Innovator (Scholarship Recipient) With a Background in Technology, Healthcare, Design and/or Management 2017, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Publish Date: Mar 16, 2017

Deadline: Mar 26, 2017

Innovator (scholarship recipient) with a background in technology, healthcare, design and/or management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The workplace

The School of Technology and Health is located in Flemingsberg and Solna. Our programs in Bachelor of Science in Engineering cover subjects, like Computer-, Electrical and Medical Engineering. We are also responsible for a programme in Master of Science in Engineering, Medical Engineering. In addition, we offer masterprogrammes and doctoral studies (PhD) in Technology and Health and Applied Medical Technology. Our research is multidisciplinary and spans the field of Technology and Medicine, in a broad sense, which includes technical and organizational research. The focus of research is on Medical Technology, Logistics, Design and Ergonomics that restrict and prevent injury and promote health. The School of Technology and Health has 175 employees and an annual revenue of SEK 200 million.

Unit for Health Innovation (UHI) is an innovation unit at the School for Technology and Health. UHI promotes research and technical development in the interface between technology and clinical practice. The major challenges facing healthcare and medical technology development today require new, multi-disciplinary, approaches in order to be solved. UHI offers a unique initiative in clinical innovation, the program Clinical Innovation Fellowship, inspired by Stanford University BioDesign.

The Clinical Innovation Fellowships program is an EIT Health Innovation Fellowships Program, participation in which includes interaction with programs at other sites, including in Barcelona, ​​Spain (Moebio) and Galway, Ireland (BioInnovate).

Project Description

The Unit for Health Innovation is looking for eight to twelve innovators with backgrounds in technology, healthcare, design and/or management for the program Clinical Innovation Fellowships. The fellowship is a full-time commitment during the period September 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018. During that time, participants will join a multidisciplinary team where skills in technology, healthcare, design, management or related areas complement each other. The participants will be remunerated through a scholarship or salary and are after a successfully completed program awarded the title Clinical Innovation Fellow at KI and KTH. As a participant, you participate in an ambitious effort to develop the clinical innovation landscape in Europe.


To qualify, an academic degree in one or more of the following or related areas is required: medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, engineering, art, design, or business. Experience in health care or medical technology is an advantage. Applicants should be able to fluently communicate in English, verbally and in written form. Knowledge of Swedish is an advantage, but not required.


Your complete application must be received 2017-03-26 at the latest. Mark your application with reference number H-2017-0072.

Applications must be made online and should include the following:

  • A completed online questionnaire
  • A letter of motivation (max 2 A4)
  • Three references

The application must be written in English or Swedish.

Note that it is a scholarship and program participation that you are applying for, not an employement.

About the scholarship

Period: 2017-09-01 through 2018-04-30
Extent: Full time
Number of grantees sought: 8-12 pc
Scholarship compensation: as agreed
Location: Flemingsberg


Information about the scholarship:

Sjoerd Haasl, Director, Clinical Innovation Fellowships
Phone:+46 8 790 9767

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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