Past Submissions

Compilation of projects from previous year's teams

Biodesign Webinar Series

Biodesign curriculum aimed to guide teams through their biodesign process

What is the Biodesign Competition?

SIR MSC Biodesign and Innovation Committee (BDIC) hosts an annual Biodesign Competition where students are challenged to solve problems faced in IR in a collaborative setting with peers and IR mentors. Teams participate in a series of events throughout the year at the end of which, the top two teams are selected to present at the annual SIR conference in March.

This Year’s Theme (2023): Ergonomic Innovations in IR

Interventional radiologists encounter various challenges when performing procedures. In particular, IRs can experience significant ergonomic limitations in the IR suite, whether wearing lead aprons while maneuvering wires or continuously positioning radiation shields. These limitations can contribute to chronic pain, decreased work output, and burnout.

For this year’s competition, your team must devise a solution that improves the ergonomics in IR. Your innovation will be assessed not only on practicality and originality but also on how it may prevent work-related injuries, reduce performance errors, or improve productivity


  • October 18, 2022

    Biodesign Competition syllabus, theme, and prompts released to teams

  • November 7 - 11, 2022

    Webinar session (Exact time TBD)

  • November 20, 2022

    Registration Deadline

  • January 15, 2023

    Submissions Due

  • January 30 - February 3, 2023

    Five-minute team pitches (Exact time TBD)

  • March 4 - 9, 2023

    Face-off between two finalist teams at SIR 2023