Health innovations judged in “dolphin tank” event

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Ten winners will walk away with $10,000 in resources to create prototypes for their ideas improving healthcare.

The public is invited to a “dolphin tank-style” event next Saturday to help pick the winners from 20 finalists after hearing two-minute pitches from the competitors.

140 ideas were submitted from people ages 8 – 86 for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Make-a-Thon. Health Maker Lab is a network of maker labs, design spaces and fabrication facilities on the UI campus.

The competition started in March when those who were interested were posed the following questions:

  1. What is the health-related problem you are trying to solve? 
  2. How do you propose to solve it? 
  3. How will your solution improve the well-being of society?

Health Make-a-Thon
Beckman Institute Auditorim
Saturday, April 13
6 pm

For more information, click here or here.  

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