Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Lisbon

Chair: Joana Nápoles;
Counselor: Professor João Sanches
Number of Members: 20;
Foundation Data: 2014;
Address: IEEE-IST Room 1.5 IST, Porto Salvo, Oeiras;
Main developed activities:

  • CoLab Sessions: This is a semester internship program at Lisbon research centers and laboratories in the biomedical engineering area;
  • BioHack Projects: Students try to develop their own research projects ideas outside lecture hours, with the help of teachers and older students;
  • IST Enterprise Challenge: Students develop projects in companies of their interest area;
  • IST MedEngine: This initiative aims to identify an unmet need in medicine, with the help of a team of qualified students who develop an innovative solution. This is preceded by IST-MedNetworking, informal lectures where physicians casually expose the technological problems they feel;
  • EMBrace: Solidarity activities;
  • Workshops: Soft-skills (how to pitch, time management, etc.), Technical (LaTeX, Matlab, Python) and debates;
  • Dinners and Social Events (e.g. Quizz Night).





University of Porto (UP)

Chair: Vitor Minhoto;
Counselor: Professor Aurélio Campilho;
Number of Members: 10;
Foundation Data: 2015;
Address: IEEE-UP, FEUP, Room J201, Paranhos, Porto;
Main developed activities:

  • Idea-generating Initiatives (e.g. Startup Pirates, design thinking workshops);
  • EMBS Talks: Debates with different companies in the biomedical engineering field;
  • Workshops: LaTeX, Matlab, Python, Qt, Android, biomechanics, etc.;
  • Autonomous Projects and Programming Competitions.






University of Coimbra (UC)

Chair: Catarina Carvalho;
Counselor: Professor Miguel Morgado;
Number of Members: 5;
Foundation Data: 2016;
Address: IEEE-UC, Pole II, FCTUC, Room 3A.13, Coimbra;
Main developed activities:

  • CoLab Sessions: This is a semester internship program at Coimbra research centers and laboratories in the biomedical engineering area;
  • Escape Room;
  • Workshops;
  • Talks.





Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL)

Chair: Mariana Lopes;
Counselor: Professora Cecília Calado;
Number of Members: 10;
Foundation Data: 2018;
Address: R. Conselheiro Emídio Navarro 1, 1959-007 Lisboa, ADEQ;
Main developed activities:

  • Mentoring programme: mentoring for bachelor and master classes of Biomedical Engineering with one-on-one discussion between chosen mentors and fellow students. Close coordination with faculty members to ensure the success of new students;
  • Erasmus volunteering support group: provide help settling in, finding a place to stay, showing campus around and the city, explaining how the classes work and facilitating integration in the classes;
  • Workshops: Soft skills (How to build a CV & Cover Letter, time management, present yourself before, during and after a job interview); Technical (LaTeX, Python, Machine Learning applied to Biomedical Data Science field);
  • Dinners and social gatherings with members;
  • Volunteering activities.




University of Aveiro (UA)

Chair: Vinícius Oliveira;
Counselor: Professor Tagleorge Silveira;
Number of Members: 9;
Foundation Data: 2022;
Address: Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro
Main developed activities: 

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