Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) Project Phase II begins, looking for engineering solutions

February 26, 2014

Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) is a new collaboration between the UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) that is facilitated by the Division of Innovation and Industry Alliances (DI2A) in the UCSD Office of Research Affairs (ORA).

GEM has established a competition to identify clinical problems (Phase I) for which engineering solutions (Phase II) can be developed and implemented. The GEM challenge is composed of two phases with the overarching goal of building a collaborative ecosystem that leverages UCSD’s outstanding strengths in clinical care and engineering to develop and implement innovative healthcare solutions.

The GEM competition is now open and invites UCSD engineering faculty to propose solutions to the selected Phase I proposals. The deadline for submission of entries is 5:00 pm on March 14, 2014.

More information is available at the GEM Project website.