- This boot camp created a common platform for physicians and engineers to validate real-world medical needs.
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has introduced an academic and training program in Medical Technologies in collaboration with All Indian Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS Jodhpur). The program was initiated in July 2020 with the Philosophy of Biodesign at its core. As an extension of this collaboration, a Biodesign Bootcamp was being organised jointly by Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, IIT Jodhpur, AIIMS Jodhpur and JCKIF at Jodhpur Club on IIT Jodhpur Campus.
As part of this program, doctors and engineers were co-mentored by a team of faculty colleagues at IIT Jodhpur and AIIMS Jodhpur, entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The aim was to build an ecosystem that would foster multidisciplinary deep-tech entrepreneurship in healthcare.
The Bootcamp Invited Speakers, Dr. Anurag Mairal (Professor of Medicine and the Director, Global Outreach Programs at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University) and Dr. Ayesha Chaudhary, (Advisor, Stanford University, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, India program, Adjunct faculty IIT-J) introduced faculty members and students from AIIMS Jodhpur and IIT Jodhpur to the process of Biodesign.
This boot camp created a common platform for physicians and engineers to validate real-world medical needs, invent new health technology products to address them and plan for their implementation into patient care. The boot camp included, a hands-on team activity:
From clinical need statements to successful start-ups-Drafting and finalising need statements based on the clinical gap and market feasibility.
- A talk on the best practices of Faculty and student joint start-ups through Biodesign.
- A brainstorming session on introducing biodesign philosophy for undergraduate students of IITJ and AIIMSJ.