From the Idea to the Market
21-31 Aug 2018 Grenoble (France)

A New Summer School

Integrating Clinical Knowledge in the Development of New Medical Devices, from Idea to Post-Market Follow-Up

Experience a New Learning Method in the Field of Health Innovative Technology !

The purpose of this program is to give you an up-to-date general perspective of the life cycle of a medical device: from the initial concept until it reaches the European market.

Attendees will partake in a 3-day immersive experience in a hospital or living lab within a team of 5 to 7 participants where they will interact with healthcare professionals, patients and senior citizens to understand unmet needs in a specific field (see map) that requires technological innovation and could lead to the creation of a new product.

Afterwards, all the teams will meet up at the main site of the Summer School, located in the mountains near Grenoble, to further develop their projects through lectures and coaching from professionals in academic and industrial sectors.

At the end of this experience, the best projects have a chance of being awarded a grant by EIT Health.

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Target Audience

Students enrolled in a Master or Doctorate program (in medicine, pharmacy, computer science and engineering, business, health sciences, technology, etc.) as well as current engineers and executives of medical device companies.

Maximum of 40 participants

Application start date: 2018-04-01                                                                       Application Deadline: 2018-05-31


Immersive Stage (August 21st to 23th):

Participants choose a theme and are placed in the corresponding location in France or Portugal (see map) to live a 3-day immersive experience in a hospital or living lab, where they will meet with healthcare professionals, patients and senior citizens to understand and work on unmet needs that require technological innovation.


Common Core (August 24th to 31st):

All participants will meet up at the main site of the Summer School in Villard de Lans, a village located in the French Alps near Grenoble, to develop their projects through conferences and coaching on the tools used in the development cycle of a medical device, provided by academics and industrialists.

At the end of this program, the best projects have a chance of receiving funding from EIT Health.

Objectives of the Summer School

To provide the knowledge and multiple skills necessary to develop a new medical device and release it to market. These tools are imparted through lectures divided into thematic sessions (regulation of CE marking, essential requirements, risk analysis, pre-clinical testing, clinical investigation, suitability for use, post-market monitoring) but also by presenting the "market" approach, thanks to experts in innovation management (business plans, protection and property management, etc.).

To allow the participants to exchange ideas and discuss various issues with clinicians, as well as work on their own projects using all the knowledge they will have acquired during the Summer School. The participants have the possibility of going even further, towards other programs such as EIT Accelerator or the INSERM structures that supervise this school.


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