WoundShark Innovation Competition
Supported By:

Alira Health Baril

Submissions must be received by Monday, April 19, 2021.

The Wound Healing Society (WHS) is pleased to continue the Wound Shark product innovation competition during the 2021 WHS Virtual Meeting.

Following a brief introduction of the program, the competition will focus on two areas of wound research. A translational track (clinical and research studies) and a commercial track (products and devices). Participants will be solicited by a general email and must be wound healing members to participate. Each participants will have 5 minutes to present their work in a single PowerPoint slide. Presentations will be followed by Q&A from judges and a winner from each track will be announced. Track winners will receive a prize, crystal award, and 10 hours of mentorship support opportunities from Alira Health. Date for the competition to be determined shortly.

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 Wound Shark 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
Are you a WHS member? Yes | No
Track Submission Research | Translational

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

Wound Healing Society
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: 978-927-8330 | Fax: 978-524-0498