Student Fellowhip

Inaugural Annual Bio-IT World Early Innovator Award

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo WEST is pleased to announce the Inaugural Annual Bio-IT World Early Innovator Award, which is open exclusively to the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo WEST Student Fellows. 

Bio-IT World values the contributions of early-career scientists and is committed to offering platforms for professional engagement, advancement, and research recognition. The Bio-IT World Early Innovator Award honors innovation and creativity in effectively identifying and solving a real-world clinical, scientific, or organizational problem through the application of a informatics solution.

By incorporating these scientists into the conversation at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo WEST —including naming winners during the plenary session—we hope to facilitate collaborations and advance the work of these most promising researchers.

How do I enter?

The Early Innovator Award shares the same entry form as poster submissions. The form consists of entry fields and open-ended questions that allow you to outline the problem, describe your solution, and summarize future research plans. Please note, only Student Fellows who are confirmed to present a scientific poster in our Exhibit Hall during the main conference program can be considered for the Early Innovator Award. If you want to submit a poster and not be considered for the Award, there is an opt-out box you can select within the application.

How is the Early Innovator Award Judged?

A panel of industry experts will review each Student Fellowship application and choose the Early Innovator Award winner based on the complexity of the problem; the uniqueness, elegance, and effectiveness of the solution; and proposed next steps.

What does the Early Innovator Award Receive?

The winner of the Bio-IT World Early Innovator Award will receive:

  • A trophy presented during the Plenary Keynote Session on Wednesday
  • Media coverage outlining his or her work in Bio-IT World
  • Complimentary Registration for the 2020 Bio-IT World Expo West

The Early Innovator Award Mission

The Award is sponsored by Bio-IT World and Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), a division of Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), which is the organizer of the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo WEST. The mission of the Award, and the mission of CHI, is to inspire young scientists to be leaders in our field, driving change and shaping the future of medicine.


* This discounted Fellow rate cannot be combined with any other discounts for this event. Your discounted registration does not grant access to any of the Short Courses, Symposia or Training Seminars. It also does not include hotel, travel or meals.