The meeting was held on October 7, 2015 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel in conjunction with BMES.
This meeting is held every other year in conjunction with BMES, typically on the workshop day prior to the conference sessions.
Limit 2 attendees per university – selected by BME departmental chair. The first 80 registrants received a copy of Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies thanks to Cambridge University Press.
|10/7/15||Room||BME-IDEA Workshop Agenda
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
|7:00 am||Florida 5&6, Foyer||Breakfast and Registration|
|7:45 am||Florida 6||Opening Remarks Slides|
|8:00 am||Florida 6||Keynote – Stanton Rowe, Edwards Lifesciences (interviewed by Paul Yock)|
|8:45 am||Florida 6||Program snapshots: Global Health
Programs will discuss their efforts in the global arena
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Slides
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Slides
Rice University Slides
Texas A&M University – cancelled
Johns Hopkins University Slides
|9:30 am||Florida 6||Keynote – Global Health. Renuka Gadde, BD Medical|
|10:15 am||Foyer||Networking Break|
|10:45 am||Florida 6||Program snapshots: Mixed Disciplines
Programs will discuss how they’ve combined disciplines in a unique way to enhance their programs
Colorado State University Slides
Carnegie Mellon University Slides
University of Alabama, Birmingham Slides
Tulane University Slides
|11:15 pm||Florida 6||Student Alumni Panel – What I wish I’d learned in my BME program
Matthew Callaghan, Sara Muldoon, Kevin Colbert and Michael Browne
|12:15 pm||Florida 5||Networking Lunch – KEEN sponsor comments – video|
|1:00 pm||Florida 5||Program snapshots: Other
Programs will discuss unique aspects of their programs
UC Davis Slides
Aarhus University Slides
University of Cincinnati Slides
Lawrence Tech University Slides
|1:45 pm||Foyer||Networking Break|
|2:00 pm||Florida 5||Hands-on Session: Needs Finding & Solutions for BME-IDEA programs’ needs|
|4:00 pm||Florida 5||Wrap-up|
|4:15 pm||Florida 6||Reception|
Arizona State University at Tempe
We would like to invite you — or a colleague you designate — to join us for the next meeting of BME-IDEA (Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship Alliance).
Over the past decade BME-IDEA has grown to include over 120 university programs in the U.S. and abroad with a focus on teaching and mentoring of innovation and entrepreneurship in biomedical engineering. These meetings are a chance to share best practices and new ideas with other faculty who lead programs and courses in medical technology design. Many past attendees have indicated that this is their favorite meeting of the year.
This year’s US event will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Tampa, FL as a pre-conference workshop the day before the Annual Meeting of BMES. Featured sessions will include:
- Program snapshots presenting rapid-fire examples of novel and best practices from multiple universities. Topics include mobile health, global activities and more.
- Working sessions around challenges in training/education in BME innovation, design & entrepreneurship — topics may include program funding, clinical immersion/need finding, what industry wants in design/entrepreneurship training.
- Roundtables focused on hot topics, including (for example) digital/connected health technology; implications of U.S. healthcare reform; global design for low resource settings; use of new design technologies such as 3-D printing.
*Invitations to BME-IDEA are limited to two faculty members per program. If you are not able to attend as chair, we encourage you to designate the appropriate faculty member(s) from your department (the most relevant faculty are those teaching capstone or other design courses).
To register for BME-IDEA 2015, visit our online registration page. Space will be limited so register soon to ensure a spot!
John DesJardins, Clemson University
Andrew DiMeo, Univ. of North Carolina
Jennifer Keller Jackson, VentureWell
Christine Kurihara, Stanford University
Amy Lerner, University of Rochester
Jack Linehan, Northwestern University
Maria Oden, Rice University
Joseph Tranquillo, Bucknell University
Phil Weilerstein, VentureWell
Youseph Yazdi, Johns Hopkins
Paul Yock, Stanford University
Outcomes from the Workshop
During the afternoon workshop the following needs were identified in BME programs
- A way to get Unused IP created in university to generate value for stakeholders inside and outside of the university.
- A way for university programs to identify and access value of previous projects in order to realize the value of the iIP to create opportunitiess for outreach and partner engagement.
- An effective way for BME design experience to adequately prepare undergraduate students for a diversity of post graduate careers.
- A process to set and manage design project scope and expectations so that all stakeholders can be satisfied with the result at the completion of the class.
- A need for quality access to healthcare workers in the context of care delivery for BME-IDEA students so that they know and learn.
- A way to address the lack of collaboration among student in order to improve “merry conviviality,” i.e. fun.
- A way to customize and repurpose university space for student, staff, faculty to facilitate and encourage an innovation mindset.
- A resource for undergrad BMEs that promotes the creation of quality functional prototypes capable of attracting investment.
- A way to increase the competitive advantage of BMEs to land industry jobs.
- A need for more academic-industry interaction in design programs to better prepare students to work in industry.
1.Team 1 – Simple, transparent milestones for OTLs to meet, then an IP garage sale
2.Team 2 – Collaborative platform that collects project profiles driven by crowdfunding – showcased on international basis
3.Team 3 – Develop a portfolio of expertise – hiring external, team teaching, train faculty to teach designs, get team mentors
4.Team 4 – Utilize design history file, periodic review of those so that scope/expectation is met – use documentation through whole process
5.Team 5 – Create a marketing kit or campaign that targets healthcare workers and institutions (boilerplate) would include robust value proposition statement that is tunable
6.Team 6 – A hackathon
7.Team 7 – Franchise the model of the mobile innovation space – buy base model or rent it – tiny homes – custom designed and decorated by students – one for brainstorming, one for prototyping
8.Team 8 – Annual Youtube Christmas event of student pitches sent to industry, alum and investors
9.Team 9 – Each department incorporates and forms a for-profit arm – takes and develops internal ideas acts as incubator for small companies – students fulfill engineering roles
10.Team 10 – Set of core standards for BME education with a professional designation for BME
1.Team 1 – IP hedge fund (with industrial espionage)
2.Team 2 – Interpretive dance of each project that is displayed for sale
3.Team 3 – Outsource everything BME to Stanford
4.Team 4 – Listen to “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones…
5.Team 5 – VentureWell hospital provides universal immersion to all
6.Team 6 – Fake sporting event
7.Team 7 – Create design spaces on the moon
8.Team 8 – Sell off biggest university curmudgeons
9.Team 9 – ICORPS where best and brightest students are accepted into industry and college at the same time…
10.Team 10 – Undercover operation to have CEOS take undergrad courses