The Innovation Think Tank Department of Siemens Healthcare aims to develop innovative solutions for real-world problems in healthcare. This is the continuation of the successful workshops conducted in the past years across the Globe. This event was created by Prof. Sultan Haider, Founder and director of Innovation Think Tank, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Germany. Prof. Haider has filed over 500 inventions and patents and has established 10 innovation labs in Germany, China, India, Turkey, UK and USA. He holds guest faculty positions in several world-renowned institutions and is also a director Innovation Research Lab at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

The University of South Carolina Innovation Think Tank (ITT) Lab supported by Siemens Healthineers is organizing Innovation Management and Leadership Certification Program (IMLEAP), aiming to develop innovative solutions for real world problems in healthcare sector. The participants are additionally supported by various USC ITT Lab team members as mentors and advisors. The Program is open to all university undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and institutes to jointly work on innovation projects focusing healthcare technologies.

Reasons to Apply

IMLEAP provides students with following opportunities:

  • Enhance your presentation and teamwork skills
  • Challenge yourself and test your ideas
  • Bring innovative solutions to healthcare sector
  • Connect with mentors/advisors from industry and academia
  • Access to an international network of industry and investors

About Innovation Think Tank – Siemens Healthineers Global

Innovation Think Tank was founded and is headed globally by Sultan Haider, who also holds a Principal Key Expert, awarded by the Siemens Healthcare’s Executive Committee for his outstanding innovation track record which includes the establishment of 10 innovation labs and over 500 inventions and patents filed to date. Haider has been awarded honorary directorships and developed infrastructures for top institutions. The innovation best practice has been implemented in several university courses and certifications.With its’ global infrastructure ITT supports the identification and creation of business opportunities and contributes to solution implementation. For instance: