MedTech-Based Entrepreneurship

The MedTech-Based Entrepreneurship minor provides a foundation for students who would like to apply their technical knowledge and skills within a medical context. It is also suitable for students who are interested in learning about technology-based entrepreneurship. The core business courses are in common with the other entrepreneurship minors and can be applied outside the healthcare sector.

Students will benefit from working in multidisciplinary teams. For example, a medic from Leiden could work with an engineer from Delft and a management student from Erasmus. No prior experience of working in the healthcare or MedTech sector is therefore required.

The minor is offered by the Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship (DCE) and lecturers (with practical experience) from the faculties of TPM, IDE and ME. The knowledge and skills are applied in a project through an integration module. Many teams opt for a startup approach. The integration project offers many tools for a well-founded approach to such a process (for example, the 'Lean Startup').

What are you learning?

After completing the minor, you will have basic knowledge of entrepreneurship and understanding of the innovation process within a medical context, the design process for the medical user, the requirements for certification and standardisation of medical products, the financial system of healthcare and a company, the economics and management of healthcare, and marketing & sales for a medical product.

Why MedTech?

MedTech continues to be a relevant high growth, high impact sector. The world needs an untold number of healthcare solutions at many levels and markets for the foreseeable future. Plus, with the CV19 burden, other areas of medicine must become an order of magnitude more efficient. Think about sharing medical records, authentication of data, the potential of online and AI medical consultations 

Overview of courses of this minor

The courses in this minor aim to give you a good idea of ​​the specific aspects of technology-based entrepreneurship. Each study highlights one or more aspects of "technopreneurship" in health care. The complete package of subjects covers the most critical aspects of entrepreneurship. It draws from the TU wide range of entrepreneurship-oriented disciplines.

  • Intro to Biomedical Engineering, two credits: The collaboration between the engineer and the clinician in developing new medical instruments.
  • Health System Management, five credits: The theory of health care economic concepts and principles. The practice of Dutch health care.
  • Essentials of Technology Entrepreneurship, four credits: The commercial potential of new technology and organising a new company to make it happen.
  • Medical design 4, credits: The design process and the end-user of medical innovations are central in this module.
  • Finance for entrepreneurs, four credits: This course focuses on the financial management and financial assessment of a company.
  • Marketing for Startups, three credits: Introductory course (for engineers) on Business to Business Marketing basics in a technical, medical-oriented, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Integration project Part 1 and 2, four credits: Setting up your own business or carrying out an assignment in an existing company or startup in the MedTech sector.
Minor code: MOT-MI-153
Taal: Nederlands & Engels
Bijdragende faculteiten: IO, ME
Toegang: Alle
Maximaal aantal deelnemers: 40

Het minor programma was een zeer complete ervaring. De hands-on approach is een krachtige manier om kennis te maken met alle facetten van het ondernemerschap. Voor de toekomstige deelnemers zou ik de minor willen aanraden omdat je echt los gelaten wordt en dat past bij het ondernemerschap.