The Irish Bioengineering Innovation Forum (IBIF) is designed to promote collaboration between research engineers (both academic and industry based) and health care professionals to identify unmet clinical needs, and by working together provide creative, effective, and affordable engineering solutions to these problems.
To achieve this, we have established an on-line discussion forum in collaboration with Engineers Ireland to facilitate new research initiatives directed towards solving contemporary biomedical engineering problems, identified by direct engagement between clinicians and engineers from multiple disciplines.
Ireland is home to over 450 medical technology companies exporting €12.6b worth of product annually and employs 29,000 people. 18 of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies have a base in Ireland but interestingly 50% of the Med Tech companies in Ireland are indigenous. This significant proportion of indigenous companies has emerged due to the significant investment in research & development with the government identifying the medical technology sector as a key driver of industrial growth.
It is hoped that this forum will provide a platform for continued and improved engagement between the health care customer and engineers to continue this indigenous growth and provide the next generation of engineered solutions to the plethora of medical challenges we face today.
IBIF Undergraduate Summer Scholarship.
To facilitate the growth of ideas that emerge from Ibif, in collaboration with Engineers Ireland, we are offering a undergraduate summer scholarship to facilitate the placement of an student engineer in a 3rd level institution.
For more details, see IBIF Undergraduate Summer Scholarship
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