Our Innovation Fellowship Programme

The Singapore Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is an intensive six months hands-on multidisciplinary 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 SB Innovation Fellowship is open to driven, passionate individuals committed to taking on an innovator, enabler or entrepreneurial role in the Asian health and medtech industry as a career post-fellowship.

The Singapore Biodesign Innovation Fellowship application window closed at
11:59 PM on Sunday, October 8, 2023.



Individuals interested in Health and MedTech Innovation are highly encouraged to attend our recruitment roadshow to learn more about the upcoming FY24 Innovation Fellowship Programme.

For All Applicants

  • [Virtual] Wednesday, 06 September 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    To register, click here.

  • NEWLY ADDED! [In-Person] Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    To register, click here.

For Healthcare Clusters

  • [Virtual] SingHealth Cluster: Monday, 04 September 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    To register, click here.

  • [Virtual] NHG Cluster: Friday, 08 September 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    To register, click here.

  • [Virtual] NUHS Cluster: Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    To register, click here.

The Singapore Biodesign Innovation Fellowship application window closed at
11:59 PM on Sunday, October 8, 2023.


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 health technology innovation journey based on the Biodesign pedagogy founded by our partner, the Stanford Byers Centre for Biodesign.

The fellowship features high-touch training and mentorship by esteemed mentors curated by Singapore Biodesign. Fellows get the chance to tap on their mentors' wide-ranging experience from relevant disciplines such as clinical, technical, venture and industry.

Below is the timeline of the SB fellowship showing the iterative ‘Identify’, ‘Invent’ and ‘Implement’ phases of Biodesign.

D_SB Fellowship Timeline

The Fellowship will kick off with a pre-fellowship preparation phase where Fellows will spend time to research and understand the Clinicial theme of the year, as well as the Biodesign Process. Afterwhich, the team will focus on applying the Biodesign process and uncovering local and regional healthcare needs so as to develop a solution for their top identified need. Fellows will get a unique opportunity to immerse in regional countries i.e China, Indonesia, to investigate unmet clinical needs and develop a deeper understanding of the native healthtech ecosystems.

In addition, Fellows will spend time with our Silicon Valley partners to further refine and develop implementation plans for their top projects. 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.

Notable Fellows

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  • Testimonials

    The SB Innovation Fellowship provides a structured comprehensive, and proven approach to medical technology innovation. it's as close to a formula that you will get in the universe of innovation.

    Dr Jui Lim

  • Testimonials

    Biodesign is a rigorous and methodical framework... I believe that NHG clinicians trained in Biodesign can become future leaders of a community of practitioners who embrace innovation to make healthcare more effective and sustainable.

    Assoc Prof Cher Heng Tan
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  • Testimonials

    Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is a great place for individuals who want to meet like-minded co-founders from a wide range of disciplines, learn from seasoned medtech entrepreneurs with deep expertise and create impactful solutions.

    Dr WenQi Ho, PhD
    Lightstone Ventures

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    It has given me a very complete perspective on what it takes to get an idea to the bedside, and all the possible hurdles in between.

    Dr Anthony Tang
    SSB Fellow, 2011

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    The Fellowship is an essential crash course for any clinician looking to venture into medtech; it equips you with the skills and network to forget ahead with confidence.

    Dr James Mok
    SSB Fellow, 2015

  • Testimonials

    Helped me to understand the commercialisation process up until starting a company. The experience is invaluable to future career in launching medical technology business.

    Dr Benjamin Tee
    SSB Fellow, 2014

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    The network of like-minded professionals spread across the whole ecosystem, from academia to multi-nationals, will prove invaluable in the development of this industry in Singapore and the region.

    Mr Justin Phoon
    SSB Fellow, 2012

Current Fellows


Dr Ngoh Lee Ying, Clara

Past Designation:

Consultant Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology, National University Hospital Singapore

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Dr Ooi Su Kai, Gideon

Past Designation:

Consultant Diagnostic Radiologist, NCCS

Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician, SGH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

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Dr Tan Xin Ning, Sophia

Past Designation:

Co-founder, Akyas Sanitation, United Arab Emirates


Dr Hamzah Osop

Past Designation:

Part-Time Lecturer, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University

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Dr Chew Han Shi Jocelyn

Past Designation:

Research Fellow, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore