Ready to take your career in health technology innovation to the next level?
The Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is a 10-month experience that equips aspiring innovators with a proven, repeatable process to identify important health-related needs, invent novel health technologies to address them (including medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, drug delivery, and biotechnology solutions), and prepare to implement those products into patient care through start-up, corporations, or other channels. In addition, the Innovation Fellows become part of the Stanford Biodesign community, which is a life-long, worldwide network of innovators passionate about improving healthcare.
The Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is led by a team of experienced innovators and entrepreneurs: Director for Education Dan Azagury; Director for Program Development James Wall; Director of Team Dynamics and Learning, Doug Rait; and Assistant Directors, Janene Fuerch, Kate Garrett, and Victor McCray. This core group works in collaboration with other members of the Stanford Biodesign faculty in areas such as engineering, health-economic and commercial value, implementation planning, and global opportunities. Each team is also matched with CEO mentors from the health technology industry – Hanson Gifford, Beverly Huss, Deborah Kilpatrick, and Maria Sainz – to help guide their progress. Additionally, dozens of industry leaders in intellectual property, R&D, regulation, clinical trials, reimbursement/payment, business models, marketing, and sales contribute their expertise when it’s most relevant to the fellows’ projects. Together, this community delivers an unprecedented training experience and seeds a lifelong network in the health technology field.
Stanford Biodesign Fellows become members of the Stanford Biodesign team at the James H. Clark Center on the Stanford University campus. Clinical immersion is completed at Stanford Health Care, as well as in a variety of other settings across the continuum of care.
The fellowship is a full-time, intensive experience that runs from the beginning of August through early June each year. Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellows receive a monthly stipend and health benefits during their fellowship period. Applications for the 2023-24 fellowship opened on Monday, May 16 and will close on Friday, August 12, 2022.
The Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is a launch pad for initiating, redirecting, or accelerating a career in health technology innovation. Stanford Biodesign graduates apply their talents to:
- Catalyzing innovation inside the major medical device, diagnostic, digital health, and biotechnology companies
- Building their own health technology start-ups
- Teaching and/or leading translational research programs for world-class universities
- Driving innovation initiatives within academic or private medical centres
- Becoming specialists in design, investing, or other aspects of the health technology innovation ecosystem
- They also become part of the Stanford Biodesign community, which is a life-long, worldwide network of innovators passionate about improving healthcare.
- Fellows receive a monthly stipend and health benefits during their fellowship period.
- Individuals with advanced degrees and/or substantial work experience in the engineering, life sciences, computer science, business, product design, law, medical, or nursing fields are encouraged to apply.
- Fellows will be selected based on their experience, passion, and drive, as well as their potential to become leading innovators in the health tech field.
- Applicants are welcome from any country.
- To initiate your application, please go to https://biodesign.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/65902
- You’ll first be asked to login or sign-up for a Slideroom account. Once you’ve completed your registration,
you can begin your application.
- It is not necessary to complete it in one sitting; you can save your work and return it at a later time.
- To access an in-progress application, go back to the link above and login.
Application Deadline: August 12, 2022Application ClosedOfficial link