SB works with like-minded partners to de-risk projects by leveraging on our mentors, staff, alumni fellows and wider network.
“Practice makes perfect”. During the Innovation Fellowship, the Fellows are additionally placed on externships with like-minded partners for placement of talent into projects to further hone their skills.
In 2018, SB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC) for the placement of fellows over a 12 week period with NHIC-funded projects. This is a win-win scenario where our fellows get to apply their Biodesign training to live projects, whilst contributing to the project by helping with regional needs validation in select countries and the drafting of a business proposal for follow-on fundraising.
For this collaboration, SB does not take any IP or equity in the project but ask that our fellows/trainee be given due recognition for significant contributions to the project.
Interested to partner SB and work with our fellows? Do contact Singapore Biodesign Team for more details!
On a competitive basis, SB will also be offering support for up to 2 project teams per year for a 9-12 week project-based mentoring programme.
Customized 8 – 12 week mentoring to use the Biodesign process for scoping a greenfield project
During this period, SB may render the following support:
- Project Management by core staff and/or alumni fellows
- Access to SB mentors and wider international Biodesign community
- Curation/Validation of need in local and regional countries
- Early engineering evaluation by in-house product engineer & partner product houses, and access to SB’s Tinkerlab