WCA Innovation Prize

Call for applications

The 36th World Congress of Audiology is coming to Paris in September 2024 …. just a couple of weeks after the closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games! The world’s leading experts in the fields of Hearing Loss and its medical and surgical rehabilitation, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, Language disorder and, Vertigo and Imbalance, will converge to the City of Lights to share their expertise.

The Paris congress will cast a spotlight on new and emerging technologies and therapeutics, leaving the stage to startup and established companies who will be able pitch their latest innovations. Our ambition is to offer the most innovative companies a forum to showcase their cutting-edge solutions: medical equipment, healthcare software, audio-vestibular assessment tools, and more.

Dedicated sessions will be organized in large-capacity convention rooms, and a special prize will be awarded for the best innovation (between TRL 3 and TRL 8)  in one of the following domains:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical devices
  • Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Procedures, including e-Health
  •  and TRL Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

The best candidates will be selected for dedicated sessions, all held in large-capacity convention rooms, and given 5 minutes and 5 slides to pitch in front of an international jury of researchers, clinicians, economists and industry professionals.

With this award, the winning company will have the opportunity to :

  • Present its innovation to an international audience
  • Receive the award and the prize during the plenary session
  • Benefit from extensive media coverage after the event

Does your company operate in the field of audiology, and is it developing an innovation that addresses an unmet medical need ?

Submit your application here before May 1, 2024

Coordination & Partnership

Gabrielle DUPUIS

+ 33 6 15 71 55 29


Pauline VALET


Virginie SAK

+33 (0)1 64 34 14 60

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