The following articles may assist with securing intellectual property. Many other sources are available on the internet:

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