Health Voyagers Series | Call of the Wild: Biomimicry for Healthcare Innovation

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Friday, August 16, 2019

Given the success of the inaugural event–”Episode 1: Startups vs. The Opioid Crisis,” UH Ventures is eager to present Episode 2 of its Health Voyagers Series. “Call of the Wild: Biomimicry for Healthcare Innovation” will introduce participants to an emerging innovation paradigm that involves seeking inspiration from biology’s time-tested strategies to solve technical and social challenges of varying scale (think VELCRO, inspired by burrs; or decentralized organizations, inspired by insect colonies). This educational event will highlight biomimicry examples relevant to the healthcare industry – including products and services implemented by established companies and in development by startups – as well as give attendees a few tools for observing nature in a way that inspires innovation. Following a suspenseful drum roll, UH will unveil a new wayfinding app inspired by turtle navigation. Subject matter experts from The University of Akron’s Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) and Great Lakes Biomimicry (GLB) co-designed this event and look forward to welcoming you into the fascinating world of biomimicry!

Get Smart Meet Up with UH Ventures, hosted by SmartShape

SmartShape Studio 1240 Rockwell Avenue, #3A Cleveland OH

Thu, July 11, 2019 4:30–7:30 PM

Please join the SmartShape Design team with special guest David Sylvan – VP and Executive Director – UH Ventures for an informative dialogue on trending topics and best practices on creating, investing and designing for the future in healthcare transformation. Connect over a beer with other forward thinkers across healthcare, technology, venture capital and beyond who are on the forefront of the NE Ohio medtech sectors. SmartShape’s studio is located on Rockwell Avenue between E. 12th and 13th Streets in the Telos Building – look for the bright orange doors. Metered street parking is available, and there are many additional lots located around the block. Libations will be served. All are welcome, please register!

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