The University of Michigan Pediatric Device Consortium (M-PED) offers a one year full-time Innovation Fellowship training program to develop medical technologies which will significantly impact the health of pediatric patients. Working on a nimble team representing medical and engineering disciplines, the action learning approach begins with a deep understanding of the unmet medical need and progresses through design, prototyping, regulatory and business planning on the way to full commercialization. Graduates of the program go on to start entrepreneurial companies, lead innovation within industry, inspire design thinking or shape health strategy in non-profits and NGOs.
Active participation in the fundamentals of the Biomedical Innovation program:
- Front-end innovation training
- Medical domain specific curriculum with academic and industry thought leaders
- Formal training in human-centric observation techniques
- Identifying opportunities through clinical immersion
- Needs identification, concept generation and concept selection
- Design and prototype lab hands-on training
- Intellectual property strategy
- Research and development strategy
- Regulatory and reimbursement strategy
- Business strategy and business plan development
- Personal interactions / tours with industry
This program draws on the strengths of the University of Michigan's renowned schools and colleges to develop a new type of medical innovator with the knowledge and integrated, cross-disciplinary skills necessary to transform problems into practical solutions and discoveries into products. This intensive program provides practical training through experiential learning that allows innovation knowledge to be applied to the medical arena and beyond.
Master's degree in engineering.
PhD in a related field to engineering or working toward a PhD. Preference for Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering degrees.
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