Oxford Biodesign Healthtech Internal Training (HIT) Programme

The HealthTech Internal Training (HIT) programme is now run at the Oxford HealthTech Labs.

The aim of the programme is to provide entrepreneurial participants with the skills needed to become a medical innovator through hands-on learning in digital health innovation; through feedback from world-leading innovators; and by providing guidance on how to anticipate potential hurdles early on in the innovation process, in order to maximize the chances of entrepreneurial success in the digital health space. Understanding the importance of a well-crafted medical needs statement and interdisciplinary collaboration between medicine, engineering and business is at the core of the programme.

The programme will run for the fifth year during the 2019-2020 academic year, starting in Hilary Term and finishing in Trinity Termthe spring and summer terms of the Oxford academic year). Classes will be held between 4.00pm-6.00pm on Tuesday evenings, at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. It is open to anyone working for the University of Oxford or affiliated hospitals. 

Schedule for Hilary Term, Weeks 1-8:

  • Why is a well-characterised need statement the key to successful innovation?
  • How do you efficiently assess existing solutions and important stakeholders?
  • How do you perform a market analysis for a particular need?
  • Worktime & feedback on the team-projects
  • How do you design innovative solutions? 
  • What is the importance of Intellectual Property for the innovator? Everything you need to know about regulatory bodies.
  • How does an innovator objectively selects the concept that best addresses the need?

Schedule for Trinity Term, Weeks 1-8:

  • Which business model is appropriate to bring your concept into practice?
  • How do you file your own patent?
  • How do you validate the effectiveness of your solution?
  • How do you commercialize a solution?
  • Worktime & feedback on current status of the team-projects
  • How do you successfully pitch your idea to raise money?
  • Case-stories: challenges to founding a company
  • Final project presentations by students with feedback from an external panel

Programme

  1. Our Mission
  2. Outline of Training Programme
  3. Identify
  4. Invent
  5. Incubate
  6. Resources

People

  1. Directors
  2. Fellows
  3. Steering Committee

Partners

  1. Contributors
  2. Supporters

Achievements

  1. Achievements

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  2. Events & Workshops

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Oxford Biodesign Healthtech Internal Training (HIT) Programme

The HealthTech Internal Training (HIT) programme is now run at the Oxford HealthTech Labs.

The aim of the programme is to provide entrepreneurial participants with the skills needed to become a medical innovator through hands-on learning in digital health innovation; through feedback from world-leading innovators; and by providing guidance on how to anticipate potential hurdles early on in the innovation process, in order to maximize the chances of entrepreneurial success in the digital health space. Understanding the importance of a well-crafted medical needs statement and interdisciplinary collaboration between medicine, engineering and business is at the core of the programme.

The programme will run for the fifth year during the 2019-2020 academic year, starting in Hilary Term and finishing in Trinity Termthe spring and summer terms of the Oxford academic year). Classes will be held between 4.00pm-6.00pm on Tuesday evenings, at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. It is open to anyone working for the University of Oxford or affiliated hospitals. 

Schedule for Hilary Term, Weeks 1-8:

  • Why is a well-characterised need statement the key to successful innovation?
  • How do you efficiently assess existing solutions and important stakeholders?
  • How do you perform a market analysis for a particular need?
  • Worktime & feedback on the team-projects
  • How do you design innovative solutions? 
  • What is the importance of Intellectual Property for the innovator? Everything you need to know about regulatory bodies.
  • How does an innovator objectively selects the concept that best addresses the need?

Schedule for Trinity Term, Weeks 1-8:

  • Which business model is appropriate to bring your concept into practice?
  • How do you file your own patent?
  • How do you validate the effectiveness of your solution?
  • How do you commercialize a solution?
  • Worktime & feedback on current status of the team-projects
  • How do you successfully pitch your idea to raise money?
  • Case-stories: challenges to founding a company
  • Final project presentations by students with feedback from an external panel