IDENTIFY, INVENT, IMPLEMENT
Biodesign Sydney is a fast-paced, hands-on program for aspiring biomedical innovators and entrepreneurs with a drive to improve the healthcare industry. Teams of 5 multidisciplinary participants with a creative and entrepreneurial mindset, after a period of immersion in a hospital department, identify unmet clinical needs and work towards innovative solutions.
The biodesign innovation process was developed by the Stanford Byers Centre for Biodesign with the Biodesign Sydney program being based on this program as part of Biodesign Australia.
HOW IT WORKS
Multidisciplinary teams are assembled after a competitive application process. Each team consists of 5 people, from a healthcare, science, engineering, business and a wildcard discipline. Team members are from all career levels but are not specialists within the area of immersion. Each team is placed, for a brief period, within a hospital department (e.g. an emergency department, surgical department etc). During this period, the teams undertake needs analysis, observing and questioning processes that are considered common practice. Through this process, teams identify potential solutions (i.e. a new medical device, software solution or process) and narrow this down to an ideas shortlist. Through the Biodesign program, teams learn about building a MedTech/Healthcare business by understanding the process of innovation via a program of workshops and mentorship. Teams prototype their concept, build a business case and develop a venture capital pitch.
As a part of a team, the concept of identify, innovate, implement is at the core of the Biodesign Sydney program and potential team innovations can lead to future Healthcare technologies and MedTech companies. As an individual, participants completing this program are MedTech savvy entrepreneurs who understand the process of taking an innovation from concept through to product which they can take with them as they innovate into the future.
ABOUT THE 2019 PROGRAM
The Biodesign Sydney Training Program commences in July 2019. It is a fast-paced, hands-on course in which multidisciplinary teams, after a period of immersion in a hospital department, identify unmet clinical needs and work towards innovative solutions whilst learning about the medical device development process of prototyping, writing patents, developing regulatory, IP, reimbursement, business and funding strategies. The 22 week program runs on Wednesday Afternoons from 330pm to 630pm. Each team is given an entrepreneurial and clinical mentor.
Successful Applicants will be required to attend Lectures, workshops and brainstorming sessions held on Wednesdays 3:30pm-6:30pm
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital