Health Innovation Practicum
Autumn 2015 (ENTRE 579/490)
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:20 p.m., Paccar Hall Room # 490
Instructors: Emer Dooley firstname.lastname@example.org & Sam Browd, Samuel.Browd@seattlechildrens.org
Course description: The goal of this seminar is to help students innovate and create solutions to the toughest health challenges we face –on a domestic or global scale. Students will form cross-disciplinary teams around project concepts chosen by the class and present the team’s solutions to classmates and a panel of expert judges who will score the presentations. Although not required, teams are invited and encouraged to go beyond the class to compete in the 2015 Health Innovation Challenge.
2015-16 Dates and Deadlines
Health Innovation Practicum | Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm, Fall Quarter
Gain knowledge of current healthcare systems local to global, and hear from successful innovators.
Team Formation Nights | Wed, October 28, 5:30-7:00pm, & Wed, December 2, 5:30-7:00pm, Location TBD
Meet students from diverse majors and form interdisciplinary teams.
Panel of Past Competition Participants | Thu, November 19, 5:30-7:30pm, Location TBD
Hear from participants from past Challenges and see how far they’ve come.
Prototype Funding Application | Applications due Mon, December 14
Funds are available for demonstration models or simulations that will help you showcase your idea.
Business Plan Practicum | Thursdays, 6:00-7:50pm, Winter Quarter
Speakers and resources that will help you understand how to build a business plan. Great preparation for the HIC!
Workshop | Thu, January 28 4:30-5:30pm
“Take Your Innovation to the Next Step,” Connie Bourassa-Shaw, Director, Buerk Center.
Mentor Connect Office Hours | January- February
Meet 1-on-1 with industry experts from technology, legal, marketing, and financial disciplines.
Team Registration | Fri, Jan 22 – Tue, Feb 1
Teams open their accounts and provide preliminary information.
Screening Round | Sun, Feb 7, midnight
Submit a 5-7 page business summary for the official entry into the HIC. Judges notify teams Yes/No by Feb 17.
Pitch Workshop | Date & Location TBD
Attendance is mandatory for all teams in the Seattle area.
1-Page Business Summary Due | Sun, Feb 28, midnight
Summaries sent to every judge before the day of the Challenge so they can decide which demos to visit.
HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE | Thu, Mar 3, 9:00am-5:00pm
Teams set up demos/simulations in the morning and pitch to a room full of judges early afternoon. Reception follows.