Teams of innovative engineers, designers, manufacturers and other subject-matter experts will be charged with developing innovative solutions to the challenges that frontline essential workers encounter in the fight against COVID-19.
Teams will design and develop innovative solutions to address challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams will collaborate virtually using tools like Zoom and Quip over the course of one week to evaluate the challenge. During the two-day make-a-thon event, the teams will work to design and fabricate working prototypes of their solutions that are suitable for rapid manufacturing.
The team with the best overall design will win the VHA iEx Design Award and will have the opportunity to present their design at the Fall 2020 VHA Innovation Experience (VHA iEx) in Washington, DC, an annual celebration of innovative thinking and design at the Veterans Health Administration.