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This 3-day module aims to help participants understand and re-evaluate what it takes to propose and manage the innovation process in a healthcare start-up.

Participants will start out working in teams through the design thinking process – a stepwise approach for identifying opportunities in healthcare innovation. They will then move on to explore strategies and techniques for guiding this process, working with industry practitioners in a “living laboratory” format with some hands-on practice. During the process, participants will also learn how to adapt to and operate in an innovation-centric organisation, especially start-ups.

The module will finish with an understanding of the framework to outline ways of translating the relevant portions of this approach back into participant’s organisation.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Be comfortable with the nonlinear and iterative nature of value creation that drives healthcare
  • Take a customer/patient perspective and be even better at listening to customers/patients than selling to them
  • Systematically seek evidence that supports your ideas and tests your vision
  • Better understand the stakeholders, strategy, culture, structure, system, and processes
  • Better navigate between the strategic and the tactical

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in the healthcare ecosystem
  • Managers of healthcare service quality and patient-centric initiatives
  • Professionals with work exposure to healthcare design, marketing, quality assurance, operations, collaborative partnership
  • Anyone starting their journey in innovation-centric organisations, like start-ups or those with start-up like agile innovation-driven culture
  • Anyone in the creative sector
  • Anyone seeking career development

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment


Day 1: 5 May 2023
Welcome and Registration
Classifying Healthcare Innovation
Tea Break
  • Starting Points
  • Understanding customers 
  • Making Choices
Introduce group exercise
Finding the Right Business Model
Tea Break
Prototyping Possibilities
Designing in a Start-up
Debrief and End of Day 1

Day 2: 12 May 2023
Recap of Day 1
Understanding the IP Landscape
Tea Break
Continue work on Hands-on Exercise
Obtaining Regulatory Approval
Tea Break
Market Access & Stakeholders Analysis
Bringing it all together (Complexity Science)
Debrief and End of Day 2

Day 3: 19 May 2023
Recap of Day 2
Create Alignment & Raising Funds
Tea Break
  • Measure & Monitor (Organisation Structure)
  • Improving Relentlessly (Handle Ambiguity)
  • Reinvent yourself constantly
Adapting to start-up culture
Continue work on Hands-on Exercise
Tea Break
Presentation of Exercise - Course Evaluation
End of Day 3


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) $2,889.00 $866.70
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,889.00 $326.70
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder $2,916.00 $874.80
Non-Singaporeans $2,916.00 Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the course fees (i.e. the SSG course fee grant amount) directly from the trainees and/or their sponsoring organisations, where applicable, should the requirements not be fulfilled by the trainee.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Design Strategy and Innovation (DSI)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation (PGCert in DSI) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Core Module

  • DSI6000 Company Applied Research Design Studio (CARDS)

Elective Modules (Design Modules)
  • DSI6101 Introduction to Experience Design
  • DSI6102 Service Design with Serious Play
  • DSI6103 Healthcare Design Thinking and Personal Leadership
  • DSI6104 Participatory Design: Co-Designing with Citizens

Elective Modules (Business Modules)
  • DSI6201 Creative Entrepreneurship
  • DSI6202 Business Testing through Lean Startup
  • DSI6203 Language of Business for Designers 
  • DSI6204 Negotiation: Say No to Free Design

Elective Modules (Technology Modules)
  • DSI6301 Design for Future Technologies
  • DSI6302 Foresighting and Horizon Scanning 
  • DSI6303Copywriting and Creative Communication 
  • DSI6304 Sustainable Innovation
  • DSI6305 Making Ideas Tangible – Tech Experience Prototyping

Elective Modules (Strategy Modules)
  • DSI6401 Cultural Brand Strategy
  • DSI6402 Authentic Branding for Next Generation Consumer
  • DSI6403 Systems Thinking and Scenario Planning
  • DSI6404 Effective Advertising on a Small Budget
  • DSI6405 Strategic Creativity

There are a total of 19 credit-bearing modules, of which there is one core 12 CR module (DSI6000) and a choice of four out of fifteen 3 CR modules to meet the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation. Candidates who pass the core module (DSI6000) and 4 elective modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Design Strategy and Innovation by SIT.

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 05 May 2023 (Fri) to
19 May 2023 (Fri)
Register Before: 31 Mar 2023
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