BME-IDEA meeting


Save the Date for 2018!

The next Biomedical Engineering–Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance (BME–IDEA) meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. This convening will be held in conjunction with BMES. Learn more here.

Goals of the Alliance

BME-IDEA was started in 2003 when a group of professors who were teaching design in a Biomedical Engineering department or program realized that there were common needs among them that were not being met by current conference offerings. The first BME-IDEA meeting was held in San Francisco in 2003 and the alliance has met annually or bi-annually ever since. In 2013, the first Europe BME-IDEA meeting was held among programs there. The goals of the alliance are to:

  • Review the experiences of different university programs involved in innovation, design, technology transfer andentrepreneurship in biomedical engineering education
  • Discuss objectives, challenges, and opportunities for further development of these programs – including industry and academic perspectives
  • Explore the potential for sharing resources and creating communitywide tools

Visit the BME-IDEA website.

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