The pre-courses are addressed to graduate students, post-docs, and young researchers.

Create value with biomechanics

The European universities are investing many efforts in the translation of research results into economic value by starting-up new companies or, more simply, protecting application of new knowledge.  The field of technology for health is one of the most promising and venture capital funds are increasing worldwide. The course will deal with the creation of value with research and give a focus on biomechanics topics. Basic knowledge on innovation, inventions, patent process and start-ups will be presented in order to display the best practices to bring research results to the market. In particular, the course will cover the following topics:

1. the value of research for the innovation processes

2. managing results between science and innovation

3. extracting value from research

4. biomechanics research and industrial impact

New regulations on medical devices

In this course the main CE guidelines regarding the new MDR EU 2017/745 on medical devices will be presented and discussed. Particular attention will be focused on the impact that the new requirements will have on the design of medical devices, on the risk analysis and clinical evaluation activities. Specific examples will be described regarding devices for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications.