BIODESIGN FINLAND

Innovating Medical Technologies in Interdisciplinary Teams

In Biodesign, systematically identified medical needs are solved by inventing and implementing new biomedical technologies.

Developed at Stanford University, Biodesign aims at improved medical care by providing a novel entrepreneurial program to selected interdisciplinary teams and by creating new businesses. After initial training, the team is immersed in a clinic for a month to observe its processes. The team’s sole task during immersion is to identify 100–200 needs that have not been optimally met. After immersion, the team will brainstorm and analyze these needs in order to determine the most important and solvable ones. Eventually, one need will be chosen and a solution developed for clinical use and commercialization.

During the brainstorming and development phase, the team will be aided by a network of mentors, coaches, and stakeholders: clinicians, patient group representatives, scientists, engineers, IT experts, designers, and entrepreneurs. Depending on the technical or medical problem at hand, volunteer experts are asked to participate in some of the brainstorming sessions. One or two teams will participate in Biodesign training in each year; most of them are expected to lead to commercialization either in startups or existing companies.

Are you ready to join Biodesign Finland?

We have found the fellows for 2017. Check out who is in the team.

FELLOWS

We are looking for mentors volunteering to aid the team.

MENTORS

Sponsors who want to provide financial support for Biodesign Finland, please, contact the project manager.

SPONSORS

VIDEO INTRODUCTION

BIODESIGN FINLAND FACULTY


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Risto Ilmoniemi

Aalto University

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We will offer an exciting, challenging, and potentially highly rewarding educational experience to talented, energetic, and innovative individuals with great ambition.

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Anne Pitkäranta

Helsinki University Hospital

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Biodesign brings innovation activities as part of everyday work in top hospitals.

Sampsa Vanhatalo

University of Helsinki

Biodesign provides a chance to transform patient care and is a great opportunity for talented individuals and healthcare professionals. I have high expectations of Biodesign!

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Risto Renkonen

University of Helsinki

Biodesign helps us to turn our thinking on healthcare. So far it has been only an expense but now we can rethink it also as an investment.

Heta Kolanen

Helsinki University Hospital

Biodesign provides a chance to transform patient care and is a great opportunity for talented individuals and healthcare professionals. I have high expectations of Biodesign!

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Jaakko Nieminen

Aalto University

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Biodesign is an innovative path to find commercializable solutions supporting startup founding.

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Visa Honkanen

Helsinki University Hospital

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In Biodesign, we bring together the young talents in technology and medicine to innovate in a real-life clinical setting. We expect nothing less than breakthroughs.

Heikki Nieminen

Aalto University

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Biodesign is in the core of medical innovation. It has provenly transformed ideas into real-world solutions that have made clinical impact.

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Olli Vuola

Aalto Ventures Program

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Biodesign is a world-famous concept that helps to start up successful medtech ventures. This is due the fact that you’re spending a lot of time with the customer, identifying their problems, not just solving them.

From left to right. Katja Ivanitskiy, Anssi Mikola, Jukka Kärkimaa, Sakari Nikinmaa

PARTNERS

Aalto university
Helsingin Yliopisto
HUS
Aalto Ventures Program

CONTACT

Project manager: Jaakko Nieminen

Email: jaakko.nieminen@aalto.fi

Mobile: +358 50 344 3186


Postal address


Department of Neuroscience and

Biomedical Engineering

Aalto University School of Science

P.O. Box 12200, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland


Visiting Address


Rakentajanaukio 2 C
02150 Espoo, Finland