Program Overview

The goal of this Fellowship is to educate and train individuals with a passion for healthcare innovation on the critical issues and processes related to development and commercialization of digital technologies.

The Program will utilize two approaches:

  • A formal classroom curriculum that consists of lectures and readings will address important themes and skills valued in modern entrepreneurship.
  • A team-based advanced innovation project will apply the classroom learning to a specific technology or healthcare problem.

Program Topics:

  • Importance of biomedical innovation in today’s healthcare environment
  • Fundamentals of IP (patents, copyrights, and trademarks)
  • Defining market needs and aligned opportunities
  • Qualitative opportunity assessment
  • Quantitative opportunity assessment
  • Financing continuum: grants through public capital markets
  • Impediments/regulations: FDA, HIPPA, reimbursement
  • Entrepreneur tools: NDAs, non-competes, outs-sourcing, presentation fundamentals
  • Presenting an innovation opportunity