Students at the Comon Make-a-Ton in Ghent come up with innovative healthcare solutions

Students at the Comon Make-a-Ton in Ghent come up with innovative healthcare solutions

What if patients and doctors don't understand each other well? During the Comon Make-a-Ton held in February 2022, 45 students from various disciplines set out to devise innovative solutions to answer this question. Under the watchful eye of 38 experienced experts, they dived into the wondrous world of design thinking, fast prototyping and elevator pitching. The result? Nine cool innovative solutions with a dash of technology. Comon? Comon is a collective of scientists, technologists and creatives from the City of Ghent, imec, Ghent University and De Krook Library. Comon wants to make Ghe...

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EUniverCities is a European network, launched in 2012, in which medium sized cities as well as universities (working in tandems) work together in order to give knowledge cities more visibility within Europe. The network aims to exchange and spread the knowledge, expertise and experience about city-university cooperation across urban Europe. Network members learn from each other how to shape co-operations in a fruitful way, apply the lessons, take next steps on the local level, and spread the le...more


Daily management of the city, closely connected with the existing and urgent problems, asks for fast and known solutions. Exploring new and innovative paths can be overcome with the relationship with the university. On the other side, the academy, often distant from reality, can develop knowledge from concrete needs and test in real context. Cities and Universities from the network play an important role to overcame the challenges, providing the right platform to share experiences and results with the peers. André Cester Costa - City of Aveiro

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