The SIB-SHInE Biodesign program serves as a springboard for launching, redirecting, or accelerating a career in health technology and biomedical innovation. SIB SHInE program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to assemble a team of fellows that tackle some of today’s most pressing clinical and biomedical needs and catalyze innovation in medical device, diagnostic and digital health. Fellows will receive curated instructions and mentorship throughout the program from the task force mentors, course instructors and industry professionals with core domain expertise across the healthcare ecosystem.

SIB Shine Biodesign Process

The program is based on the philosophy of 4Cs ie.., Clinical Immersion, Conception, Creation and Corroborations.

SIB SHInE fellows will follow a four-stage development process that forms the cornerstone of their entrepreneurial journey. The year-long fellowship will provide the fellows an in-depth understanding of biomedical product development – from the identification of clinical opportunities to the initiation of a new venture.

Program Offerings


Competitive fellowship of Rs.60,000/month for 12 months


Ownership in the IP and opportunity to launch your own team venture


The lifetime experience on product innovation and mentoring by experts


Opportunity to build a global network in the Medtech industry

Program Eligibility

SIB SHInE is a competitive fellowship seeking smart and creative professionals with

  • Prior experience of invention preferably in Medical innovations or industry experience.
  • Aptitude for frugal thinking.
  • Inclination towards entrepreneurship and product commercialization.

ApplyNow | Deadline: 30th October 2023

Additional to technical knowledge, fellows are expected to possess some of the primary non-technical skills such as:

  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Team player
  • Strong communication
  • Creative abilities

Minimum Eligibility


Candidate with graduate and above degrees in Medicine (including BDS), Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation, Product/Industrial design, Business Administration


Applicants committed to devote 12 months (full time) for the Fellowship Program which will involve travel to partner Universities/Institutions also.


Age Limit: 20-35 years


Full-time availability for 1year

Fellow Selection Process And Timeline

  • Step 1

    Preliminary screening of the applicants | Rolling basis

  • Step 2

    Face to Face interview | Online mode

  • Step 3

    Face to Face interview | Offline mode at IITK

  • Step 4

    Final result announcement

Program Curriculum

Clinical Basics for Biodesign

  • Fundamentals of human physiology and anatomy
  • Understanding of human factor engineering

Engineering Basics of Biodesign

  • Basic principles of Mechanical, electronics and other relevant engineering disciplines
  • Exposure to advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Basics of Prototypes development

Design Thinking

  • Empathy study
  • Design theory and methodology
  • Need-metric matrix and metrics benchmarking

Indian Healthcare System

  • Understanding of the Indian Healthcare System
  • Policy Reforms by Govt. of India
  • Initiatives in Indian Healthcare system

IP Strategies

  • Overview of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Conducting a prior-art-search
  • Filing Patent application in India
  • Determination of freedom-to-operat
  • Developing Indian and Global patent strategies

Legal, Regulatory Strategies and Quality affairs

  • Introduction to Indian Medical Device Rules 2017
  • Integrating Global Regulatory Strategy
  • Basics of clinical trial studies
  • Regulatory pathways in the USA and Europe i. FDA -510 (k) ii. CE marking
  • GLP, GCP, GMP and Sterility Requirements for Devices

Assessing affordability of Biomedical Innovations across the product lifecycle

  • Introduction to health economic modeling for biomedical innovations
  • Role in evaluating value of biomedical innovations
  • Fundamentals of cost and budget impact modeling in medical devices
  • Real-world case studies

Start-up Formation and Entrepreneurship in Medical Device Sector

  • Basics of starting a business
  • Basics of business Plan drafting and funding Pitch
  • Reimbursement basics including coverage, payment
  • Market analysis and Go to market strategies
  • Company formation and Registration in India
  • Fund Fundraising

Program Partners


Engineering Excellence



Medical Excellence


DBT, Govt. of India