2019 Rothberg Catalyzer Design Studio 2: Rapid Prototyping and De-risking

October 1, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Raisler Lounge, Towne Hall 225
220 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Our Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn workshops, called Design Studios, give you an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and get an edge on the competition. In Design Studio 2, immerse yourself in the know-how of thoughtful prototyping in a short period of time as well as de-risking your health-tech device.

After conceiving, a health-tech device concept, there’s genuine excitement to create the first prototype. However, premature prototyping can backfire, committing a team early on to a particular path forward without consideration to other potential solutions to the problem. Before plunging into prototyping, consider asking “What are the reasons that my concept won’t work?” This workshop explores and identifies risk factors in order to optimize your prototyping strategy, as well as mentors and lab coordinators to lead you through available resources and safety.


Mark Yim, PhD

Professor and Director of Integrated Product Design

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Penn School of Engineering and Applied Sciences