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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 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 business plan for their device over the course of 3 months. Enter your team by November 1, 2017 by clicking the Entry Form button below.

**NO EXPERIENCE WITH 3D PRINTING OR HEALTHCARE REQUIRED! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!**

Purpose

  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

**Each event below requires separate registration. Please RSVP by clicking the links below.

Kick-off Event: Lunch keynote speech by David Schonthal, Innovation Expert at IDEO! In the morning, seminars on 3D printing in healthcare, local healthcare testimonials, and 3D printing needs. In the afternoon, live 3D printing demonstrations, facilitated connector event with all participants and stakeholders, and professional mentoring to begin your device ideas! Please click HERE to register. Deadline to register is October 17, 2017.

Idea To Market Seminar: Delivered by WEtech Alliance, learn the process of how to implement healthcare devices into the market. All the skills you need for your showcase presentations! Please click HERE to register. Deadline to register is November 6th, 2017.

Meet a Mentor: Speak with mentors from business, healthcare, and 3D printing to help you with your final presentations. (Details coming soon!)

Final Event: Teams will showcase their devices, research, and business plans to judges from healthcare, funders, city officials, and local businesses. Please click HERE to register. Deadline to register is January 8th, 2018.

Eligibility

  • 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 Michelle Nevett at nevettm@uwindsor.ca

Entry Forms must be submitted by November 1st, 2017

Resources

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

 

 

 

 

TechTown “Prescription for the Future” Award, Most viable solution and highest potential to impact the healthcare market

This award will include:

  1. A visioning session with In2Being medical device development firm that would touch on device input requirements, product design, testing/validation, US regulatory requirements, risk management and more (60-120 mins).
  2. U.S. market and growth opportunity analysis (discussion or in-person meeting and report) from Frost and Sullivan Global Market Research Firm (https://ww2.frost.com/) Note: This would be customized to the type of device and technology the winner is attempting to commercialize
  3. Attendance to the Feb 2018 “Medhealth Summit” in SE Michigan and a 1-on-1 meeting with a major U.S. healthcare system
  4. Space at TechTown Detroit for 3 months (co-working desk) and consideration for a 3-month TBIC (TechTown Business Incubation Center) service from one of our EIRs

Valued at $10K Total


 

 

 

The University of Windsor Alumni Award. The recipient of this award will display the device that is most likely to be implemented into healthcare, as determined by the University of Windsor Alumni Association judges.

$1000 Cash Prize


WEtech Alliance Innovation Award. The recipient of this award will be given an exclusive dinner meeting with a healthcare executive in the field of the device.


Print Sponsors

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

Event Sponsors

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For more information or find out how you can be a part of this competition, please e-mail Michelle Nevett at nevettm@uwindsor.ca