The Singapore Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is an intensive 6 months hands-on team-based training on the entire biodesign process of health technology innovation, focused on developing new health technologies for unmet clinical needs in Asia.
The Innovation Fellowship consists of the formation of multi-disciplinary teams comprising of (though not limited to) engineers, healthcare professionals and business/industry professionals who will be trained in the Biodesign healthtech innovation journey, which originated from from our joint program partner, Stanford Byers Centre for Biodesign.
The full-time fellowship will feature high-touch training and mentorship by esteemed mentors from Singapore Biodesign who have wide-ranging international experience from relevant disciplines such as clinical, technical, venture and industry.
The SB Innovation Fellowship will bring our fellows through the the iterative ‘Identify’, ‘Invent’ and ‘Implement’ phases of Biodesign.
Briefly, the Innovation Fellowship will kick off with a pre-fellowship remote preparation phase where Fellows will spend time to research and understand the clinicial theme of the year, as well as carry out some pre-reading on the Biodesign Process.
After which, the team will be focusing on applying the design thinking process to uncovering local and regional healthcare needs so as to develop a solution for their top identified need. During this time, Innovation Fellows will be immersed in clinial environments in Singapore and at least one regional country i.e China, Indonesia, to investigate Asia's unmet healthcare needs and to develop understanding of the local healthtech ecosystem.
Finally, Innovation Fellows will spend time in Silicon Valley to further refine and develop implementation plans for their top project. They will enjoy unrivalled access to seasoned commercialization domain experts so as to increase the chances of securing follow-on funding to continue their projects and to develop better understanding of downstream implementation.