Based on the Biodesign Innovation process developed by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Perth and Adelaide Biodesign are fast-paced, hands-on courses for aspiring biomedical innovators and entrepreneurs with a drive to improve healthcare in Australia and around the world. Over 6 months, multidisciplinary teams identify unmet clinical needs and work towards providing a solution, whilst learning about the medical device development process of prototyping, writing patents, developing regulatory, IP, reimbursement, business and funding strategies. Biodesign Australia is an activity of Accelerating Australia. Click here if you would like to find out more about Accelerting Australia's other biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship courses, commercialisation advisory sessions and ecosystem support.
The typical structure of a Biodesign Australia team includes passionate individuals with a clinical, engineering, business and research background. Further we are seeking optimal diversity in teams and cohorts and welcome different age groups, experience levels, gender, and ethnicity. Our participants range from senior students to experienced professionals, however we encourage anyone with a strong passion for medtech and healthcare innovation to make an enquiry.
Biodesign Australia provides a biomedical technology design course, in which participants engage in a clinical immersion to observe and identify unmet medical needs of patients and clinicians. The Biodesign process teaches how to identify the most promising unmet need, create a needs specification based on in-depth understanding of the need, and invent specifically to meet this need. The course also focuses on nurturing the participants to become biomedical entrepreneurs with a diverse skill set and provide the tools to plan their biomedical enterprise and develop relationships with commercial partners and investors. Although the course is focused primarily on teaching the concepts behind biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship, participating teams will also have the opportunity to make prototypes, file patents, create a company, write a business plan and develop an investment pitch.
The course is suitable for clinicians, engineers, business professionals, scientists and other health professionals at a senior, early career and university student level.
Biodesign Australia is independent from Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign and Stanford University. Click this link for a full list of programs affiliated with Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.
BLOG & NEWS
eMotionGait, wearable tech for the informed support of lower limb amputees, wins Perth Biodesign pitch night.
Medical device start-up JR-TeCH, creators of eMotionGait, a wearable technology for prostheses, has taken first prize at the 2018 Perth Biodesign Pitch Night, presented by Accelerating Australia. For above knee amputees, prescribing a suitable prosthetic is a difficult process and it can be even more…
Robert Howard Next Step award goes to EarBuddy
In late 2017, Dr Matthew Oldakowski was sponsored by Accelerating Australia and St John of God Healthcare to attend the Global Faculty in Training course at Stanford Biodesign. Matt and his team at Stanford were awarded the Robert Howard Next Step Award for their device,…
Perth Biodesign: Meet the Teams
The 2018 Perth Biodesign course kicks off tonight with the first session being generously hosted by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI). Tonight’s session marks the first time that participants will meet each other, their designated teams and alumni mentors. Over the next…
Launch of Adelaide Biodesign
It’s been an exciting week for Medtech innovation in Adelaide with the launch of the BridgeTech Program, the AusMedtech Conference and now the inaugural Adelaide Biodesign course launched on Thursday the 3rd of May featuring special guest speaker, Dr Leanna Read, Chief Scientist for South Australia! The Perth…
Adelaide Biodesign: Meet the Speakers
As the launch date fast approaches, Adelaide Biodesign are pleased to announce that we have secured a number of local leaders in the MedTech and Business community to contribute to the content of our inaugural course. Speakers include: Dr Leanna Read Chief Scientist for South…
2017 alumni share their experience of the Perth Biodesign course
The 2018 Perth Biodesign course was officially launched on Wednesday 28th March, with an event at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation featuring talks from 2017 SPARK Co-Lab Design Course alumni as well as world leading burns specialist and medtech entrepreneur, Dr Fiona Wood. As part…