The Biomedical Engineering – Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance (BME-IDEA) represents 95 participating institutions in North America. Since 2003, BME-IDEA has held one-day working meetings wherein “best practices” of different university programs involved in innovation, design, technology transfer and entrepreneurship in biomedical engineering education are shared with the community.
As IDEA programs began to emerge across the European continent, it was time to extend BME-IDEA to Europe. In 2013 the first meeting was held in Galway, Ireland. Eight European programs attended that first meeting.
Other meetings that followed:
2014 Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Barcelona, Spain (Investor’s Day)