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WHAT IS THE ROTHBERG CATALYZER AT PENN?

The Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn is a two-month program that introduces Penn students to healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship. The program is comprised of three educational workshops, called Design Studios, that teach essential basics of design thinking, prototyping, and pitching. The Makerthon weekend portion of the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn is an immersive two-day event to encourage interdisciplinary student teams to develop a simple hardware prototype and pitch solutions to unmet healthcare needs. The students receive feedback from clinical, technical, and business mentors during the weekend and the final pitches and prototypes are evaluated by a panel of judges.

EVENTS TIMELINE

Design Studio II - Rapid Prototyping & Device Derisking

 

6:00pm-8:00pm

Towne Hall 225 Raisler Lounge

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Design Studio I - Design Thinking

6:00pm-8:00pm

Singh Center Glandt Forum

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Design Studio III- Pitch Success

6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Towne Hall 225 Raisler Lounge

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn

Makerthon Weekend

Multiple Locations

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 20

 

DESIGN STUDIOS

Design Studio 1: Design Thinking

 

Design Thinking, an iterative process to understanding the needs of your target user, has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands. Design Studio 1 leads you through the phases of Design Thinking – Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test – and how it can help you select an unmet need and create impactful solutions. This workshop features a panel of clinicians to help with the ideation process and provide unique insights.

 

WORKSHOP LEAD(S) :

 

Sylvie Abookire, MPH

Healthcare Innovation Consultant, 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD

Scientific Director, NSF Center for Child Injury Prevention Science; 

Science/Medical Advisor, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; 

Distinguished Chair of Pediatrics,

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Design Studio 2: Rapid Prototyping and De-Risking

 

You’ve got your unmet need and you’re ready to start creating solutions, but how do you efficiently prototype? Rapid Prototyping helps you evaluate solution concepts quickly in order test and refine your final product. This workshop features technical mentors and lab coordinators from Penn Engineering to walk you through concepts, materials, and available equipment.

WORKSHOP LEAD(S)

 

Dustyn Roberts, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science

Design Studio 3: Pitch Success

 

Pitching does not have to be a nerve-wracking moment. Knowing how to create your story in context to your design and relating it to a broad audience can allow your ideas to raise capital and connect with investors, researchers, and future customers. This workshop features best practices for pitching, as well as an opportunity to practice your pitching skills in small group sessions.

WORKSHOP LEAD(S)

Vanessa Chan, PhD

Professor of Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Materials Science and Engineering

Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science

AVAILABLE LABS

Please use the buttons below to navigate to the webpages of the following Penn Engineering lab facilities that are partnering with Penn Health-Tech for the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn.

The George H. Stephenson Foundation Educational Laboratory, located in 225 Skirkanich Hall, is the primary teaching lab and Bio-MakerSpace for the Department of Bioengineering at Penn Engineering.

The Frederick Ketterer Lab of Electrical and System Engineering, located in 101 Moore Hall, is the principle teaching laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Design and Prototyping Laboratories provides students, and researchers with the resources they need to design, fabricate, and test their ideas. For the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn, you will have access to the Rapid Prototyping Lab (RPL).

IMPORTANT LINKS

PARTS ORDER FORM. 

Due Thursday, October 3 at 12pm.

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