Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend?
Executives and senior managers in the health technology field with 10+ years of management experience across a wide range of departments -- including strategic planning, marketing, research & development, product development, and/or business development -- who are responsible for leading innovation efforts within their organization.
What should I expect to learn?
Participants should expect to learn a proven, systematic process for managing innovation in the health technology sector. We also believe the course will provide you with a fresh perspective and new ways of working, which you can use to inspire and mentor others within their organization.
When will the course be held?
The next offering of the program will be held Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
Will the course be held in person and, if so, where?
“Home base” for this in-person program will be the Arrillaga Alumni Center at the heart of the Stanford University campus.
How do I register?
To capitalize on the team-based, interactive nature of the course experience, companies must register a group of at least 12 people. At this year's course, we can accommodate eight companies. Participants can be from different departments within the same organization, but they will work as a team throughout the program. To initiate a group registration, please contact Gordon Saul, Executive Director of Stanford Biodesign. At this time, individuals are not able to register for the program.
What is the cost of the course?
The cost of the course is $15,250 per person. Tuition includes course materials, meals, lodging (on March 18 and 19), and local transportation between course activities. Participants must cover their own transportation to the hotel on the first day of the program and their travel home on the last day of the event. If they would like to arrive on Sunday evening, March 17, Stanford Biodesign will assist with hotel reservations near campus, but the company must cover the extra lodging expense.
Please note: We will not provide partial or full refunds for participant cancellations. Participant substitutions can be made, as needed, if a member of a company team becmomes unavailable to attend the program. However, we are not able to adjust the number of participants in a company group due to binding commitments to the hotel, event venue, and other vendors involved in the program
When can I register?
Registraiton is now open to Stanford Biodesign corporate sponsors. Other companies will be invited to register in fall 2023, space permitting.
May I register as an individual?
Unfortunately, companies may only register a group of at least 12 participants (typically 12-18 people), who will work as a team throughout the program. We are not able to accept individual registration requests at this time.
Can my company send a group that has fewer than 12 participants?
If you company is not able to send a team of at least 12 people, please contact Gordon Saul to discuss whether an exception might be possible.
What if I prefer not to use the course lodging?
The course is designed as an intense, highly-interactive experience. We strongly encourage all participants to stay at the local hotel during the program to maximize their opportunities for collaboration. If this is not possible, exceptions may be allowed. However, the course tuition will not be adjusted.
What if I'm not able to attend at the last minute?
If you cannot be present at the program for any reason, you may send a substitute in your place. As stated above, refunds will not be provided.