Biodesign Innovation Course

Course Details And Deadlines


  • In 2023-24, the Stanford Biodesign Innovation course will include 36 graduate and post-graduate students from the schools of Medicine, Business, Engineering, Humanities & Science, and Law. These participants will work together in six multidisciplinary teams of six students each.
  • Biodesign Innovation is a fast-paced, demanding four-unit course. Attendance is mandatory and, importantly, students are required to take both quarters of the class series.
  • Enrollment in the Biodesign Innovation course is by application only. Some applicants may also be invited to participate in a 15-minute phone interview.
  • The application requires the following information:
    • Basic background and education/work/research experience
    • Why you are interested in medical technology innovation (250 words or less)
    • Your bio, which will be distributed to students and class mentors if accepted (150 words or less)
    • Your commitment to taking both quarters of the course series

Key Dates

Info session for ENG and MED participants - late October 2024

Info session for GSB students - early November 2024

Application deadline - mid November 2024

Decisions announced - early December 2024

Who Should Apply?

The Stanford Biodesign teaching team is looking for smart, motivated, creative, and entrepreneurial graduate and postdoctoral-level participants with an interest in technology, a commitment to improving healthcare, and a dedication to making a real-world project a success.


Please email Meghana Nerurkar for more information about the course.