UVM’s Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) is an internationally recognized hub for design, development, and testing of biomedical devices and systems with a focus on rural healthcare. The center supports and trains inventors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who will bring advanced biomedical technologies to the people of Vermont and the world.
The CBI brings together students, faculty, and industry through shared programming and an interactive space for applied research, technology development, and education that offer the following:
- A place for biomedical companies, researchers, and students to develop new healthcare products and services, with particular focus on devices and systems that improve health and wellness in rural communities.
- Studio space for team brainstorming, collaboration, and customer focus groups; offices for visiting collaborators from industry
- A prototyping shop and testing lab; and presentation rooms for showcasing new designs and venture ideas.
- A virtual amphitheater where participating on-campus clinicians and researchers in the UVM Medical Center, the Larner College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Grossman School of Business, as well as off-site industry collaborators and clients can observe the beta testing of new devices and technologies.
- A home for the new vertically-integrated biomedical engineering design sequence, which is a cornerstone of the bachelor of science degree in Biomedical Engineering.