Video Competition

Brought to you by the Women in Sensors Engineering (WiSe)

Responsible Innovation in Biosensors and Biosensing – what does it mean, what happens when we get it wrong and what "good" looks like?

Eligibility: Any student, registered at the time of submission in a BSc, MSc or PhD programme, anywhere in the world can submit. You do not need to be an IEEE member or registered for the IEEE Biosensors 2023 conference to enter this video competition.

Call for entries: We are seeking 3 min videos from students around the world researching and studying Biosensors and Biosensing. The competition topic is Responsible Innovation.

Responsible Innovation in research means “taking care of the future through collective stewardship of science and innovation in the present”.

Entries can follow the model of the globally acclaimed 3 Minute Thesis (For example) We welcome examples of how Responsible Innovation is put in practice around the world, in any lab and within any research theme associated with biosensors as devices, systems or sub-systems, data processing from biosensors, and so on. Reflective examples of things going wrong in the innovation cycles are particularly welcome and so are examples of best practice in safeguarding an ethical future through present responsible innovation action. We encourage entries presented creatively, including through the production of poems, visual art work, and so on, exhibited through the video medium.

Requirements: Form submission and video upload.

Notes: To generate the video, we recommend using a video conferencing tool, such as Zoom or MS Teams.

There are plenty of web-pages and how-to videos on using Zoom in this way available on the web.

It is preferred that your face is visible during the recording but if this is not possible (for example, due to religious reasons) please note this in your video or on the slides.

Key dates: The competition will be open from 17th April to 30th June. The winners will be announced in a WiSE session to be held in London on 30th July.

Judging criteria: The entries will be judged based on the following:

  1. Understanding of the background and significance of the Responsible Innovation example covered in the video;
  2. Clear description of how Responsible Innovation has been/ can be put into practise including outcomes and conclusions;
  3. Originality, clarity, and logical sequence of the video.

Prizes: There will be three prizes. The winning video entries will be played in the WiSE session on 30th July and hosted on IEEE Sensors YouTube channel. In addition, we will have a “public choice award”, open to all conference participants, during the conference; the awarded video in this category will be also hosted on the channel above, post conference.

We look forward to receiving your entries!