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10:00 - 11:00 6 November 2017

Lecture: The Frugal Innovation Mindset


1.03 | Malet Place Engineering Building
Gower Street | WC1 E6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Prashant Jha, Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) Programme at the Al, Dr. Prashant Jha is a physician-engineer-inventor-entrepreneur who trained in family medicine, bioengineering, product design, computer science, strategy and innovation management from Prince of Wales Medical College, Royal College of General Practitioners London, IIT Kanpur, AIIMS Delhi, Stanford University and Harvard University. Over the last decade he has invented medical devices in the areas of stress urinary incontinence, haemorrhoid surgery, labour monitoring, pulmonary medicine and diabetes management. He is a serial entrepreneur and has set up venture backed businesses in the domains of vaccine delivery, personalised oncology, internet services, education technology and medical devices over last fifteen years. Currently, Dr. Jha serves as the Fellowship Director of Biodesign School at AIIMS and IIT Delhi. Besides practising general medicine, he trains physicians, designers and engineers in the art and science of inventing medical technologies. He has teaching appointm...

Dr Prashant Jha from the Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) Programme at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India will present a one-hour lecture on “The Frugal Innovation Mindset”. Dr Jha will share some of the insights he has gained over the last decade developing medical devices in emerging economies using simple, affordable and accessible methods. This lecture is open to all staff and students (across all disciplines) interested in solving real world problems in the field of medical technology. The lecture will be followed by a workshop entitled “Saving costs for the NHS – the frugal way”. For more information & to apply for a place at the workshop, please contact Rahima Begum rahima.begum@ucl.ac.uk.


Rahima Begum
+44 (0)20 3108 4221 | rahima.begum@ucl.ac.uk