The first ever Innovation and Design for Medical Technologies (IDMedTech) Program was organized as a collaboration between Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank and Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University.
The program was organized with goals to create a collaboration basis among biomedical engineering departments with direct influence from the healthcare innovation industry.
This year’s program was held between Istanbul’s top biomedical engineering departments’bachelor’s and master’s students from
Acıbadem University, Bahçeşehir University, Medipol University and Yeditepe University
Using Siemens Innovation Think Tank’s unique method towards healthcare innovation, the participants were asked to analyze a disease of their choice and prepare a project accordingly in a span of 5 months.
The finale of the event was held between 7 finalists projects and was organized by Acıbadem University Engineering Department Dean Prof. Dr. Ata Akın and Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank Founder and Global Head Prof. Sultan Haider.
The winners of the program were announced as:
*1st place: Bahçeşehir University Group 3 “Autism Spectrum Wearable System”
*2nd place: Medipol University Group 5 “ADHD Diagnosis and Management System”
*3rd place: Bahçeşehir University Group 4 “Smart Spine Assistance”
All of the projects were praised by the jury members consisting of esteemed university academia and Siemens Healthineers representatives.
The project team that came 1st place was awarded a visit to Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank Headquarters in Erlangen/ Germany, where they will get to personally meet the ITT HQ team and discuss their projects.
The program is planned to be continued with its second phase during the fall academic calender of 2020-2021.