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Surgical Innovation Hackathon: Pre-Conference Course

Surgical Innovation


Virtual Pre-Conference Course


Course Convenor: Will Bolton

Target audience: all training grades

Please note this course cannot be booked as a standalone course. To be eligible to attend, you must register for the ASiT Virtual Conference 2021.

Course Format:

A single-day virtual hackathon co-hosted and run by the MedTech Foundation who has extensive experience running online hackathons ( Delegates will register and be allocated into interdisciplinary teams of 6, including engineers, scientists and industry reps, and will be presented with an unmet surgical need. They will be given a crash course in clinical innovation and will then be tasked to innovate a plausible but hypothetical solution. They will be mentored by faculty from the MedTech Foundation. Each team will then present to the group their solution and each idea will be judged by a panel of experts and a winner announced, receiving a prize.

Course Programme (subject to change):

08:00 Enter event, networking, meet team members
09:00-10:30 Clinical Innovation Crash Course
10:30-10:45 Morning break
10:45-11:00 Unmet need presentation
11:00-12:30 Concept development and product design
12:30-13:15 Lunch break
13:15-14:30 Entry into market and pitch writing
14:30-15:00 Keynote on Surgical Hacks
15:00-15:15 Afternoon break
15:15-17:00 Pitches and feedback
17:00-17:30 Prize and close

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