Print For Healthcare

3D Print Innovative Devices for Accessible Healthcare

EPICentre has partnered with Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to deliver Print for Healthcare. This competition invites all students and community members to form multidisciplinary teams to research and identify a need for a new or improved device that would benefit any healthcare field. Teams will then design, print, and develop a short business plan for their device over the course of 1 month. Enter your team by November 9, 2018 by clicking the Entry Form button below



  1. To highlight 3D printing as a tool for custom, fast, and cost-effective prototyping and construction in healthcare
  2. To educate how to create innovative technologies and implement them into healthcare practice

Competition Timeline

1. Kickoff Event – Wednesday, October 31st 2. Application Due Date – Wednesday, November 9th 3. Final Pitch – Monday, December 3rd **Each event below requires separate registration. Please RSVP by clicking the links below. ***Please Note: You can still apply for the Print for Healthcare Competition without attending the Kickoff Event***

Kick-off Event Breakfast in the “HUB” : Join us for a light breakfast in the EPIC Industrial Hub. This event will help put the entire competition into perspective, provide you with more education about 3D printing in healthcare, introduce you to leading healthcare professionals, companies, and 3D printers in our area. This is also a great opportunity to begin brainstorming device ideas for the competition while also forming your multidisciplinary team! Please register here

Final Pitch: The Final Pitch will be held at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Teams will showcase their devices, research, and short business plans to judges from healthcare, funders, and local businesses. Please register here


Competition is open to students and community members in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Detroit and surrounding areas • Teams must consist of 2-4 members • Teams are strongly encouraged to consist of members from different disciplines Please download the Entry Form below and email to Sydney Thompson at Entry Forms must be submitted by November 9th, 2018


Please CLICK HERE for information and resources to help you with your final presentations, including device ideas, how to 3D print your device and judging criteria.

Partnered With 


Prize Sponsors


The University of Windsor Alumni Originality Award. 

$1000 Cash Prize
WEtech Alliance Innovation Award. $500 cash prize

      EPICentre Empathy Award.  a prize package valued at over $500

Print Sponsors

Local 3D printing companies who will be working with participants to design and print their healthcare devices:

Event Sponsors

Other Sponsors Logos

For more information or find out how you can be a part of this competition, please e-mail Sydney Thompson at