Our Innovation Fellowship Programme

The Singapore Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is an intensive 10 months hands-on team-based training on the entire 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 engineers, doctors and business/industry professionals (though not limited to) who will be trained in the health technology innovation journey based on the Biodesign pedagogy from our joint program partner, Stanford Byers Centre for Biodesign.

The fellowship will feature high-touch training and mentorship by esteemed mentors from Singapore Biodesign and our joint program partner, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, who hail from different parts of Asia and Silicon Valley and are equipped with wide-ranging experience from relevant industry 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 be focused on applying the Biodesign process and uncovering local and regional healthcare needs so as to develop a solution for their top identified need. Hence, Fellows will be immersed in regional countries i.e China, Indonesia, to investigate unmet clinical needs and develop understanding of the local healthtech ecosystem.

In addition, Fellows will spend time in Silicon Valley/Stanford to further refine and develop implementation plans for their top projects under the guidance of 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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    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

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    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

David Chen

Mr David Chen

Past Designation: Manufacturing Engineer, ResMed Asia Pte Ltd;

B.Eng (Mech Eng), National University of Singapore

Actively involved in International innovation challenges and product development grants

Believes in potential for start-ups in developing innovations with real impact for people

Bryan Ho

Dr Bryan Ho

Past Designation: Associate Consultant, Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Centre

MD, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School;

B.Eng (Bioengineering), National University of Singapore

Keen eye for innovation and engineering solutions within the clinical space

Endeavors to spearhead technology innovation in the field of Oncology within Singapore and SEA

Hee Jia Yun

Ms Jia Yun Hee

Past Designation: Mechanical Engineer, Biobot Surgical Pte Ltd

MEng (Mech Eng), Imperial College London

Experienced in new product development, and design control process

Aspires to be leader in medical device product development, and address pressing clinical needs

Preeti Mohan

Ms Preeti Mohan

Past Designation: Clinical Engineer, Singhealth MedTech Office

MSc Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Deep expertise in regulatory, quality management and risk assessment

Passionate about medical technology development for Asia


The SB Fellowship is open to driven, passionate individuals who are committed to taking on an entrepreneurial role in the Asian healthtech industry as a career post-Fellowship.

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