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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
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
There are two categories for the Mimics Innovation Awards:
Materialise awards a first and a second prize in each of three regions:
- North and South America
- Europe, Middle East, Africa
Your submission will fall under one of the three regions based on your current address. First prize winners receive 3500 EUR and second prize winners 1500 EUR.
A Global Winner will be selected from the regional first prize winners. This exceptional candidate will receive an additional 1500 EUR making their total award 5000 EUR.
"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.
- You can submit your research in the form of a published or unpublished article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 Materialise Mimics software