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“…many interesting research projects never progress beyond the planning stage due to lack of funding. At Materialise, we want to support researchers and their important work towards a healthier world.”

– Wilfried Vancraen, CEO Materialise

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Acknowledging excellence in Engineering on Anatomy

Since 2005, Materialise supports researchers and their cutting-edge work through the Mimics Innovation Awards. With this competition, we recognize some of the industry’s most recent and important achievements. Materialise is committed to making the world a better and healthier place through Engineering on Anatomy. We are proud that leading researchers use Materialise Mimics software to achieve the same goal.

    Winners will receive a monetary prize to further their research, regardless of the discipline. Researchers within universities, hospitals, medical device companies and research centers who use Materialise Mimics software are encouraged to submit their paper.

    5 reasons to participate in the Mimics Innovation Awards

    • Get recognized for your innovative research
    • Receive award money to further your research
    • Present your work at Materialise events
    • Get visibility through the Materialise channels
    • Become part of a community of innovators
    5 reasons to participate in the Mimics Innovation Awards

    There are twocategories for the Mimics Innovation Awards:

    Testimonials from previous winners

    Ellen Roche"I WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT WINNING A MIMICS INNOVATION AWARD. THE AWARD ALLOWED ME TO ATTEND ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND PURCHASE MATERIALS FOR MY EXPERIMENTS. I EVEN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT MY RESEARCH AT A HIGH LEVEL MATERIALISE EVENT."

    Ellen Roche is an MD/PhD student at Harvard University working on Cardiac repair and exploring myocardial mechanics to guide design of strategies for cardiac repair. She has previous experience as a Research and Development Engineer in the medical device industry.

    Dr. Heather Doyle"THIS AWARD OFFERS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORK. IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE DEMONSTRATE THE MANY APPLICATION AREAS OF THE MIMICS INNOVATION SUITE TO CONTINUOUSLY PUSH FORWARD ITS CAPABILITIES."

    Dr. Heather Doyle completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland) in 2014. Her doctoral research focused on multiscale modeling of 3D-printed orthopedic scaffold materials and computational modeling to evaluate the mechanical stability of critical-sized tibial defects with implanted scaffolds.

    Guidelines

    • You can submit your research in the form of a published or unpublished article.
    • Submission page limit is 10 pages.
    • Submissions must be in English and should at least include the following sections: abstract, methods, results, conclusions.
    • All applicants should have used Materialise Mimics software (Mimics, 3-matic, PROPLAN CMF, Mimics inPrint) for their research.
    • Submissions from all disciplines are encouraged. Typical research areas include but are not limited to: medicine, biomedical engineering, cardiovascular, veterinary medicine, archaeology, pulmonology, biology, palaeontology, material sciences, orthopedics, cranio-maxillofacial, biomechanics, forensics and more.

    An independent, international jury of experts thoroughly evaluates each submission and selects the most innovative cases based on the following criteria:

    • originality of work
    • social impact
    • role of the Materialise Mimics software
    • quality