MedTech Innovation

MedTech Innovation

BIOENGR M233A/B or MGMT M271A/B courses offered Winter and Spring Quarters

The MedTech Innovation (MTI) program is a two-quarter long course (8 units total) designed to teach students about the medical device design process through lectures, guest speakers, and a hands-on project. Multi-disciplinary teams of graduate students will evaluate actual unmet medical needs identified in the UCLA Hospital System and invent and develop practical solutions that address these needs over the Winter.  The team-based project component of the course will be complemented by lectures and panels from UCLA faculty and industry experts to provide additional teaching and guidance on the product development process and entrepreneurship as it relates to medical devices.

The goals of the MTI program are to develop medical device solutions that improve patient care and prepare students for careers in healthcare, product development, and entrepreneurship.  The Winter and Spring series is open to students enrolled in all graduate programs across campus (medicine, management, engineering, life sciences, law, dentistry, design, etc.) although final course enrollment is at the discretion of the faculty.

Emphasis on multi-disciplinary teams

All students will need to complete the MTI’s Enrollment Survey and email a current CV to Wentai Liu ( by the first week of December. Enrollment is on a rolling basis.

Our course is cross-listed with UCLA Bioengineering under BIOENGR M233A/B and Anderson School of Management under MGMT M271A/B.

Our course is offered as a Selective for Medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Our course is offered to industry and product design students at the Art Center College of Design (ACCD) in Pasadena. Interested art students should contact ACCD faculty, Jeff Higashi, for more details on enrollment at ACCD.

Faculty & Advisors:  Dr. Wentai Liu, Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, Dr. Alex Shen, and Jeff Higashi

Tentative 2020 Schedule: Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm