Stanford India Biodesign
The goal of Stanford-India Biodesign is to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India. This is facilitated through a fellowship, internships and events.
Funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science
and Technology, Government of India, Stanford University, and other supporters,
the SIB Program is centered in New Delhi and administered as
a collaboration between Stanford University, the Indian
Institute of Technology Delhi, and the All
India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in partnership with the Indo-US
Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF).
The Stanford-India Biodesign fellowship will no longer be accepting applications.
A new fellowship has been developed in India under the auspices of AIIMS. For information regarding that program see the School of International Biodesign website. To apply for that fellowship, see their application page.
Former Fellowship Information (program ran from 2008-2015)
The former program was directed towards Indian citizens who have an interest in the invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies (medical devices).
A portion of the fellowship was spent at Stanford University and the remainder in India. Fellows worked on a multidisciplinary team joining other innovators with a combination of engineering, medical and business backgrounds.
The team examined clinical needs within the Indian setting, identifying opportunities for medical technology innovation. Working closely with Stanford, AIIMS and IIT Delhi faculty, the teams invented, prototyped and patented one or more new technologies. Fellows were also mentored by “real-world” experts from the medical technology, legal and venture capital industries in the United States and India.
Fellows commited to remaining in India at the completion of the program, with the intent of returning to academia (to develop Biodesign-related programs), founding startup companies or joining existing medical technology companies.
Nish Chasmawala talks about his invention from the 2008 SIB Fellowship and obtaining a Grand Challenge Grant from the Canadian government to support the project.
Internships are offered at the AIIMS SIB Centre on an annual basis. Interns spend several months at the SIB Centre working with the fellows to find solutions to the needs they have identified. Interns are mentored by the SIB Fellows and Faculty during their stay at AIIMS. Interns are paid a modest stipend. Further information is available on the Internship page.
Every year we hold an Indian Medtech Summit in Delhi, India. The AIIMS SIB faculty, fellows and staff facilitate the event and many members of the medtech community attend including AIIMS faculty, industry representatives, government officials, local and US-based entrepreneurs, fellows, students and others. The next summit will be held in Delhi in December, 2015.
The address at AIIMS for the SIB Centre
Stanford India Biodesign (SIB) Centre
Room No.108, Old OT Block (First Floor)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029
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Fellowship Information [Fellowship is no longer offered]
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