Boğaziçi University in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers, Turkey, has developed a unique certification program named Innovation Management & Leadership Certification Programme (IMLEAP), where Bogazici University acts as the "Siemens Academic Innovation Hub in Turkey" for students from all over world to jointly work on Innovation projects focusing on healthcare technologies. Healthcare is chosen as a topic due to its value to human life.
IMLEAP is jointly implemented by Boğaziçi University and Siemens. At Boğaziçi, Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is the responsible office for the implementation of the program. Innovation Think Tank (ITT) Turkey is the responsible office at Siemens. Assoc. Prof. Burak Acar from Boğaziçi University, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department is Academic Director of IMLEAP. The Program Director is Mr. Sultan Haider, Founder and Director of Siemens Healthcare Innovation Think Tank.
Following the success of past years, including the 1st prize awarded to IMLEAP 2016-2017 winners at IRLE 2017 (Erlangen, Germany), IMLEAP 2017-2018 has a revised programme, to improve the focus and productivity further. This year, Health 4.0 has been selected as the theme. We will focus on the concepts of Health 4.0 and promote projects enhancing the automation of procedures and processes, utilizing data analytics tools and approaches in healthcare. The projects that put the patients (the service receivers) at the heart of their approaches are encouraged. As always, the programme will include in-class training, site visits, team work, academic and industrial mentorship. The Boğaziçi University - Siemens Healthineers TR joint programme IMLEAP 2017-2018, is kindly supported by Acıbadem University Incubation Center, where the teams will have a chance to experience a state-of-art innovation environment.