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    We're here for the changemakers. Let's transform healthcare.

    Training future healthcare innovators whose novel approaches to unmet needs will alter healthcare as we know it.


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 2021-2022 Fellowship are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. We will reach out to finalists in late-September for a final round of interviews.

Click here to view our Q&A webinar, learn more about the fellowship, and get your questions answered!



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. 

computer screen that says "need" and "insights"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.

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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. 

Curiosity piqued?

Do something about it. See our next due date for fellowship applications, dive into the course curriculum, and meet some of the speakers, mentors and advisors we have along for the ride.