WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowship for Young Researchers and Entrepreneurs

WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowship for Young Researchers and Entrepreneurs

The WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowship offers a unique and exciting opportunity for young researchers and entrepreneurs to work with the Department of Biotechnology (Ministry of Science and Technology) as part of its Biodesign Program in India. As a fellow, you will have residency at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses in New Delhi or Mumbai for two years.


  • Exciting fellowship opportunity: This two-year fellowship experience combines technology, public health, and intellectual property with the goal of training innovators to develop innovative medical technologies, creating a meaningful impact on global health.

  • International experience: Join a diverse network of global young innovators and experts to solve emerging health challenges, while being based in India for two years.

  • Prestigious collaboration: Build meaningful networks at the Indian Department of Biotechnology, IIT Delhi and Bombay campuses, and WIPO.

    Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must meet the admission criteria of the Biodesign Program of the Department of Biotechnology. All conditions concerning the participation of WIPO-supported Global Health Innovation Fellows shall remain within the authority of Department of Biotechnology in accordance with its applicable rules and policies.

  • Open to all international candidates (except Indian citizens).

  • Applicants from diverse educational backgrounds, including the engineering, science, computer science, product design, business, law, medical or nursing fields, are welcome to apply.

  • Experience in addressing global health challenges, in particular maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and FemTech is required.

  • Two-three years’
    work experience in the health technology industry or in related research positions.

  • Preference will be given to those who have a track record in innovation (patents, licensed technologies/products).

  • Interest in the relevance of intellectual property rights (patents, design rights, trademarks and copyright) along the entire value chain for health technology from early research to distribution of a product or service to the end user.

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, creativity, teamwork, and communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.


    The fellowship covers study visa processing fees; fellowship fees; IIT overhead fees; study material costs; accommodation costs (for accommodation provided or recommended by the Department of Biotechnology); living expenses; health insurance; local transportation within India; and international travel (return ticket from home country to IIT Delhi or IIT Bombay).

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; WIPO Global Health Innovation Fellowship for Young Researchers and Entrepreneurs

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