Discovery Award Winners

Find out who the 10 teams are who have received a grant to develop their prototypes

We are pleased to announce and feature the ten teams who will receive up to $200,000 to continue developing their surgical training module prototypes.

In addition, the Challenge, a collaboration among Nesta Challenges, MIT Solve, Appropredia Foundation, and the Intuitive Foundation has partnered with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to establish a prestigious mentoring programme to provide guidance and mentoring to teams participating in the Challenge.

Meet the teams

Designing a model for training surgeons with no formal training in pediatric surgery to perform a safe colostomy on a newborn.

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A surgical training module for orthopaedic surgeons to learn accurate correction of bone deformities.

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Designing a model for the prehospital setting to teach bleeding control techniques.

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Teaching orthopedic surgeons and medical officers on how to handle this common fracture.

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Designing a surgical training model to teach surgeons how to restore form, function and feeling through local flap surgery.

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Designing a surgical training model to develop skills to help drill bone and to place fixation pins to stabilize fractures.

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Designing a training module for general surgeons and trainees to learn to repair simple congenital heart defects, such as patent ductus arteriosus.

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Developing a training module for surgical residents and surgeons to learn to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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Designing a surgical training module to train clinicians who are expected to perform open appendectomies.

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Designing a dual-approach model to teach surgeons to be competent and confident in performing all aspects of patient care in the laparoscopic treatment of ectopic pregnancy.

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What were the Discovery Awards?

The Discovery Awards were initial grants to allow teams to develop and test their prototype surgical modules. Grantees will be expected to utilise their grant to develop an initial prototype and self-assessment framework. The Challenge’s Judging Panel selected the 10 teams to receive Discovery Awards.