Konica Minolta kicks off 2017 winter edition of MedInnovate Graduate Programme

| 16 oktober 2017

Konica Minolta supports the MedInnovateGraduate Programme offered at Technical University of Munich (TUM). Open for graduate students from multiple disciplines, MedInnovate offers an immersive experience into the clinical environment. The students will dedicate one semester to explore clinical contexts to identify the potential needs for new solutions within the healthcare sector.

At the kick-off event of the MedInnovate 2017 winter programme, taking place at the campus Garching on October 17, 2017, Konica Minolta will be present as the exclusive industry sponsor. For Konica Minolta, innovation in healthcare requires deep understanding of the needs and demands in the medical setting. With the sponsorship of the MedInnovate programme, Konica Minolta shows its commitment to open ideation formats and supports the training of students in interdisciplinary and design-driven approaches to innovation.

What is MedInnovate?

The MedInnovate Graduate Programme is an interactive and intense workshop offered at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in collaboration with UnternehmerTUM, the centre for innovation and business creation at TUM. The activities of MedInnovate are inspired by the underlying principles of programmes such as Stanford BioDesign or DesignThinking. The students complete a dedicated process that identifes business opportunities aligned with the needs of stakeholders in medical practice. This outcome-driven process has proven to be successful through a variety of start-ups and innovations generated by both this and similar other programmes.

MedInnovate: where and when?

The official kick-off for MedInnovate is held on the 17th of October 2017. After an initial period, during which the students will become familiar with the concept of design thinking and the healthcare-adapted Biodesign process, they will experience a month of “clinical immersion” after which they will evaluate the needs and the potential solutions.

In January 2018, a phase of prototyping and validation will culminate in a presentation of technological concepts and corresponding business cases at the end of that month.

For further information, please visit: http://medinnovate.eu/