UC COVID-19 Design Initiative

Design Innovation for Community Impact

In an effort to connect designers, makers, and healthcare professionals, we are converging a team of passionate individuals to ideate, test and manufacture solutions to help address the COVID-19 crisis. 

Our motivation is to be more organized in our collective efforts with the crisis and the needs for rapid creative innovation primarily for our healthcare stakeholders–so far (PPE equipment: masks, shields, respirators, ventilators components, thermometers, nasal swaps, etc).

  • Forum and collaboration space to merge talents towards creating agile on-demand innovations for the crisis
  • Connect with healthcare leadership to evaluate solutions
  • Connect with industry partners to scale viable solutions
  • Provide means for community involvement
    • Community manufacturing
    • Proposed needs
    • Accumulate volunteers
  • Resource to relevant information for creative and problem-solving solutions

This Design Innovation Group is in partnership with the following
University of Cincinnati organizations:

  • College of DAAP
  • 1819 Innovation Hub
  • UC Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • College of Engineering
  • Office of Innovation

Industry Partners: 

  • Sew Valley
  • Hemmer Design
  • Maker Gear