Co-inventing tomorrow's medical devices.
JeffSolves is an initiative by Thomas Jefferson University that aims to bring together faculty members and medical students from across the Jefferson community to generate innovative solutions for urgent healthcare problems. To further the initiative, Thomas Jefferson University partnered with 10XBeta to provide students access to an innovation-driven product management company, to guide them through the co-invention process, and assist with the development of novel medical devices.
Collectively, Thomas Jefferson University and 10XBeta worked closely to design a fully-customized immersion program on medical technology and product development. A revolutionary curriculum was delivered—walking medical students from conceptualization, to validation, through prototyping, and onto seeking capital investment.
As part of the curriculum the 10XBeta team hosted a series of workshops at the newly opened multidisciplinary innovation center, New Lab, in the revitalized Brooklyn Navy Yard. During scheduled weekend sessions—so not to disrupt students’ medical school obligations—the group was introduced to a series of Design Thinking, design research, prototyping, and storytelling techniques, teaching them how to generate innovative solutions and how to effectively present those solutions to collaborators. These innovation sessions were facilitated by 10XBeta team members and leading expert contributors with backgrounds, ranging from graphic design to electrical engineering, and focused primarily on skills development.