Lab Course BioInnovation: from unmet clinical needs to solution concepts
by Dr. Benjamin Frisch
, Prof. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Julia Rackerseder
, Dr. Christoph Hennersperger
Master Practical Course Module IN2106
, Module IN2257
, Module IN8021
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
The application deadline for students from the computer science faculty is over, places have been attributed through the course matching system.
Students from all other faculties (except computer science) are welcome to apply by sending their CV, an up to date score sheet, and a paragraph explaining their motivation for applying to this course (10 lines max) to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Deadline was on the 30th of September to be able to provide an acceptance or rejection notification 10 days before the start of the lectures.
Collaborating Medical Departments
Klinikum Rechts der Isar - Urology
Klinikum Rechts der Isar - Neurosurgery
Please check back here regularly, as important news will be posted here.
- 01OCT2015: A few places are still available, please apply as soon as possible!
- All those who applied before 01-JUL-2015 are asked to REAPPLY due to technical difficulties.
- The preliminary meeting will be held on 7th of July at 16h in the CAMP seminar room!
| Period || Working Phase |
| 01NOV-19NOV || Clinical observation in practice and daily routine |
| 19NOV-30DEC || Collection and preparation of needs |
| 01DEC-11JAN || Concept brainstorming and creation |
| 11JAN-02FEB || Prototype construction, concept development and testing |
| 20OCT-30OCT || Tools at hand for successful innovation in medical technology |
| Date || Topic || Conducted by || Location || Materials |
| 07JUL2015, 1600 || Preliminary meeting ("Vorbesprechung") || Course Tutors || CAMP Seminar Room, 03.13.010 || |
| 20OCT2015, 1600-1800 || Introductory meeting, course organization, schedule || Course Tutors || CAMP Seminar Room, 03.13.010 || Slides |
| 22OCT2015, 0900-1300 || Needs finding from A-Z || Course Tutors, Medical Experts, UnternehmerTUM || IFL || |
| 29OCT2015, 1200-1800 || All about teams, brainstorming and concept creation || UnternehmerTUM || IAS Faculty Club || |
| 19NOV2015, 0900-1300 || Needs evaluation and selection || UnternehmerTUM || UnternehmerTUM? |
| 02DEC2015, 0930-1130 || Presentation and selection of clinical need. || Course Participants, UnternehmerTUM? || UnternehmerTUM? Raum Berta || |
| 17DEC2015, 1200-1400 || Presentation of concept solving unmet need. || Course Participants || IFL || |
| on individual appointment, after 20JAN2016 || Concept meeting, discussion with coaches and tutors || Course Participants, Course Tutors, Coaches || on appointment || |
| 04FEB2016, 1600-1800 || Keynote speech Klaus Hambüchen. Presentation of final concept with demonstrator and evaluation (jury). || Course Participants || IFL || |
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