eu bme-idea meeting 2014

stockholm, sweden

Stockholm, SwedenThe 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,

Bertil Guve
Director CTMH


  • 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

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