Through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Baptist Health Innovations is launching the Knight Foundation Fellowship for Healthcare Technology Innovation.

This competitive fellowship is designed to attract, train and empower healthcare visionaries and entrepreneurs to develop a diverse and connected community of innovators at Baptist Health and in South Florida.

The yearlong fellowship has been adapted from distinguished programs that include the Stanford BioDesign program and graduate and professional courses taught by a world-renowned educator from Case Western Reserve University and Henry Ford Health System.

The concepts, tools and network acquired by the fellows will lead to downstream entrepreneurial and innovation activities that can benefit patients, providers and our community.

  • The fellowship employs an immersive environment to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the need and opportunity for developing new products, services and interventions in healthcare. The curriculum augments classroom discourse and presentations with multidisciplinary, team-based experiential projects focused on opportunities identified and selected by the teams.

    • Importance & Impact of Intellectual Property
    • Regulatory Environments
    • Investment Capital Sources
    • Development of New Products
    • Quantitative & Qualitative Methods
    • Asset Management
    • Innovation Skills
    • Opportunity Assessment
    • Economic Modeling

    The multidisciplinary teams will ideate, assess and refine potential solutions to self-selected healthcare needs, culminating with an end-of-year presentation to a panel of professional innovators, executives, and investors.

    Experiences are broadened through interaction with healthcare subject matter experts and business leaders who share their respective personal and professional journeys.

    Further details regarding programmatic information will be available in May 2021. For more information, contact Baptist Health Innovations via email at InnovationPrograms@BaptistHealth.net.

  • Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • At least 3 years of professional experience
    • Full-time employment (at least 3 years post-academic enrollment)
    • A passion or interest in Digital Health
    • Support from immediate supervisor and, if applicable, external employer
    • Willingness and ability to commit to attendance from September to June, for 12 hours per month

    The program is designed for physicians, healthcare professionals and administrators, researchers, IT professionals, designers, engineers and other professionals. Anyone with a dedicated interest in healthcare and entrepreneurship who fit the criteria are encouraged to apply.

    Fellows will become part of an active and robust community of innovators at Baptist Health and in Miami, and will be eligible to participate in a series of team-based innovation challenge programs commencing in 2022.

  • Applications will launch on this website on June 1, 2021. Applications will be reviewed in late July, with invitations released in early August.

    Though subject to change, it is expected that applicants will be asked to provide the following as part of the application process:

    • Professional Resume
    • Cover letter detailing interest in Fellowship Program
    • Letter of recommendation from a supervisor, mentor, or colleague
    • Optional Concept Description. (Applicants may choose to include a description of a concept for an innovation that they wish to pursue over the course of the program. Providing a concept is recommended but not mandatory).

Contact Us

Please visit this page regularly for updates on programmatic information. For more information, contact Baptist Health Innovations via email at InnovationPrograms@BaptistHealth.net.