Where great minds share great innovations

“The Mimics Innovation Awards celebrate some of the most meaningful innovations and open our minds to what possibilities we never even imagined before, with far-reaching impact. It is a moment each year when we can reward the hard work and dedication from many around the globe who have dedicated their lives to creating a better and 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 be offered a publication upon peer-review in Springer’s 3D Printing in Medicine journal, a Materialise webinar to present their research and 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
  • Publish in Springer’s 3D Printing in Medicine journal (upon peer review)
  • Get visibility through the Materialise channels
  • Become part of a community of innovators
  • Receive award money to further your research
5 reasons to participate in the Mimics Innovation Awards

Categories

Materialise awards one winner per category, with one finalist per region: 

  • North and South America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa

 

The categories are as follows:

  • Innovation: Solving healthcare issues through engineering using a new method. The jury’s evaluation criteria are based on an out-of-the-box idea that has a strong technical rationale.
     
  • Clinical evidence: Finding a healthcare solution that could have an impact on society. Materialise is looking for studies with strong clinical evidence that show concrete clinical and/or economic benefit on patient care.
     
  • Non-clinical research: Using technology in an unconventional way where technology is showing high relevance. The jury is looking for studies that are not directly related to healthcare, and encourage readers to think about imaging techniques through a different lens.


The finalists will each receive a grant of EUR 1,000.

From the three finalists, a winner will be selected per category and each receives EUR 3,500.

 

Global Award

A Global Winner will be selected from the three category award winners.

This exceptional candidate will receive an additional EUR 1,500, making their total grant value EUR 5,000.

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/Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland) in 2014. Her doctoral research focused on multiscale modeling of 3D-printed orthopaedic 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, orthopaedics, 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 Materialise Mimics software
  • Quality