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.
The program runs annually from August through May.
Applications for the HealthTech Fellowship are now closed.
The next application cycle will open in the spring of 2023. To stay informed about virtual and in-person community events, please fill out this form.
Q&A webinar (featuring 2020-21 Alumni Fellows!)
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Hear more about the HealthTech Fellowship and where we are in January 2021!
A ten-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.
Applications for the Spring 2022 course are now closed.
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Junior Fellowship (New in 2021!)
HealthTech Fellows will act as workshop facilitators and mentors in the Junior Fellowship program, which aims to expose 11th grade high school students to career opportunities in STEM and healthcare innovation. Students will practice the Biodesign innovation framework over a 7-month period to learn 21st century skills including collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and solution generation skills. HealthTech Fellows will lead enriching educational activities on a monthly basis while mentoring students with an emphasis on helping them design their career pathways and build their Biodesign skills.
The Junior Fellowship program is in its pilot year and is a partnership between Harvard HealthTech and Brooke High School.
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.