Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Lab Course BioInnovation: from unmet clinical needs to solution concepts

by Dr. Benjamin Frisch, Prof. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Julia Rackerseder, Dr. Christoph Hennersperger, Dominik Böhler

Type: Master Practical Course Module IN2106, Module IN2257, Module IN8021
Course Title: BioInnovation: from unmet clinical needs to solution concepts - Link to TUMOnline

Programs lab course: Biomedical Computing (Master), Informatics (Master), Informatics (Diploma)
Programs elective course: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, School of Management
SWS: 6
ECTS: 10 Credits

Meetings: See schedule below
The course will be conducted in English.

What is BioInnovation?

Do you want to find out about medical innovation? Do you want to develop a concept that can solve a clinical need? Do you want to find a good idea for a start-up company?

Then you should join BioInnovation, a hands-on seminar where you learn how to successfully identify unmet clinical needs within the clinical routine and work towards possible and realistic solutions to solve those needs. You get to know tools helping you to be a successful innovator in medical technology. This includes all steps from needs finding and selection to defining appropriate solution concepts, including the development of first prototypes. During the course, necessary steps for successful idea and concept creation are presented and fully realized in interdisciplinary project teams. During the project phase, each team is supported by coaches from academia, industry and medicine, in order to allow for direct and continuous exchange.

Course Features

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Spend a minimum of three full days in full clinical immersion, identifying unmet needs.
  • Get training by UnternehmerTUM tutors about coordinated brain storming, needs identification, needs selection and concept generation.
  • Build your first prototype, with support from UnternehmerTUM MakerSpace.

For more details about the course and our project BioInnovation please visit the project webpage: http://campar.in.tum.de/Chair/ProjectBioInnovation

Who should participate?

We accept and encourage students of all possible disciplines to join for this lab course. Focusing on medical technology and applications to the clinical routine, we anticipate a broad field of studies as main audience, including:
  • Computer scientists
  • Engineers of any kind
  • Biologists, chemists, physicists
  • Business administration and economics students

Students should have basic knowledge and understanding of medical technology, with an interested in innovation within field. Due to the interdisciplinarity of project teams, skills within the respective area of specialty will be required throughout the progress of the lab course. We encourage students to work pro-actively with exchange within, but also across the borders of the teams.

Passing requirements

  • Active participation and presence in the skills blocks and meetings
  • Submission of all assignments in time
  • Presentation of intermediate and final concept work.

How to be part of it!

Please apply for this lab course by mail in advance. We will select appropriate candidates based on their background, interests, and motiviation. The notification of acceptance to the course will be distributed before final courses have to be selected. For application, please send your CV, an up to date score sheet, and a paragraph explaining your motivation for applying to this course (10 lines max) to julia.rackerseder@tum.de before 10-Feb-2016. Students from the informatics faculty also have to register through the common IN.TUM-Matching-System before 09-Feb-2016.

Collaborating Medical Departments

  • Frauenklinik und Poliklinik der Technischen Universität München - Klinikum Rechts der Isar
  • Trauma Surgery - Klinikum der LMU Grosshadern
  • Vascular Surgery - Helios Kliniken München-West

Important News

Please check back here regularly, as important news will be posted here.

Course Phases

Period Working Phase
14APR-22APR Tools at hand for successful innovation in medical technology
25APR-20MAY Clinical observation in practice and daily routine
23MAY-31MAY Collection and preparation of needs
01JUN-10JUN Concept brainstorming and creation
13JUN-08JUL Prototype construction, concept development and testing


Date Topic Conducted by Location Materials
29JAN2016, 1400-1500 Preliminary meeting ("Vorbesprechung") Course Tutors CAMP Seminar Room, 03.13.010 Slides
12APR2016, 1500-1700 Introductory meeting, course organization, schedule Course Tutors UnternehmerTUM?, MakerSpace? Meeting Room Slides
14APR2016, 0900-1300 Needs finding from A-Z Course Tutors, Medical Experts, UnternehmerTUM Klinikum Rechts der Isar, IFL Slides
20APR2016, 1030-1700 All about teams, brainstorming and concept creation UnternehmerTUM IAS faculty club  
24MAY2016, 0900-1300 Needs evaluation and selection UnternehmerTUM UnternehmerTUM?, seminar room TBD
08JUN2016, 1800-2000 Presentation and selection of clinical need. Course Participants, UnternehmerTUM? Klinikum Rechts der Isar, IFL  
28JUN2016, 1200-1400 Presentation of concept solving unmet need. Course Participants Klinikum Rechts der Isar, IFL  
08JUL2016, 1800-2000 Presentation of final concept with demonstrator and evaluation (jury). Course Participants Klinikum Rechts der Isar, IFL  

Literature and Resources

Innovation projects

Title: BioInnovation?: from unmet clinical needs to solution concepts
Professor: Benjamin Frisch
Tutors: Julia Rackerseder, Christoph Hennersperger, Dominik Böhler
Type: Praktikum
Information: 6 SWS, 10 ECTS Credits (IN2106, IN8021)
Term: 2016SoSe

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