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Call for Entries: Epilepsy Therapy Project 2014 Shark Tank Competition
The Epilepsy Therapy Project, an initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation, is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care for its third annual Shark Tank Competition. The winner(s) of the 2014 Shark Tank Competition will receive international recognition and compete for awards totaling $200,000 to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy.
The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) is Friday, March 14, 2014. The Shark Tank review committee will select as many as five finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their product concepts or candidates at the 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference, scheduled from June 5-7. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of judges representing physicians and scientists, corporate executives, leading industry investors, people with epilepsy and their family members. The project deemed to be the most innovative will be announced at the conference, and the winner(s) can receive as much as $200,000 to accelerate the idea towards improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy. All finalists are eligible for a travel stipend to attend the conference and free conference registration.
Examples of novel concepts:
■ a drug or device treatent that stops a seizure (especially those already developed or approved for a different indication)
■ a system that helps patients manage their treatment or their epilepsy (less invasive, less costly anti-epileptic drug measurement, for example)
■ a device that prevents personal injury from a seizure
■ any other concept that could improve the lives of people with epilepsy potentially in the near future
LOI Applications due Friday, March 14, 2014
The proposal must include information about intellectual property, and a brief development outline with milestones for deliverables. Explain the potential impact on people with epilepsy in terms of the creativity/ingenuity of the concept, as well as significance of this concept as an advancement for people with epilepsy.
■ Applicants must demonstrate an ability to move the proposed plan to completion, showing how the prize can accelerate any step along the path to market.
■ Inventors who submitted ideas for the 2012 or 2013 Shark Tank Competition are encouraged to re-submit their ideas if substantial progress has been made.
■ Applicants may reside in any country. No specific background or experience is required.
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