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20 Students Accepted Annually



Who should apply? Students who want to pursue a career developing medical innovations in biotechnology, medical devices, digital healthcare, or diagnostics.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Advanced degree in sciences or business and economics, and medicine preferred. Experience and background that demonstrates an interest and capability in developing innovations.

 2-year program


 IHU in Strasbourg France

Application Deadline:

 October 1st, 2020

Course Start:

 Fall 2020


Program syllabus


  • ultrasound

    To provide a practical exercice on an innovation full cycle from ideation to technologic transfert, by way of realization and validation.

  • Ideas

    To encourage clinical immersion to observe and identify real medical needs

  • checklist

    To provide the knowledge required to validate a medical need by bibliographic research (epidemiology, actual treatments, stakeholders)

  • charty

    To guide prototyping and organize validation test


  • vote

    To confront solutions to regulatory and economic context and study of the prior art of intellectual property

  • handshake

    To develop a pitch for presentation to industry or investors

Brainstorming session

At the end of the program
Students will

  • Understand and master surgical innovation for clinical application and identification of emerging needs
  • Understand the basic framework for commercialization of new products from concept to market, together with a framework for identifying needs, brainstorming products, and understanding the key elements of the healthcare innovation ecosystem.
  • Be able to choose a concept and test it on practical matters as commercialization, clinical evaluation, quality systems, manufacturing and financing.


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  • Basics of Laparoscopy

    Master 1
    This chapter covers the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery for students, residents, and healthcare professionals regardless their background.
    • 11 lessons and videos
    • 10 speakers
    • 09:05 hours
  • Laparoscopic Procedures

    Master 1

    In this chapter, you will be immersed in basic laparoscopic techniques and general surgical strategies explained step-by-step to increase your procedural knowledge and surgical anatomy.


    • 11 lessons and videos
    • 8 speakers
    • 04:16 hours
  • MIS Technologies

    Master 1

    In this chapter, emerging technologies are emphasized in order to advance new minimally invasive surgical strategies.

    • 14 lessons and videos
    • 14 speakers
    • 04:47 hours
  • Entrepreneurship: How To Get Started - Part II

    Master 1

    Entrepreneurship in surgical innovation aims to engage students to become acquainted with definitions and concepts that include the innovation process, regulatory issues, patent law, and the market forces that impact the healthcare innovation proc

    • 5 lessons and videos
    • 3 speakers
    • 01:42 hours