Industry Rising Star Award Competition

This 1.5 hour session will be an industry research-focused competition for all young scientists currently employed at a non-academic, non-government position in industry (must have completed terminal degree from 2013-2023). Participants should submit a CV/Resume, in addition to a 1-page abstract (following SFB guidelines) that specifically emphasizes how their research advances the state of the field/industry that they work in and supports the translation of biomaterials to the clinic/market. This abstract can be adapted from the participant’s submitted conference abstract or can be an entirely new piece of work. The top 6 submitted abstracts – evaluated by a panel of industry scientists based on the impact of the candidate’s research on their respective industry, translational value, and the accomplishments of the candidate – will be selected to compete in this session at the conference. Finalists will present an 8-minute talk, with 2 minutes for Q&A.

Registration ended on Wednesday, March 15th at 11:59 PM EST.
Thank you to all who submitted!

Session Format (HH:MM):

  • 00:00 - 00:15: Presentation by Evonik (sponsor)
  • 00:15 - 01:15: Finalist talks/Q&A’s
  • 01:15 - 01:30: Deliberation by judges and announcement of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finalists ($250, $200, and $150 prizes).
    •  Additionally, the 4th, 5th, and 6th place finalists will receive an Honorable Mention certificate


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