What we're about
Bio-Medical professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, scientists & investors who seek to learn and share knowledge.
The porpuse of this group is to create a community of Bio-Med professionals to network and share knowledge. The main theme of the meetup's will be freee, open-to-all, lectures by the senior professional who teach at the Bio-Med program.
The life sciences, biomedical industries and healthcare sector in Israel have evolved very rapidly in recent years, playing an increasingly important and leading role in the Israeli and global healthcare. Now this important field has reached the stage where there is a high demand for professional high quality leadership and management which is a must in order to bring this field to full maturity. Establishing such professional high level leadership will better enable exploiting the contribution of Israel to its people and to the world. Such leadership will also enable Israel to take a greater advantage of being a leading “start-up nation” and having a larger impact on the biomedical community and the economy in Israel.
The group main sponsor (http://bit.ly/BioMedMBA) - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem through its School of Business Administration has responded to this large challenge in order to fill this gap by opening a unique academic program of BioMed-MBA. The program launched two years ago - October 2016 as the first university MBA program in biomedical management and entrepreneurship (BioMed-MBA) in Israel. This program will teach and train the future leadership and management of companies and people of the health sector across the spectrum of the biomedical medical technology profession, including biotechnology, pharmacy, diagnostics, medical devices, eHealth, research and service laboratories of hospitals and sick funds. The program includes an extensive training in all areas of business management, leadership and relevant aspects of public health along with in-depth sector specific training to manage and lead the biomedical world with its unique and large challenges. The students in the program will gain knowledge and tools in subjects such as R&D management, sorting and selecting suitable projects, intellectual property, legal, regulatory and ethical aspects of R&D and clinical work, the economics of healthcare as well as the skills required for professional leadership and teamwork.
Significant efforts have been invested during the last year to develop and determine the syllabus of the courses in the BioMed-MBA program and top level lecturers were selected. The Hebrew University is willing to offer as part of the program 10 brand new courses from the top leading managers in the biomedical industry to ensure the program is fully tailored to meet the needs of the sector for the future.
In October 2017, the second round of the program was opened with 26 students who began their studies in the program.