Stanford India Biodesign programme started in the year 2007 till 2014. School of International Biodesign (SIB) is built on the success of Stanford India Biodesign Programme. School of International Biodesign (SiB) is an innovation program implemented by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) in collaboration with QUT Australia and Hiroshima University, Japan. Since the inception of the program, DBT has engaged Biotechnology Consortium of India Limited (BCIL) to manage the techno-legal activities of this Programme. The current duration of this Programme is upto December 2020.
The mandate of this Programme is to train next generation of medical technology innovators in India. The focus is on invention/innovation and early stage development of affordable, accessible and available medical technologies for our population.
During the last 11 years this interdisciplinary Programme has achieved the following; More than 100 medical technology innovators (Doctors, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs) have been trained in the Biodesign process. This includes idea generation through clinical immersion, need finding, need filtration at AIIMS and prototype development at IIT, with IP generation with the help of BCIL towards developing innovative technologies for the country.
More than 50 prototypes have been developed so far which have been further refined validated internationally and tested (both preclinical and clinical trials).
This has led to the development of over 30 medical devices which has been possible by the efforts of young innovators ie 60 Fellows and over 52 Interns who have been meticulously trained in the Biodesign innovation process by the faculty of AIIMS and IIT-D with the international partners. These devices are built on more than 50 patents (National, International and National phase filing). Fifteen technologies have been transferred and twelve medical technology start-ups have been setup by the Fellows trained under this Programme in sync with the ‘Start-Up’ India Programme.