Biodesign Israel

HealthTech innovation Game Changer
A joint venture between Stanford Medicine
and Rambam Medical Center

Access to relevant
unique data sets

Multidisciplinary
Teams

Patient oriented
program

Clinically integrated
prototyping

The Program

Biodesign Israel is the leading healthtech Innovation leadership training program in the country. Participants are divided into multi-disciplinary mastermind teams and are taken step by step through Stanford’s groundbreaking Biodesign innovation process, a methodology based on design thinking specific to the medical landscape. Stanford’s process has produced exceptional results since it was first introduced two decades ago, garnering Stanford a global reputation for cutting-edge innovation. Thanks to its extraordinary ecosystem and high clinical impact, Rambam Medical Center was chosen as Stanford Medicine’s exclusive official collaborator in Israel. Rambam houses and operates the Biodesign Israel pre-accelerator as part of the extensive ongoing strategic collaboration between the two institutions. This allows participants to immerse themselves in the clinical reality and gain privileged access to Rambam’s databases and infrastructures, to create solutions that are truly need-driven and verified.

Our vision is to provide an educational driven center that scales up the local health technology ecosystem using Stanford’s Biodesign approach, to significantly improve treatment and patient well-being around the world.
The paramount opportunity Biodesign Israel provides lies in its multi-disciplinary approach, which draws on the best resources, insights and expertise from the realms of medicine, technology and business administration. This creates a uniquely synergistic ecosystem in which innovation thrives and achieves successful implementation in the clinical marketplace, improving the lives of millions around the globe. As a guiding principle, this finds expression across all aspects of the Biodesign Israel pre-accelerator program, from the selection of participants to its highly trained and experienced faculty, and the industry affiliates and supporters who all significantly contribute to the program’s success.

Clinical Need
Driven Challenges

Value Based
Solutions

Project Based

Multi-Disciplinary
Approach

Team

Dr. Yona Vaisbuch

Founder, Program Director and Chief Clinical Officer

Sharon Gal

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Dan Marom

Chief Strategy Officer

Doron Bar-Shalom

Chief Technology Officer

Si Buchbut

Chief Operations Officer

Nicole Perlmotov

Administrative Assistant

Dr. Tahel Altman

Chief Instructor

Dr. Lior Lev Tov

Instructor | Director of Engineering

Dr. Nitai Klein

Instructor | Projects Director

Dr. Leor Perl

Mentor | Director at Rabin Medical Center Innovation Laboratory

Dr. Talma Cohen

Director of Team Dynamics

Prof. Ezri Tarazi

Mentor | Chair of the Industrial Design Program at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Shulamit Levenberg

Mentor | Dean of the Biomedical Engineering Faculty - Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Miriam Erez

Mentor | Vice Dean MBA program, Chair Innovation Center at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Avigdor Gal

Mentor | Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Eitan Yaakobi

Mentor | Counselor for Excellence Program Computer Science Department at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Joachim A. Behar

Mentor | Head of the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Lab at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Shay S. Tzafrir

Mentor | Head of the Business Administration Department at the University of Haifa

Dr. Maayan Agmon

Mentor | Member at the Scientific Committee of Haifa Innovation labs, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa‏

Rina Assulin

Mentor | Head of Innovation in Nursing at Rambam Medical Center

Prof. Rafael Beyar

Advisory Committee Chairman | President of Rambam Medical Center’s International Associations

Dr. Adi Aron-Gilat

Advisory Committee Member | Head of Strategy at X, Alphabet's Moonshot Factory

Oded Tamir

Advisory Committee Member | Executive Chairman & Board member

Yoav Medan

Advisory Committee Member | Co-Founder and CTO at AmplioSpeech

Our Academic Partners

Our strategic collaborations embody the multi-disciplinary integration of major contributors from the academic, clinical and business arenas, creating a rich ecosystem in which need driven
innovation can thrive:

Medical institutions
& industry affiliates

The Rambam Medical Center, housing the program and providing a rich platform for in-depth examination of clinical needs across all hospital departments, access to the wealth of medical information digitally kept and managed at the hospital over the past 20 years, as well as broad range of professionals from various aspects of the medical fields, including specialists, interns, nurses and physiotherapists.

 

Our Supporters

Richard Beleson​
Oren Dobronsky
Miki and David Donoho
Ziv Elul