The 2014 meeting of BME-IDEA Europe was held in Stockholm, Sweden on May 26.
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.
Earlier in 2013, a first BME-IDEA International was organized in Galway Ireland. The success of this daylong workshop has prompted us to host a second workshop in Stockholm, Sweden on May 26, 2014.
As one aspect of the workshop, we expect attendees to prepare 5 –10 minute “innovation snapshots” highlighting their most novel/innovative developments regarding graduate-level and experiential-learning courses in medical device innovation. Participants will also be invited to a panel discussion. The snapshots will be collected and mounted on the BME-IDEA web site to motivate design/innovation/entrepreneurship education initiatives in BME programs worldwide.
In connection to the workshop, the Stockholm Clinical Innovation Fellowships program will have their closing ceremony on May 27th. All BME-IDEA visitors are kindly invited to this event. Please tell us if your program is interested in participating. Send contact information to Sjoerd Haasl,
- Andrea Scheer – BioThinking, Berlin, Germany
- James Moore – The Introduction of Entrepreneurship into the Study of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
- Jan Pietzsch, Biodesign, Stanford University, California, USA
- Juan Jorge Fernández García – d-Health Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
- Mark Bruzzi – BioInnovate Ireland Medical Device Innovation, Galway, Cork and Limerick, Ireland
- Sjoerd Haasl – Center for Technology in Medicine and Health, Stockholm, Sweden
- Sys Zoffmann Glud_InnoX and BME IDEA_InnoX, Denmark