Stimulate Health Academics and Professionals in Entrepreneurial activity
SHAPE is a programme especially designed for students who want to enrich their Master’s degree with knowledge about entrepreneurship and innovation in the medical-technical domain.
SHAPE offers an extracurricular programme, where students learn the basics of entrepreneurship and gain hands-on experience at it in entrepreneurship courses and a business development lab. Students then apply the knowledge and skills they have gained through SHAPE in their final thesis for their regular Master’s degree.
About this activity
SHAPE is an extracurricular programme developed for students who are working on a Master’s in the field of engineering medical devices and are interested, but not yet active, in Medtech-based Entrepreneurship. SHAPE will train students to gain entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to explore new technology-based business opportunities in the health care sector.
The programme combines a set of courses and an additional entrepreneurial element to the final thesis of the main graduation project.
These courses total 20 ECTS in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System:
- Basics of entrepreneurship (5ECTS)
- Business Development Lab (5ECTS)
- Electives on innovation and entrepreneurship (5ECTS)
- Additional element to the final thesis on entrepreneurial opportunities (5ECTS)
This programme considers a range of entrepreneurship, from starting a small business to establishing entrepreneurial projects within existing business environments and hospitals. Through interaction with a network of network of healthcare professionals and users, students are encouraged to work on real-life cases.
Upon completion of the SHAPE programme, students will receive a Certificate of Medtech-based Entrepreneurship along with their MSc degree.
Partner classification: Education, Research
Partner type: Core Partner
TU Delft is the largest technical university in the Netherlands and covers practically the entire spectrum of engineering sciences. An important characteristic of TU Delft is that we not only strive to be good at what we do, but also that we want to be good for something. At Delft University of Technology, we aim for a balance between pursuing world-class academic excellence, providing high quality education and developing expert solutions for societal challenges. Also key at TU Delft is the integration of research, education and innovation. Technical-scientific knowledge is a breeding ground for our education and innovation. Conversely, the interaction with students, companies and societal partners leads to new and unexpected research questions. Research, education and innovation inspire each other.
Our vision: Delft University of Technology contributes to solving global challenges by educating new generations of socially responsible engineers and expanding the frontiers of the engineering sciences.
• We perform world-class research by combining science, engineering and design in a socially responsible manner. Thus, we advance and share the benefits of technology.
• We develop and enhance the expertise of tomorrow’s engineering leaders and educate professional, high-level and responsible engineers throughout their careers.
• We help to develop and deliver technology-driven, innovative solutions to societal problems through collaborations with leading national and international partners whilst being firmly rooted in Delft.
• We continuously improve our collective effectiveness, performance and organisational resilience through the principles and practice of professionalism, collaboration and openness.
Delft University of Technology - TU Delft
Delft University of Technology - TU Delft , Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
Key Activities in Research and Developement
Medical Imaging, Medical Visualization, Quantitative Medical Imaging, Developing better imaging systems, Cure and Care, Advances in minimally invasive surgery, Biomechatronics and BioRobotics, Designing Health, Targeted Molecular Therapy, Innovation in radiation for health, Nanoscale biophysics, Biocatalysis.
Others areas of interest: Positive Health (Lifestyle & Prevention), Design methods, eHealth and mHealth, VR, AR and serious gaming, Artificial Intelligence
Partner classification: Tech Transfer, Clusters, Other NGOs
Partner type: Core partner
FLC supports innovation programmes to bring ground-breaking ideas in Health and Life Sciences from the lab to market, using the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). FLC also supports Scientific Research in fields such as Oncology, Neurosciences and Infectious and Cardiovascular diseases through open calls, (Caixaimpulse and Health Research Call for Proposals) plus collaboration with Universities and research institutes in Portugal and Spain. FLC also offers a doctoral and a postdoctoral fellowship programme (INPHINIT - mSCA Co-Fund and Junior Leader) devoted to bring international researchers to top Spanish research centres in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Bio and Health Sciences. Specialist areas include: Banking foundation, Social outreach.
“la Caixa” Foundation
Key Activities in Business Creation
Incubation, Finance & Investment, Technology Transfer, Business coaching, Testing & Validation
Key Activities in Education