Research Internship at Healthcare Technology Innovation Center, IIT Madras

Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC) is starting a one year innovation fellowship programme (January 2013 – December 2013) aimed at creating innovators and innovations in healthcare technology to address growing healthcare needs of India. The fellowship programme is designed for interested candidates holding degrees in engineering, medicine, and business administration, both fresh graduates and ones with work experience.

The one-year fellowship programme consists of three phases. In the first phase, fellows will undergo hospital placement to get familiarised with clinical processes and to identify unmet clinical needs. In the second phase, fellows will design and develop a solution for the clinical need identified in the first phase. In the third and final phase, fellows will validate the developed solution and prepare a plan for its field deployment. Fellows will work in a team of two or three.

The fellowship programme is inteded to create a cohort of people in the country in healthcare technology area, who have a deep understanding of the innovation process, exposure to clinical environment and technology R&D process, and experience of working in interdisciplinary teams to develop solutions for complex healthcare problems. It is expected that after the completion of the fellowship, fellows will have a wide range of career opportunities such as, technology innovators, R&D engineers, clinical inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Selection process for the fellowship involves shortlisting based on curriculum vitae (CV) and the description of a project (not more than 1000 words) undertaken by the candidate previously with a special emphasis on the points such as need, innovation, impact, solution, and development process. This will be followed by a personal interview. The fellowship runs from January to December. Fellows are given a full stipend during the period of the fellowship and they are expected to work full-time on fellowship activities.

The interested candidates are requested to send their CV and project description to on or before 30 November 2012.


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