Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School of Health Innovation

The aim of this course is to equip the healthcare and life science researchers with tools and knowledge to innovate services for patients, create new companies with their research ideas, or bring their research ideas and talent into existing companies. 

The complete offer encompasses two courses.

Course 1 - Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Learn how to commercialize research or ideas into business ventures and how to innovate services in a clinical setting. The course takes place at the three cooperating locations.

Full description below.

Course 2 - Entrepreneurship in Healthcare

An opportunity to focus and gain experience from practical work, combining real cases from healthcare companies and mentorship with the aim of further developing your research idea into commercialization or a new service for patients in a clinical setting.

Course 1 - Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The aim of this course is to equip the healthcare and life science researchers with tools and knowledge to innovate services for patients, create new companies with their research ideas, or bring their research ideas and talent into existing companies. 

The course is part of the School of Health innovation, a Scandinavian program open for PhD candidates and postdocs from medical faculties at UIO, NTNU, Karolinska Institutet, University of Bergen, UiT and other potential partner institutions. Divided into three modules, starting in Oslo then Trondheim and concluding in Stockholm, the course will provide the participants with tools and knowledge from a variety of topics, ranging from intellectual assets, patenting, financing, market analysis, business modelling and communication of business ideas. 

The School of Health Innovation will provide knowledge transfer and “know-how” from leaders in academia, hospitals and biotech companies. A core part of the program is case-based learning during which questions are developed in collaboration between the universities and companies. In addition, the participants will identify and develop ideas that may be commercialized from their own research environment.

Module 1 in Oslo Module 2 in Trondheim Module 3 in Stockholm
Welcome to Oslo and introduction to “case-based learning” Welcome to Trondheim and outline of the module, recap from Oslo Welcome to Stockholm and outline of the module, recap from Trondheim
Why innovate/utilise results from research? Group presentations of case 3 (initiated in Oslo)
 Group presentations of case (initiated in Trondheim)
How does research translate into business and new patient treatments? (Case 1) Introduction to next case and teamwork

Workshop: NABC and Persona

Is there a life outside the clinic? (Case 2) Intellectual property, how to protect an idea, patents and patent strategy Workshop: Minimal viable product
Why I left academia to become an entrepreneur? Financing, financing of startup, private investing and governmental soft funding

Workshop: Communication, visual and oral (the art of pitching)

Technology as the driver for innovation Value proposition, user needs and market Workshop: Lean canvas
Leadership skills for delivering quality services to patients Examples from medtech,     e-health, medical diagnostics etc

Final presentations of project ideas, poster exhibition and oral pitches

How does a research idea turn into a business opportunity? Examples on financing research based start-ups

What’s next: Presentation of idea and co-development

How can you build bridges between excellent research and patient needs? Introduction to the next module at KI  
How to finance the new healthcare business?    
Governmental funding support for health innovation    

Case presentations and study visit to Oslo University Hospital

 

 
Development of new procedures and treatment strategies for patients (Case 3)    

Date and venue for modules

Oslo: 14-16 February 2017. The venue is Holmen Fjordhotel in Asker close to Oslo. 

Trondheim: 29 March - 31 March 2017. The venue will be announced later.

Stockholm: 8 - 10 May 2017. The venue will be announced later.

Learning Objectives

After the course, a doctoral student shall be able to;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities of health innovation, and entrepreneurship for utilization in research
  • Apply their scientific background together with new knowledge in health innovation to address challenges and develop services and products within a) clinical setting and b) biopharma/medtech setting c) SME setting
  • Identify “intellectual assets” and opportunities from own research projects
  • Use business and design tools for ideation and feasibility studies; to develop, prototype and test solutions to user needs
  • Develop a business plan based upon a research idea and communicate a business plan to people within the start-up world 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Tech Transfer Office, and other innovation support actors, can support the commercialization
  • Apply the basics in financing to a start-up from private and governmental funding bodies
  • Discuss and argue for different types of intellectual property and patent strategies,
  • Assess their skills in health-innovation, reflect on their utilization of research, and the opportunities of combining being a scientist and a health innovator/entrepreneur. 

Assessment

Attendance is requested for all participants. The course director assesses if and in that case how absence can be compensated.

Case solutions to all 3 case studies given at each location, in Oslo, Trondheim and Stockholm to be delivered orally with PPT slides.

Innovation project presented in the format of a “scientific poster” and an oral presentation to pitch your idea. The project/idea may be from your own research or developed during the course.

Learning reflection: Written individual report including a “road map” reflecting your main learning from the course and how you may utilize/apply this new learning in your current or future career. 

Application

To be eligible to apply to the Research School in Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship you should: Be a registered PhD student or a post-doctoral fellow at a Swedish university within the field of medicine, chemistry, pharmacology or other equivalent or relevant areas. Be a registered PhD student or a post-doctoral fellow at a Swedish university within the field of medicine, chemistry, pharmacology or other equivalent or relevant areas.

You apply by sending the following by December 10, 2016:

  • CV
  • Short (maximum 1 page) description of your current research project
  • Motivational letter (1 page)

to Samer Yammine, Project Manager, PhD (contact details below)

Applicants for the programme will be notified by email approximately two weeks after the application deadline.

Contact

Project manager

Samer Yammine

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 852 01
Organizational unit: Unit for bioentrepreneurship (UBE)
E-mail: samer.yammine@ki.se

In collaboration with

  

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