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aimWest: MED DEV

  • MSU College of Human Medicine (7th Floor) 15 Michigan St NE Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Insights from the Medical Device Technology & Manufacturing Industry brought to you by aimWest and GR Current.


5:00 – 5:20 pm – Hangout | Music by Hugo Claudin
5:20 – 6:00 pm – Hangout | Technology Demos | Intro
6:10 – 7:00 pm – Rotating Sessions

Early Stage Med Dev Biz Dev – Fluition Innovations, Briauna Taylor
Prototyping & Industrial Design – Tiger Studio, Jon Moroney
Medical Device Manufacturing 101 – Medbio, Chris Williams
7:00 – 7:20 – Panel Q & A
7:20 – 8:00 – Next Steps | Hangout


Nested in the Caribbean, Cuba overflows with culture and talent uniquely flavored with a rich history. Known for their world-class medical professionals, Cuba boasts an international wave of medical tourism, but outside of a few state hospitals, access to the best med tech is hard to come by. 

Contrasting, the medical device space is exploding in West Michigan. The local talent pool, companies, and supporting ecosystem keep this a vibrant and growing piece of Michigan’s economy.


If you have an idea for a medical device or technology or are interested in getting into the field professionally, you’ll learn about what it takes to bring a great idea to market and the skills needed to do it. If you are in the industry, it will be a chance to learn about parts of the process you may not touch.

You will rotate through a series of three presentations and Q&A’s before ending up back where you began. There will be live demonstrations of rapid prototyping from The Geek Group throughout the event. There will be prototypes and samples to interact with too.


We bring you a respite from the icy blasts of West Michigan with a taste from the Caribbean. Cuban sandwiches, Havana melodies by international artist Hugo Claudin, and a cigar rolling station.


Earlier Event: February 17
Make It or Break It
Later Event: February 18
Open Access to GR Makers