Interdisciplinary Innovations in Medical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Innovations in Medical Engineering

Lecturers: Sultan Haider; Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Zobel


The first step for an innovation is to identify a problem in an observation. With medical engineering there is a need for collaboration between various disciplines. Innovation Think Tank at Siemens Healthcare is a platform for stimulating interdisciplinary innovations within Siemens Healthcare. The founder and managing director for Innovation Think Tank is a Principal Key Expert with over 200 inventions filed with Siemens AG. Content: 1. Theory: Interdisciplinary Innovations in Medical Engineering, what is an invention and what steps are needed to make it an innovation? Real life examples, communication techniques for selling an idea, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship: Challenges and opportunities 2.Group brainstorming sessions on working on real life challenge from medical engineering especially on topics from 1. 3. Rapid Prototyping workshop on selected examples and best practices 4.Group project and presentation Compentence achievments: The main objective of the program is to develop out of box thinking for solving the most simple to the most complex real life problem in medical engineering. Interdisciplinary collaboration is needed in areas where complementary competences are necessary for not only implementation but also for conception. The program provides students and professionals a possibility to make use of the existing knowledge and resources for identifying and solving the problems in medical engineering area.

 Additional information:

  • Seminar, 2 SWS, 2,5 ECTS-Credits
  • language: english
  • time and place: dates and location of the seminar will be announced at the information meeting and via email to all registered participants.


  • Registered student of Bachelor in medical engineering

 Registration via StudOn or MeinCampus