Registration Requirements 

Biodesign Challenge welcomes the following groups to register for the competition:

1. University Classrooms
Classroom entries can consist of both undergraduate and graduate students of any background. Classrooms are also welcome to partner with other departments to collaborate during the Challenge. Only one team per classroom will be accepted to present at the Summit. 

2. High School Classrooms
A select number of high school classrooms with students of all ages are welcome to join the competition.

Note: An institution is permitted to enter more than one classroom into the competition but must pay separate registration fees per classroom. 


Each classroom pays a registration fee, which provides the instructor with access to our online database of curriculum materials, mentorship from expert consultants provided by BDC, and one presentation slot at the BDC Summit. 

Classroom registration fees for BDC 2020 are: 

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Each university or group is responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Each classroom is permitted to send one team of 3-5 students to the Summit and be accompanied by 2 instructors or mentors.

Refund Policy 

In order to qualify for a refund, cancellations must be sent in writing prior to January 15th. All refunds are subject to a $70 processing fee. Refunds will be made in US dollars and processed in the manner in which they were received with the possible exception of wire payments, which at the organizers’ discretion, may be refunded via check. If a refund is made via wire transfer, any bank fees will be deducted from the refund. BDC is not responsible for cancellations or the inability of a team to travel to the BDC Summit.


An invoice will be made available to you upon submission of your payment details required for registration. 


For questions about payments for BDC 2020 contact: 
BDC Headquarters