IDEA Labs is a biomedical engineering design incubator. It is a joint venture of the School of Medicine, School of Engineering & Applied Science, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS). We bring clinicians in to share clinical problems and ideas and give students the opportunity to work in teams to develop innovative solutions. Teams of three to four engineering students and three to four medical or graduate students brainstorm, research, design, implement solutions, and develop prototypes. We provide teams with funding, lab space, and guidance from clinical mentors and technical advisors. To learn more, visit

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