Submit YOUR ideas for the WCG Innovation Challenge! 

Submission Deadline is January 31, 2024. There is no entry fee!

Finalists Will Be Notified by February 29, 2024.

WCG recognizes that the clinical trial industry is filled with individuals and teams who are continuously developing new ideas to more effectively advance clinical research. After each MAGI conference, we receive a lot of feedback about the amazing group of conference attendees and their passion for connecting and sharing innovative ideas. These interactions often inspire attendees to go home and incorporate some of those new ideas into their policies and procedures.

To highlight some of these fantastic ideas WCG hosts an annual WCG Innovation Challenge.  Submissions can be novel ideas or the result of a completed project. The WCG Innovation Challenge presents you with the opportunity to showcase your interesting, innovative ideas related to clinical trial site efficiency, increased performance, or quality improvement with a global audience of research professionals.  

Innovations that are selected as finalists by the review panel will be presented to the live MAGI audience in a special Plenary session in New Orleans where the winning innovation will be chosen.

Ideas will be evaluated on novelty, resources to execute, ability to move from ideation to production, and the overall impact on an outcome of efficiency, performance, or quality. Important and innovative ideas don’t have to be complicated.

Submissions will be reviewed by the moderator and the MAGI Steering Committee, to select the finalists chosen for presentation at the meeting.

  • Finalists will have exactly 5 minutes - and not a second more! - to present their solution live during the event. This will be followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the Steering Committee
  • The live audience will vote on a winner after the presentations.

Finalists selected to present in the WCG Innovation Challenge receive these unique benefits:

  • Becoming a member of the MAGI conference faculty
    • Free conference registration
  • Exclusive presentation showcasing your unique solution
  • Article about your innovation in CenterWatch Weekly, which reaches 220,000 people 

If you have previously submitted to the WCG Innovation Challenge and were selected as a finalist, you are not eligible submit the same project again. Submissions describing commercial products or commercial organizations, or that involve the use of tools or software owned by the submitter or their organization are not eligible. If you have a commercial product, please contact James DeFalco for information about the Innovation Theater opportunities at MAGI.

Please direct any questions specific to the WCG Innovation Challenge to