Passionate about Innovation and Healthcare?

The Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition is an opportunity to accelerate the Pitt research commercialization journey, while providing students and postdocs with exposure to the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students must apply with a faculty sponsor and up to $40,000 is available to the participating University departments.

Applying is easy and students will be paired with a business mentor to assist in developing their competition pitch and have access to other resources through the Pitt innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Applications are due September 7, 2022Students will have plenty of time to prepare as final presentations are not until Oct 20, 2022.

Apply here:  Michael G. Wells Healthcare Competition (


By Alyson Kavalukas
Alyson Kavalukas Assistant Director