Applications now open! 2022-23 Fellowship
The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign is seeking innovators with backgrounds in healthcare, engineering, computer science, or business to apply for this hands-on, full-time program (August – June). As part of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll learn how to identify important unmet medical needs, invent technologies to address them, and bring those products into patient care. Applications for the 2022-23 Innovation Fellowship are now open through August 13, 2021.
Fast-track your health-tech career
The fellowship begins with an in-hospital immersion where fellows identify at least 200 needs. Teams:
Following interviews at Stanford University, 12 successful candidates will be awarded fellowships, including tuition and salary support. Stanford believes that personal and professional diversity inspires creativity in its teams and helps them innovate effectively for different patient populations. The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign values the unique path of each applicant and encourages people of historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Announcement courtesy of MedtechWomen.
By: Josh Sloat
Digital Health Entrepreneurship Workshop
Please join us at the largest physician innovation event of 2021!
We are extremely excited and honored to be presenting alongside an incredible speaker lineup – delivering a digital health IP workshop at the InnovatorMD World Congress 2021, taking place both virtually and in the Bay Area.
About the Workshop
Time & Location: Monday, August 2 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT | Live Webinar via Zoom
Digital health technologies are pervasive in every aspect of life and will likely be the future of improving patient outcomes beyond the clinic. Using patents to provide a competitive advantage for companies in this space has never been more paramount, but also never more difficult. We’ll discuss the generalities of the US and international patent systems and the specifics around patenting digital health technologies, including artificial intelligence, wearables, and machine learning innovations.
InnovatorMD World Congress 2021
The InnovatorMD World Congress event brings together physicians and health tech startups from across the globe for keynotes, panels, and workshops covering the current state and future of healthcare-related innovation.
Healthcare is going through rapid change. Physician Innovators and others are driving some of this through their innovations. This conference is a curation of the best ideas, experts, startups, and learning.
Time: Aug 02, 8:00 AM PDT – Aug 08, 12:00 PM PDT
InnovatorMD's mission is to globally advance the work of physician innovators and entrepreneurs delivering solutions that revolutionize patient care. They are a group of physician innovators from various backgrounds with a single vision - to spread physician innovation to the rest of the world and to have a positive impact on patient outcomes and physician wellness while moving the healthcare industry forward.
By: Josh Sloat
Illustration: Declan Wrede
SPARK.ed Patenting Series
Aurora is partnering with Ann Arbor SPARK to deliver a three part SPARK.ed series. You've had questions around patenting and the SPARK team has been listening! We've put this series together to address the most common questions that arise from startups within the SPARK ecosystem. Our very own Ashley Sloat, Ph.D. will be the instructor for all three talks.
Check out Part 1 here: Patenting in the Early Years: A coming-of-age story
Part 2: Decrypting Software Patents
Key Insights for IP Success
Software is eating the world. It’s central to so much of today’s innovation, but in terms of patenting, it’s socially controversial and legally unsettled. We’ll discuss the dynamics at the core of both and what you need to know about the options for protecting your software-based innovation. We’ll take an international look at how the "world" views AI/ML innovations and also hit on particulars for SaaS and open source software considerations. From an implementation perspective, we’ll look at managing code ownership when outsourcing and how iterative agile methodology can impact your patent strategy.
Time and Location: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm | Free Online Event
Patent Education for You!
To help reduce the IP barrier of entry for early stage founders and startups, we regularly make our talented staff available for speaking engagements at conferences, competitions, accelerators, and incubators. We also partner with groups like Ann Arbor SPARK, XLerateHealth, and InnovatorMD to host live webinars. Please reach out if you'd like to schedule a talk or workshop for your group, and see our Events page for a sampling of past and upcoming talks.
Ashley Sloat, Ph.D.
Startups have a unique set of patent strategy needs - so let this blog be a resource to you as you embark on your patent strategy journey.