Frequently Asked Questions

General Training

A needs-driven approach exemplified through the Biodesign process should be in the minds of anyone involved in health technology innovation.

In particular, the following groups are likely to benefit from training in Biodesign and accompanying offerings:

  • Clinician innovators
  • Executives and senior managers in the health technology field (strategic planning, marketing, research & development, product development, and/or business development)
  • Healthcare leaders who are responsible for innovation efforts within their organizations
  • Healthcare cluster managers
  • Multi-disciplinary innovation teams in health technology development
  • Researchers who would like to better apply their research field to translational work


SB will curate a training calendar every Fiscal Year (1 April – 31 March) which will be updated on our website

In addition, SB will send out monthly announcements (by 15th of every month) of our training offerings for the following month to our mailing list and partners. To be put on our mailing list, please contact us and request to be on the mailing list.

In addition, frequent announcements will be made on our social media i.e. Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Open access lectures  are free of charge and made available to the general public. However, registration is required to guarantee a seat and to allow us to estimate numbers for catering. Registration links will be made available the month before the lecture date.

Biodesign training fees may vary based on the number of trainers required for the group size and if more intensive input is required from our trainers to meet target deliverables for customized training.

The open access lectures are free to all registered participants.

Workshops are generally priced at $500/ participant for half-day workshops unless otherwise stated. Please refer to individual EDMs for pricing of a specific workshop.

For effective and interactive learning from our trainers who have put in considerable thought to prepare the hands-on exercises and case studies, a typical workshop size is kept between 20 to 30 participants.

Registration priority will be given to our corporate partners and healthcare cluster innovation partners at a preferential rate.

Please contact us if interested. This will help us to better gauge interest and ensure the continuity of our training offerings by meeting the minimum attendance.

Registration will close 5 working days before the workshop date.

If your company is interested to have a customized Biodesign workshop, a minimum of 6 participants for 1 day Biodesign seminar and a minimum of 15 participants for 3 days Biodesign workshop is required.

Please contact us no less than 2 months before the target date indicating your objectives, no of participants, experience and background of participants.

The workshops will take place in the vicinity of Fusionopolis, One-North unless otherwise stated.

HealthTech Innovation Training Workshops

You may follow the registration link at the top of the innovation training page to the registration site.
For more information, you can refer to our registration guide here.


Yes, Singaporean and Singapore PRs are eligible for the subsidized rates. Please refer to the individual pricings for each workshop to get more information on the prices before and after Skillsfuture Singapore subsidies.

Yes, SB and Duke-NUS will be issuing Certificates of Completions for participants that pass our workshops.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions put in place, all our workshops will be conducted virtually till further notice

If you are a Singaporean Citizen, you will be eligible for 90% off SB's course fees (not including GST).

No, if your company is sponsoring your participation in the courses, SB and Duke-NUS will liaise with your company directly for payment. There will be no deduction from your personal Skillsfutue credits. For more information on how to register as a company sponsored participant, email us at

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500.
For more info please visit this link

SB will engage our in-house trainers who are ACLP certified to conduct majority of the training. To supplement certain workshops, SB will be bringing in industry experts with the relevant domain knowledge to speak on certain topics.

SB typically allocates a maximum of 30 seats per workshop. This is to ensure that we are able to provide high touch learning to all participants.

Deadline closes 1 week before the start of each workshop. Please check each workshop dates via the link here.

HealthTech Innovation Training Workshops

With a wealth of knowledge and experience guiding teams through their medtech/ healthtech journey, SB and MTAC are poised to deliver value add training to first time founders who wish to embark on a medtech/ healthtech innovation project. SB has on hand, a robust curriculum modelled after the established Biodesign Programme at Stanford University. The Biodesign framework focuses on needs finding, understanding, creating, thinking, and doing. At the core of this process is a bias towards action and creation: by creating and testing something, the user can continue to learn and improve upon their initial ideas. Playing to its strengths in commercialization, MTAC will combine the areas of SB’s curriculum and adapt MTAC’s educational programme to bring awareness on the nuances of fundraising to the participants.These programmes have traditionally been designed for aspiring entrepreneurs to receive the necessary skills and knowledge to kickstart their commercialisation journey.


Yes, but you must meet the following criteria

  1. Business entity that has ceased operation on ACRA; and EITHER
  2. Participant’s role in previous business entity should be dormant and non-active; OR
  3. Business entity should be non-commercially viable/non-revenue generating.


Yes. After completing the programme, you qualify as an SB Alumni and get access to opportunities such as the SB Early Prototyping Fund to derisk your projects as you fundraise. Successful startups will also be supported by MTAC for the Singapore startup founder's grant, and have the opportunity to be fast-tracked into MTAC's Accelerator programme.

No, only Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for this programme.

No, we welcome everyone with or without industry / medtech/ healthtech experience to apply.

Currently, there is only 1 run available for FY 2021. Stay tuned for updates on future runs.

Not necessary but if you have a team behind your project, let us know in your application.

Not necessary as the programme will guide you through exploring of the unmet needs in the industry to commercialisation.