Frequently Asked Questions - Medtech
What is the expected time committment involved?
The 2020 course is expected to run between October 2020 and May 2021.
Weekly class session are run for a few hours on a weeknight (mostly Tuesdays) and it is expected that participants will attend 90% of these. Outside of class, participants will need to commit extra time to work on deliverables and attend team meetings. We estimate that the weekly time committment is approximately 8 hours.
Who should apply?
The main specialities we are looking for are engineers, researchers, clinicians and business professionals. We take students as early as late undergraduates through to senior professionals.
That said, we welcome anyone with a passion for medtech to apply! You do not require any experience in medtech innovation to be a part of the course.
Will you take an IP share?
No! We want our teams to own 100% of their IP on graduating from the course and to feel fully empowered to move forward with implementing it.
What is involved in the application process?
Stage 1 of the application process is an online application form, very short video and a copy of your CV.
Successful applicants in Stage 1 will be invited for a short interview with the course directors.
Applicants that successfully pass the interview will be offered a place in Perth Biodesign for Medtech.
We strongly encourage Medtech applicants to also attend the September Biodesign Bootcamp. This will allow applicants to get a taste for what's to come and allows the faculty to see you in action!
What is the cost of the course?
The cost of the course is heavily subsidised thanks to support from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and our program partners listed below.
$1000 for students.
$1500 for members*.
$2500 for non-members.
On completion of all deliverables, participants will receive a $500 reimbursement.
*Members include staff/faculty/member of any of our supporting institutions: the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, Curtin University, Telethon Kids Institute, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perron Institute or Australian Medical Association.
What do you look for in a successful applicant?
The main traits we are looking for in our applicants is a sense of creativity and motivation to make a difference in healthcare. This combined with your experience in a given area and any extracurricular ventures in entrepreneurship or healthcare, will help to boost your application.