In September 2010 the Erasmus Mundus Master’s course CEMACUBE (Common European MAster’s CoUrse in Biomedical Engineering) was initiated under the Erasmus Mundus Programme 2009-2013 of the European Commission and is currently running as a CEMACUBE EIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Master's under the EIT Health label. EIT Health is a knowledge and Innovation Community established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), and independent EU body set up to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.
The goal of CEMACUBE is to prepare students from Europe and outside Europe to improve health care by applying Biomedical Engineering. Therefore a consortium of 6 universities joins their knowledge and specific expertise into a 2-year European Master’s in Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering is a broad multidisciplinary area, involving many sub-specializations, varying from regenerative medicine to implant design and from PET-scan imaging to biosensors. Only a consortium of various universities can teach all fields in BME.
Current-day medical practice relies increasingly on technology, such as microelectronics, information technology and mechanical and materials engineering. But technology can only improve health care when engineers and medical specialists work together. You will be trained to work in those interdisciplinary project teams. BME is the perfect mix of technology and health care.
The CEMACUBE EIT Innovation & Entrepreneur Master’s in Biomedical Engineering (BME) provides students skills to realise a medical device to solve a medical problem. Students develop, in co-creation with the stakeholders (patients, medics, industry), prototypes of medical devices, test them in a real-life setting, create a business plan, prepare CE-certification and a patent application. Potentially, this will lead to the submission of EIT Health Proof-of-Concept or Head Start projects, or even an innovation by ideas of design project submission.