The Annual Bench to Bedside Competition

The Bench to Bedside program culminates in a formal presentation of all team projects at an annual awards competition at the State Capitol in April. The event draws participation from faculty physicians, residents, industry leaders, venture capital firms, and the highest echelons of the University leadership. The first half of the program entails student teams pitching their innovations to judges and spectators. The team projects are evaluated and scored for business strategy, design quality and healthcare impact by a VIP panel of judges.

The second half of the program comprises the awards presentation. Top teams are awarded over $140,000 in prize money to support further project development. Prize categories include Best in Medicine, Best in Engineering, Best in Business, Global Health, Healthcare IT, Consumers Choice, Eccles and Marriot Libraries Awards, Runner up Awards, and the Grand Prize Award. Family and friends of teams are invited.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Competition Night event is being reformatted for an online event. More details will be released regarding this year's compeition night in March 2021. 

Watch Live: Click here to watch live on April 20, 2021 at 6:00PM MDT to meet the winners of Bench to Bedside 2021

Students, judges and the general public will be in attendance to see the results of 2 semesters of hard work from the teams. The top teams will be publicly recognized on stage in a final awards ceremony to culminate the program’s capstone event.

Winter 2021/Spring 2022 B2B Events & Workshops




06 Dec 2021

Patent Search Best Practices 
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19 Jan 2022

Workshop #2: Product Requirements
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26 Jan 2022

Mentor Night 
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The Shop 
6 pm MST

09 Feb 2022

Workshop #3: Regulatory Affairs
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5pm MST

23 Feb 2022

Workshop #4: Go-to-Market Strategy
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5pm MST

02 Mar 2022

Pre-competition Workshop
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5pm MST

25 Mar 2022

Competition Packets Due 
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11:59PM MST

11 Apr 2022

B2B Competition Night
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Utah State Capitol
5pm MST

21 Apr 2022

What's Next? Post-Competition Social


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