Tuesday 13th September - 6pm - 9pm @ Melbourne Brain Centre
Tuesday 20th September - 6pm - 8pm @ Engineering Workshop
Tuesday 27th September 6pm - 8pm @ Engineering Workshop
Tuesday 4th October - 6pm - 8pm @ Melbourne Brain Centre
Your host for this Hackathon is Vincent Khau, Research Community Co ordinator from Research Platforms Services
About this Event:
Research Platforms Services will be holding an exciting hackathon for people interested in medical device innovation. Over the course of four weeks, postgraduate students from the medical, and engineering disciplines at the University of Melbourne will have the opportunity to network and form teams, learn computer-aided design skills to 3D print and rapidly prototype their ideas, culminating in a business pitch to a panel of experts and judges for their chance to win an awesome prize! Students will be aided in their product innovation by mentors in weekly sessions.
An outline of the event and approximate time commitment is listed as follows:
13th September 6-9pm: Keynote speakers will open the event and provide their professional insight to medical device innovation. A networking session will follow and teams will be established.
20th September 6-8pm: Teams will continue to work on their ideas whilst learning basic 3D modelling and 3D printing skills which will allow for rapid prototyping of their medical device. Mentors will provide insight into the product design and development phase of medical device innovation.
27th September 6-8pm: Participants will learn how to create a successful pitch in preparation for their upcoming business pitch. Teams will then have time to continue working on their product.
4th October 6-8pm: Pitch night! Time to dress up and pitch their medical device to a panel of judges with prizes to be awarded on the night. MEDevice is open to all past and current University of Melbourne students from a medical or engineering discipline with registrations closing on Sunday 4th September.
Research Platforms Services is accepting the first 40 applications to participate in MEDevice so if you're interested, please submit your application as soon as possible!
A little bit about us......
We are researchers, training researchers! We get you! and would like to embrace you into our Community. Please feel free to swing by our new space called "Co - Lab", located in Room G07 of Old Quad, for a cup of tea and a chat. You are welcome anytime and we would love to see you there!
Research Platforms provides, builds and maintains ICT infrastructure for researchers, in particular cloud compute infrastructure and data storage infrastructure. Enabling data-driven research and the effective use of IT is at the centre of everything we do. We service more than 3,000 researchers from all disciplines across Parkville, within Victoria, and nationally.We work closely with key research support units including Faculty IT teams, the Melbourne eResearch Group, the Library, and other Infrastructure Services departments.
As well as providing underlying infrastructure services, we also work with researchers to provide a range of training, engagement and community building activities aimed at both maximising usage of the facilities, and maximising the value researchers get from them. By building community infrastructure in this way, we connect researchers with each other, with the supplied infrastructure, and with related infrastructure and services such as NCI, Pawsey, VLSCI, etc.