The second edition of the Design4Health Bootcamp will take place at MBRU from August 8 to 19th. It aims at introducing students to the concept of health innovation by promoting multidisciplinarity and hands-on group activities. For this edition, MBRU’s medical students will team up with engineering students from the American University of Sharjah as well as design students from the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation. In addition, medical students from the Imperial College London will join the journey remotely. In total 22 students will take part.
Over the course of these two weeks, teams will have to find solutions to challenges presented by partnering hospitals from DHCC and DHA. Their first tasks will consist in identifying stakeholders needs through observing and interviewing key stakeholders. Throughout the program, students will receive knowledge capsules that the teams will activate by means of hands-on activities that will help the teams move along the steps of an innovation process. In addition to faculty from the four institutions, external speakers and digital health startups will intervene throughout the two weeks.