Lab Course BioInnovation: from unmet clinical needs to solution concepts
by Dr. Christoph Hennersperger
, Prof. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Julia Rackerseder
, Isabel Schellinger
, Marina Moskvina
, Ines Plum
, Tobias Förtsch
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
See schedule below
The course will be conducted in English.
- Application deadline is 30-SEP-17
- Preliminary Meeting is on 12-JUL-2017, 1315-1400
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 workshops 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is 30-SEP-2017
Collaborating Medical Departments
- Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Technischen Universität München - Klinikum Rechts der Isar
- Vascular Surgery - Helios Kliniken München-West
- Institut für Allgemeine Pathologie und Pathologische Anatomie - Klinikum Rechts der Isar
- Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie
| Period || Working Phase |
| 16-OCT-2017 -- 25-OCT-2017 || Tools at hand for successful innovation in medical technology |
| 25-OCT-2017 -- 19-NOV-2017 || Clinical observation in practice and daily routine |
| 19-NOV-2017 -- 30-NOV-2017 || Collection and validation of needs in practice |
| 30-NOV-2017 -- 20-DEC-2017 || Concept brainstorming and creation |
| 20-DEC-2017 -- 25-JAN-2017 || Prototype construction, concept development and testing |
| Date || Topic || Conducted by || Location || Materials |
| 12-JUL-2017 // 1315 - 1400 || Preliminary meeting ("Vorbesprechung") || Course Tutors || MI 00.13.036 || Slides |
| 25-JUL-2017 // 2359 || Application Deadline for Computer Science students (Matching system || || || |
| 30-SEP-2017 // 2359 || Application Deadline || || |
| 17-OCT-2017 // 0900 - 1700 || Workshop: This is BioInnovation, Design Thinking, Needs finding, Prototyping || BioInnovation team || UnternehmerTUM Raum Anton || Slides |
| 24-OCT-2017 // 0900 - 1700 || Workshop: Teams, Specialty Intro || BioInnovation team || TranslaTUM Forum (left side) || |
| 25-OCT-2017 // 0900 - 1700 || Workshop: Needs evaluation & Storytelling || BioInnovation team || Industrial Design Seminar Room, Arcisstraße 21 (morning) AND Seminar room 0514 (afternoon) || Storytelling Needs |
| 26-OCT-2017 -- 30-OCT-2017 || Clinical introductions - one initial meeting with clinical advisors during that period || BioInnovation team & Student teams & Clinical advisors || || |
| 08-NOV-2017 // 1400 - 1530 || Biweekly update || Student teams || TranslaTUM Seminar room || |
| 22-NOV-2017 // 0900 - 1700 || Workshop: Market analysis and regulatory constraints & Biweekly update || BioInnovation team & Student teams || TranslaTUM Forum (left side) || |
| 06-DEC-2017 // 1400 - 1730 || Presentation front-runner needs || Student teams || TranslaTUM Forum (left side) || |
| 13-DEC-2017 // 1400 - 1530 || Biweekly update || Student teams || Industrial Design Seminar Room, Arcisstraße 21 || |
| 20-DEC-2017 // 1400 - 1730 || Presentation front-runner concepts and MVPs || Student teams || TranslaTUM Forum (left side) || |
| 10-JAN-2018 // 1400 - 1530 || Biweekly update || Student teams || TranslaTUM Seminar room || |
| 17-JAN-2018 // 1400 - 1730 || Presentation final concept and prototype // Pitch-perfect individual sessions || BioInnovation team & Student teams || UnternehmerTUM Room Berta || |
| 25-JAN-2018 // 1800 - 2400 || BioInnnovation Winter Symposium || BioInnovation team & Student teams || || |
| 20-FEB-2018 // 2359 || Final delieverables due || Student teams || || |
| 31-JAN-2018 // 1400 - 1730 || What's next? Reflection and Future || BioInnovation team & Student teams || || |
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