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COVID-19 Design Innovation

Hacking the crisis with agile design and manufacturing solutions to respond to the needs of medical professionals and the community.

COVID-19 Innovation Gallery

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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).

The goals for the group are:

  • 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 initiated by these University of Cincinnati organizations in partnership:

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

As well as these Industry Partners: 

  • Sew Valley
  • Hemmer Design
  • Maker Gear

The group meets via Microsoft Teams to check-in, share ideas, and to ask clinicians to pose problems that need solutions. To join the initiative and get access to the virtual Team meeting place, send an email to COVID19DI@uc.edu

Questions about the initiative? Contact COVID19DI@uc.edu