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FINALS Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2023

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Event Details:

Join us for the 10th annual Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge Finals! 

This free event will be held in-person in Paul Brest Hall at Stanford University. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! It will include:

  • Keynote by Professor Steve Collins on designing exoskeletons to sustain mobility as we age
  • Pitch presentations by each of the eight finalist teams
  • Award ceremony:
    • 1st place: $10,000
    • 2nd place: $5,000
    • 3rd place: $2,000
  • Distinguished Design Challenge alumni features in celebration of the 10th anniversary 
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks by Stanford catering
  • Networking opportunities

Register here: Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2023 Finals April 25, 2023

Come all day or to individual events. Find the full agenda here.

Agenda overview:

8:30am  Check in, breakfast, coffee, and networking
9:00am  Welcome
9:15am  Keynote by Professor Steve Collins
9:55am  Finalist pitch presentations, Part 1 (4 presentations)
10:55am  Break
11:15am  Finalist pitch presentations, Part 2 (4 presentations)
12:15pm  Lunch and networking
1:45pm  Design Challenge 10th Anniversary Retrospective
2:00pm  Distinguished Design Challenge alumni panel
2:30pm  Introduction to Design Challenge 2024
2:45pm  Awards
3:00pm  Reception with light snacks


  • The closest visitor and commuter parking is located in the Wilbur Field Garage: 560 Wilbur Way, Stanford, CA 94305. 
  • Visitor parking is located on the first level.
  • Walking directions to Paul Brest Hall can be found here.

The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge is a global competition aimed at encouraging students to design products and services to improve the lives of people across all ages. Established in 2013, the Challenge is focused on ways to motivate and empower people in their daily lives both inside their homes and in their community.