Innovation @ Saint Francis


What is Innovation @ Saint Francis?

Reaching out beyond the confines of our campus, the Innovation @ Saint Francis program provides students with a variety of opportunities to engage with local and global communities in a way that is inspiring, illuminating, and impactful for all involved. By building strong partnerships with a vast range of individuals and organizations, students will develop relationships and explore untapped areas of discovery.


Our students will explore and experience areas they are passionate about so they may venture into the future prepared to learn, question, and contribute to whichever field or segment of society they choose, with the purpose of making a positive impact in the world.

Successes in Innovation

SCU BioInnovation & Design Lab — Flowressence [Spring 2022]

A team of nine students partnered with the BioInnovation and Design Lab at Santa Clara University on a project focused on biofeedback in immersive environments that led to the creative work of Flowressence — relaxing VR experience that measures biofeedback through pulse sensors to enhance calm and address mental health.

By the Numbers

Healthcare Innovation Mentorship Program - Spring 2022
ML Model for Disease Forecasting - Summer 2021

Articles & Posts

Join Us!

Whoever you are, if you’ve got a passion to be a part of an upcoming project, want to work with us to provide one for our students, or if you just have questions, please contact our Innovation Lead, Shraddha Chaplot shraddhachaplot@sfhs.com. We are waiting for you to join us!

Shraddha Chaplot



Current Opportunities
  • Santa Clara University’s Healthcare Innovation and Design Program
    • Innovation in Dementia Care — Apply Today
    • Healthcare Innovation Mentorship Program  — accepting applications mid-September
    • BioFeedback in Immersive Environments: Flowressence —program in progress
Upcoming Opportunities

Spring 2023 

  • Santa Clara BioFeedback in Immersive Environments: Flowressence 

Summer 2023

  • Htmelle Future Female Leaders Bootcamp
Past Opportunities