Talent Programme Will Lead to New Healthcare Solutions
Over the next five years, creative talents will go from being specialists to entrepreneurial innovation managers. This is the vision of the new BioMedical Design Novo Nordisk Foundation Fellowship Programme, whose first deadline for applications is in late March.
About six months ago, Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen announced their new cross-disciplinary talent programme, the BioMedical Design Novo Nordisk Foundation Fellowship Programme. The programme is a full-time, 10-month continuing education programme that gives the participants the skills and knowledge to provide the latest new healthcare solutions.
With an intake of 16 new fellows each year, it constitutes an exclusive programme for participants with work experience from a variety of industries, but who have one thing in common: They wish to make a difference for public health in the future.
The aim of the programme is to identify innovative talents and to provide them with the right tools for launching a good process. The programme is inspired by a similar programme at Stanford University and focusses on priming the fellows for identifying significant needs in the health sector, inventing new technologies, implementing these technologies and making them thrive in the market.
‘In recent years, SUND has established a series of important initiatives that will promote the innovation and entrepreneurship mindset of our young researchers. The talent programme is an important part of this setup aiming to create exceptional innovation managers at the intersection between the public healthcare system, the universities and the industry. I hope to see a lot of applications for the programme and that it will lead to new interesting innovation projects’, says Vice-Dean for Innovation and External Relations Trine Winterø.