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Register for the 2022/23 Competition TODAY!

Congratulations to our 2020/21 Top 40 teams!

Meet our Top 3 competitors and their Mentors

2020/21 Case Competition

Over 570 students, making up 187 teams from over 70 institutions across the world competed in the first annual IgNITE 2020/21 Competition!

2020/21 Timeline

Applications Open

Mid September - End of October

Round 2

January - Mid February 

Applications to join the IgNITE Medical Case Competition will be officially open

Top 40 teams will create and submit poster presentations of their proposals

** All dates are tentative and can be changed by the Organizational Committee.

Round 1

1st November - 1st December

Students will receive the case package and be paired with a mentor. Students will develop and submit their research proposals. The submission will include an abstract and elevator pitch video

Conference Day

27th February 2021 

Virtual conference day.  Research poster presentations, keynote speakers, and other networking opportunities

2020/21 Theme and Lab Techniques

Science Student

Regenerative Medicine

1. Western Blot

2. Immuno-fluorescence

3. CRISPR-Cas9

Want to see a mini version of this years case package?

2020/21 Prizes

Top 40 Teams' Abstracts are Published in the URNCST Journal

IgNITE Trophy

Top 3 Teams' Abstracts are Published in UOSJ

1st: $1000

2nd: $600

3rd: $400

** All prizes can be changed by the Organizational Committee.

*** CAD dollar

Further Details


"The workshops and case package were very nicely organized, so finding the info we were looking for was easy. It was also super cool to have several different university students giving us tips during webinars.” 

"IgNITE was great with making research feel accessible to high school students and give them a taste of exposure to the field! The resources and mentors really helped as well.” 

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