A 10-month fellowship that teaches the next generation of healthcare innovators how to harness technology, engineering, business, and cutting-edge science to define a new standard of medical care. This fellowship embeds teams in clinical settings to expose urgent, unmet healthcare needs, then design and test innovative solutions with guidance from mentors in the medtech, healthcare, and innovation sectors.
Program duration: August, 2020 - May, 2021
A twelve-week course at Harvard Medical School that equips graduate and advanced-undergraduate students with the principles of Biodesign, a proven medtech innovation process, that they’ll translate to real-world healthcare innovations.
The time for innovation is now
The U.S. spends more per person for healthcare than any other developed country but is seeing declining life expectancy and poor health outcomes. Innovation is the opportunity to hold ourselves and our healthcare system to a higher standard - but to change it, we must first understand it.
Ghandi said the true measure of a society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members. HealthTech at Harvard envisions a future where we measure up.
Backed by trailblazers
Through lectures, office hours, and mentorships, HealthTech connects our innovators with healthcare entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and venture capitalists, in addition to Harvard University faculty from the schools of business, medicine, and engineering, to provide essential perspectives on the emerging field of Biodesign.
The origin of Biodesign
HealthTech is based on a proven innovation framework developed at Stanford that is rooted in needs finding, validating needs, and concept creation via brainstorming and prototyping.