This year, a new exciting opportunity has been created for PhD students and healthcare organisations. iPREP Biodesign is a newly established program facilitated by Perth Biodesign in collaboration with iPREP WA (Industry and PhD Research Engagement Program).


The iPREP Biodesign 2020 program offers teams of late-stage PhD candidates the opportunity to work on problems faced by industry in the healthcare sector over a seven-week placement. PhD candidates are trained and mentored using the Biodesign Methodology developed by Stanford University. The iPREP Biodesign program has a focus on developing innovation as well as improving processes in the healthcare sector. 

How does iPREP Biodesign benefit industry in the healthcare sector?

Health-related organisations benefit from value-for-money consultancy, innovative solutions to business problems, increased engagement with all five universities optimising knowledge translation, and the potential to recruit outstanding PhD graduates.  

Industry Expressions of Interest are now open for 2021



How does iPREP Biodesign benefit late-stage PhD candidates?

Participation in the program provides PhD candidates with excellent networks and contacts in industry plus skills in project management, team work, design thinking and leadership as well as the opportunity to solve real problems in healthcare.


iPREP Biodesign is supported by the X-TEND WA program
which is part of the State Government's $16.7 million New Industries Fund