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Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for Innovation through Education

Objective

The project aims at creating an EU-Africa e-Infrastructure, UBORA, for open source co-design of new solutions to face the current and future healthcare challenges of both continents, by exploiting networking, knowledge on rapid prototyping of new ideas and sharing of safety criteria and performance data. The e-infrastructure will foster advances in education and the development of innovative solutions in Biomedical Engineering (BME), both of which are flywheels for European and African economies. It is conceived as a virtual platform for generating, exchanging, improving and implementing creative ideas in BME underpinned by a solid safety assessment framework. Besides the provision of resources with designs, blueprints and support on safety assessment and harmonisation, specific sections for needs identification, project management, repositories and fund raising are also foreseen.
UBORA (“excellence” in Swahili) brings together European and African Universities and their associated technological hubs (supporting biomedical prototyping laboratories and incubators), national and international policymakers and committed and credible stakeholders propelled by a series of Summer Schools and Competitions. In a nutshell, UBORA couples the open design philosophy with Europe’s leadership in quality control and safety assurance, guaranteeing better health and new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2016-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 404 500

Participants (6)

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 112 750
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 106 500
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UGANDA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 86 500
Address
Plot 42A Mukabya Road Nakawa Industrial Area
Kampala
Activity type
Research Organisations
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 94 000
Address
Along Thika Road
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 89 000
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGILEWORKS OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Niine Tn 11
10414 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)