Annals of Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 41, Issue 9, pp 1834–1840

BioInnovate Ireland—Fostering Entrepreneurial Activity Through Medical Device Innovation Training


DOI: 10.1007/s10439-013-0787-5

Cite this article as:
Bruzzi, M.S. & Linehan, J.H. Ann Biomed Eng (2013) 41: 1834. doi:10.1007/s10439-013-0787-5


In the midst of a rich environment for medical device development and manufacturing, universities can play a critical role by developing relevant training programs to produce entrepreneurs who can be efficient and successful in creating early stage companies by understanding deeply the issues involved in creating a useful device, how to raise money, designing early clinical studies and locating manufacturing partners.


Medical devices Innovation Educational programmes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BioInnovate IrelandNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  2. 2.Biomedical EngineeringNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  3. 3.Department of Bioengineering, Biodesign ProgramStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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