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About IDEA Labs

IDEA Labs is a bioengineering design and entrepreneurship incubator founded in 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis. Students, faculty, staff, and St. Louis entrepreneurs team up to tackle unmet needs in healthcare delivery and clinical medicine.

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  • What is IDEA Labs

    A collaboration of faculty, medical, and engineering students Teams design solutions for problems in clinical medicine and healthcare delivery Our second year is currently under way. Problems were presented by faculty on October 11th and teams will have until the first design review on November 19 to choose which problem they will be working on. For a more detailed timeline see the participant resources page.

  • Why Participate?

    Past teams have gone from concept to functional prototype within 1 semester Faculty have an opportunity to mentor an interdisciplinary team of students Design solutions to important medical problems.

  • How can you get involved?

    CLINICIANS Click to submit your clinical problem(s).
    We accept problem suggestions year 'round. We are currently accepting problem submissions for the 2014 cycle.

    STUDENTS Click to participate
    Students interested in participating may still apply to join teams in the current cycle if space allows. Otherwise applications will be considered for our next cycle.


  • April 18, 2014

    Demo Day was a great success! Congrats to DataDog for winning best all-around, and to EpiSquared for winning the opportunity to present at the Arch Grants Competition. Read more in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

  • February 6, 2014

    Techli Domain Report Interviews IDEA Labs. A few contributors to IDEA Labs were given the opporunity to talk about the program and what makes it unique.

  • February 1, 2014

    Congratulations to Epi Squared on being named Olin Cup Finalists. Check out this interview about their Olin Cup experience.

  • October 12, 2013

    The second Problem Day was a success! Check out the story in The Record.