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Health Tech Innovator

Summer School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1160 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 570 EUR
Blended*:   the course is offered both online and on campus. If physical presence is not possible, the  course will still run online.

The challenges of the healthcare systems are apparent. Lifespans are longer and disease trajectories have become more complicated and protracted. These socioeconomic factors create a lot of pressure of the current health care systems. In order for the system to be able to cope with the future challenges innovation is needed. Great opportunities lies in utilizing some of the new revolutionizing technologies, thus the purpose of this Summer course is to strengthen cooperation between healthcare professionals and engineers for solving healthcare challenge.This Summer school is relevant to students who want to learn about the innovation process in the healthcare industry. In a series of lectures, we will take participants through the important parts of the innovation process in healthtech, from wicked problems, user-driven innovation, entrepreneurial foundational theories and innovation management tools for aligning entrepreneurial processes with solving real life problems to Intellectual property rights (IPR) and CE marking (health, safety and environmental standards) for product sold within the European Economic Area.
Applying project work as a participant-driven framework, participants will practise theoretical learnings in teams working with problems that need multidisciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies.
The project work will run as a design innovation management project and the real-life cases will be presented by external stakeholders e.g. problem-holders (the university hospital, industry and patient organisations).
Lectures will be given by SDU faculty members and external guest lectures from industry, healthcare sector and user-representations.

Keywords for the lectures: 
Healthcare sector, eco system of healthcare sector, industry and product development, Innovation modelling, user-driven innovation, technology roadmapping, prototyping and business modelling.

Mandatory prerequisites: A basic foundation of students own area of expertise; technology development, design engineering, health and medical science obtained from minimum the bachelor level and currently being enrolled in a relevant university programme. 

Admission/Tuition: NOTE: Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition. Guest students pay tuition fees. Please read more:

For Further Information: Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition. About the Educational System in general, visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Summer 2020

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Aug 03



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