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Open 2013: Collaborative Design Yields Significant Social Impact

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  • 1. Kleinke_McClelland 1 Engineering and Nursing Collaboration Yields Significant Social Impact and Marketable Product Designs Darrell Kleinke and Molly McClelland University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & College of Health Professions
  • 2. Kleinke_McClelland 2“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."Michelangelo (1475-1574) Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer.
  • 3. Kleinke_McClelland 3Introduction Successful Collaboration Yields Results After four years of operating a collaborative capstone course, a successful track record has been established for developing custom designed devices for use by individuals with disabilities. This presentation describes the types of products developed and how those products have immediate social impact and the potential for much broader social impact on society.
  • 4. Kleinke_McClelland 4 The following slides show how our products are having social impact - immediately
  • 5. Kleinke_McClelland 5 Social Impact on a Personal Level Unique Devices Aid Disabled Individuals
  • 6. Kleinke_McClelland 6 Social Impact on a Personal Level Unique Devices Aid Disabled Individuals
  • 7. Kleinke_McClelland 7 Social Impact on a Personal Level Unique Devices Aid Disabled Individuals
  • 8. Kleinke_McClelland 8 Social Impact on a Personal Level Unique Devices Aid Disabled Individuals
  • 9. Kleinke_McClelland 9 Our products are starting to have broader social impact
  • 10. Kleinke_McClelland 10 Social Impact on a Broad Scale Raising Society’s Awareness of the Needs of the Disabled
  • 11. Kleinke_McClelland 11 Social Impact on a Broad Scale Raising Society’s Awareness of the Needs of the Disabled
  • 12. Kleinke_McClelland 12 Social Impact on a Broad Scale Raising Society’s Awareness of the Needs of the Disabled The UDM nursing / engineering collaboration work was acknowledged in recent speech by Michelle Obama.
  • 13. Kleinke_McClelland 13 Social Impact on a Broad Scale Raising Society’s Awareness of the Needs of the Disabled
  • 14. Kleinke_McClelland 14 We are pushing these products in an effort to have VERY broad impact
  • 15. Kleinke_McClelland 15
  • 16. Kleinke_McClelland 16 Commercialization Roadblocks Stand in the Way of Very Broad Impact • Organization Incompatibility • Curriculum Fit (lack of) • Student & Faculty Involvement • Funding
  • 17. Kleinke_McClelland 17 Our Commercialization Strategy• Organization: Control of the Product Portfolio• Curriculum: Courses Fill the Product Pipeline• Involvement: Student Chapter of C.E.O.• Funding: Self-funded via Grant Applications
  • 18. Kleinke_McClelland 18 Organization: The Commercialization Board Membership College of Engineering & Science Law SchoolCurrently Populated by: Business School College of Health Professions Local Business Executive(s)
  • 19. Kleinke_McClelland 19 Organization: Activities and Advising by the Commercialization Board Provide advice to student teams Decide funding allocations per projectDuties / Activities: Promote student projects Review / comment on grant applications Oversee commercialization portfolio
  • 20. Kleinke_McClelland 20 Curriculum Fit: Commercialization Activities are Publicized to Classes Course projects become “real,” purposefulNo change to existing Business acumen can be incorporatedcurriculum, BUT: Students can see personal value Students have a means to “learn more”
  • 21. Kleinke_McClelland 21 Involvement: C.E.O. club becomes the means for multi-disciplined collaboration Recruit and retain studentsCEO Activities: Practice business acumen in competitions Help students establish business / product plans Point students to potential funding sources
  • 22. Kleinke_McClelland 22 Funding: Provide Bridge Funding Sources Until Teams are Sustainable 1. University resources are open to teams 2. Start-up funding (Comm. Board)Funding Steps: 3. Grant applications by teams 4. IP costs covered through University 5. If revenues, use to replenish reserves
  • 23. Kleinke_McClelland 23 Our Commercialization Strategy Status: March 19, 2013• Organization: Board in Place (Volunteers)• Curriculum: Capstone filling pipeline, plus collaborating with Baylor/Villanova• Involvement: Student Chapter of C.E.O. up and running. 10+ active members.• Funding: Active Grant NCIIA. One E-team phase I team active.
  • 24. Kleinke_McClelland 24 Engineering and Nursing Collaboration Yields Significant Social Impact and Marketable Product Designs For More Information, or if you would like to participate, please contact: Darrell Kleinke and/or Molly McClelland kleinked@udmercy.edu mcclelml@udmercy.edu