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Applications are now being accepted for the Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology Innovation.

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Through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Baptist Health Innovations is launching the Knight Foundation Fellowship for Healthcare Technology Innovation.

This competitive fellowship is designed to attract, train and empower healthcare visionaries and entrepreneurs to develop a diverse and connected community of innovators at Baptist Health and in South Florida.

The yearlong fellowship has been adapted from distinguished programs that include the Stanford BioDesign program and graduate and professional courses taught by a world-renowned educator from Case Western Reserve University and Henry Ford Health System.

The concepts, tools and network acquired by the fellows will lead to downstream entrepreneurial and innovation activities that can benefit patients, providers and our community.

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    Therefore, it is recommended that applicants consult the application instructions document below for full information in order to prepare all required documents before selecting the Apply Now button.

    All applicants must complete the required form regarding intellectual property and disclosures, as well as waivers regarding video and photographic content, available for download below.

    If you are an external non-Baptist Health applicant, you will be required to complete an additional form with your employer. It is highly recommended that you review this form with your employer well in advance, as it will require your employer’s authorized signature.

    Please upload all applicable forms to the application portal in order to complete your submission.

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    Applications will close on August 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

  • The fellowship employs an immersive environment to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the need and opportunity for developing new products, services and interventions in healthcare. The curriculum augments classroom discourse and presentations with multidisciplinary, team-based experiential projects focused on opportunities identified and selected by the teams.

    • Importance & Impact of Intellectual Property
    • Regulatory Environments
    • Investment Capital Sources
    • Development of New Products
    • Quantitative & Qualitative Methods
    • Asset Management
    • Innovation Skills
    • Opportunity Assessment
    • Economic Modeling

    The multidisciplinary teams will ideate, assess and refine potential solutions to self-selected healthcare needs, culminating with an end-of-year presentation to a panel of professional innovators, executives, and investors.

    Experiences are broadened through interaction with healthcare subject matter experts and business leaders who share their respective personal and professional journeys.

    For more information, contact Baptist Health Innovations via email at InnovationPrograms@BaptistHealth.net.

  • Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • At least 3 years of professional experience
    • Full-time employment (at least 3 years post-academic enrollment)
    • A passion or interest in Digital Health
    • Support from immediate supervisor and, if applicable, external employer
    • Willingness and ability to commit to attendance from September to June, for 12 hours per month

    The program is designed for physicians, healthcare professionals and administrators, researchers, IT professionals, designers, engineers and other professionals. Anyone with a dedicated interest in healthcare and entrepreneurship who fit the criteria are encouraged to apply.

    Fellows will become part of an active and robust community of innovators at Baptist Health and in Miami, and will be eligible to participate in a series of team-based innovation challenge programs commencing in 2022.

  • Based on current events, the fellowship program will likely be taking place in person at a location in Miami-Dade. By applying for the program, you are committing to attendance on the following dates. All sessions will take place on Fridays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM with the exception of Session 1.

    Session 1: September 24, 2021 (Morning Photography Session and Inaugural Lunch, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM)

    Session 2: October 29, 2021

    Session 3: December 3, 2021

    Session 4: December 17, 2021

    Session 5: January 28, 2022

    Session 6: February 25, 2022

    Session 7: March 25, 2022

    Session 8: April 29, 2022

    Session 9: May 27, 2022

    Session 10: June 24, 2022

    Final Evening Celebratory Reception: June 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Please visit this page regularly for updates on programmatic information. For more information, contact Baptist Health Innovations via email at InnovationPrograms@BaptistHealth.net.