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SJH Design Week

Congratulations to the SJH Design Week 2022 winning team who received their prizes last week. The Foundation are delighted to sponsor these student prizes in recognition of these bright, innovative and creative students. The winning team are Kurian Sajeeve, Ross Lewis, Sandra Sunil, Emma Vande-Wouwer and Cole O’Connor. Well done!


The team worked with Ideator Dr Cían Henry, Maxillofacial Surgery Registrar, to help him create a concept product design for maxillofacial surgery.

Thank you to Dr Chris Soraghan, Senior Clinical Engineer in the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department (MPBE) and Máire Kane, Designer in Residence (MPBE) at the Design Innovation Lab in MISA for joining us last week.


SJH Design Week is an annual event hosted by the Design Innovation Lab in MPBE to support St James’s Hospital staff in solving problems through design. Leading up to SJH Design Week, staff are invited to submit ideas to improve the delivery of care, with a focus on better design. Ideas submitted have included, for example, concepts for improving medical equipment, ‘gadgets’ for assisting in clinical procedures and improvements to processes and facilities.


Design and engineering students from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are then paired with staff to work on the shortlisted ideas over SJH Design Week in a design sprint. Design concepts are developed over the week and then presented to a judging panel who determine the overall winner. The winning design is then taken forward after the week to develop it further towards a final product with the staff member(s) (Ideators) and design team at the Design Innovation Lab, with support from the HSE Spark Innovation Programme.