WoundShark Innovation Competition

Submissions must be received by March 25, 2019.

The Wound Healing Society (WHS) is pleased to announce the first annual science and product innovation competition.
The competition features two tracks to apply for the WHS WoundShark Innovation Award: a Research Track and Translational Track for groundbreaking science and new product innovations. Winners will be announced at the SharkTank Lunch on May 7, 12:45 - 2:00 pm at the WHS Annual Meeting.

Only WHS MEMBERS can apply for the prestigious awards. Please apply online if you are not already a WHS member.

A panel of esteemed judges from the program committee will review the submissions and select the top three submissions for a five-minute elevator pitch. The best Research and Translational Track pitches will each win a $500 CASH PRIZE sponsored by Alira Health.

Judging criteria for the WHS WoundShark innovation award is provided below:

Research Track Judging Criteria

  1. Novel Scientific Discovery
  2. Real Statistical Significance (with controls)
  3. Strong Preclinical and/or Clinical Evidence
  4. Potential Impact on Wound Healing Field
Translational Track Judging Criteria
  1. True Product Innovation
  2. Clear Unmet Need
  3. Strong Preclinical and/or Clinical Evidence
  4. Market Potential and Competitive Advantage
First Name
Last Name

Product or innovation title:

Abstract which contains the unmet need

(not to exceed 100 words)

Value proposition

Competitive advantage

The novelty of the science or the invention

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