Singapore Biodesign Fellowship


Singapore-Stanford Biodesign

The mission of Singapore Biodesign is to nurture the next generation of medical technology innovators for Singapore and Asia.

Launched in 2010, the program is a collaboration between Stanford University, the Singapore Economic Development Board, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

The fellows, who come from backgrounds in engineering, medicine, and/or business, train in Singapore under the guidance of mentors from Singapore Biodesign and Stanford University. The fellows spend time in regional countries such as China and Indonesia to investigate unmet clinical needs and develop an understanding of these important markets. Toward the end of the fellowship, they come to Stanford for six weeks to refine implementation plans for their top projects with input from experts in Silicon Valley.


The Singapore Biodesign Fellowship is an intensive full-time, project-based training experience that teaches the biodesign innovation process with a focus on clinical needs affecting patients in Asia.


Each year, the Singapore Biodesign program selects four fellows with backgrounds in medicine, engineering, business, and/or design to work together as a multidisciplinary team. Candidates should have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for medical technology innovation, as well as a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), an Master of Science in engineering or business, or a Bachelor of Science with significant industry experience and a track record in invention. Priority is given to Singapore citizens and permanent residents.


The fellows primarily train in Singapore.  However, the program also clinical immersion in countries such as China and Indonesia, as well as a six week visit to Stanford University. The fellows receive a stipend, an overseas living allowance, and international travel support.


The Singapore Biodesign Fellowship runs from April through March each year. It may be extended an additional six months if projects require further development.


Singapore Biodesign Fellows are selected via an application and interview process. Applications for the 2019 program are open from April 2 through June 15, 2018. For more information, please visit the Singapore Biodesign website. You may also download this year's flier, which includes information about information sessions offered in Singapore. General inquiries can be sent via email

To learn about the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Fellow alumni, please review their bios.