Biodesign has been working in partnership with a number of 'Biodesign-like' programs that are starting or have started in Europe. Once such programs reached a critical mass (in 2012) planning began on a bi-annual meeting that would replicate the US-based BME-IDEA meetings that are held to bring US programs and faculty together. The first meeting of BME-IDEA Europe was held in Ireland, hosted by the BioInnovate program at NUI Galway and Stanford Biodesign. More than a dozen programs were in attendance at that first meeting.

Work is continuing with this alliance to create shared resources.



European Programs in attendance at the first BME-IDEA Europe Meeting

  • IRCAD, Strassbourg, France
  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Biocat, Spain
  • Bio-X, Denmark
  • Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Cardiff University, UK
  • Charite Project, Berlin, Germany
  • Delta Partners, Ireland
  • Gent University, Belgium
  • IHU Strassbourg, France
  • Imperial College, London, UK
  • Johns Hopkins, USA
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Northwestern University, USA
  • NSAI (National Standards Authority Ireland)
  • NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Politechnico Di Milano, Italy
  • Stanford University, USA
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • University College Cork, Ireland
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • University of Limerick , Ireland
  • University of North Carolina/North Carolina State University, USA
  • University of Strathclyde, Scotland