Category Archives: News

Sharing best practices in Biomedical Engineering

By | May 9, 2022

Collecting and supporting the expansion and sharing of best practices in Biomedical Engineering (BME) can constitute a transformative strategy toward better health, through universal health coverage and more equitable and accessible medical technologies, especially in low resource settings.  Best practices can be drivers of change – accelerating progress and inspiring role models – and may involve multiple… Read More »

UBORA @ E4C Seminar Series

By | November 25, 2020

The UBORA e-platform was presented during the “Engineering for Change” E4C Seminar series. E4C is an international community of engineers, scientists, NGO, innovators working development of affordable, locally appropriate and sustainable solutions to the most pressing humanitarian challenges. E4C was founded, among the others by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical… Read More »

The design BootCamp on COVID-19

By | June 15, 2020

The Youth Innovators Competition and Design Bootcamp 2020, organized by UNECA, UNESCO, DSI of South Africa, with the support of the UBORA platform and EngineeringForChange, will start on June 15. The Bootcamp will run on-line over two weeks, from Monday to Friday (15-19 and 22-26 June). Students will have the opportunity to listen to outstanding keynotes, follow classes and workshops on Device Design,… Read More »

UBORA design competition 2020 has been launched

By | March 16, 2020

Considering current global emergency with the COVID-19 pandemia and the increasing risk of infectious disease outbreaks in our globalized world, the UBORA 2020 International Design Competition concentrates on technological solutions aimed at providing an integral management for present pandemia and for eventual future outbreaks. These solutions, in the form of well-documented medical device projects and shared as… Read More »

An UBORA device on NTV Uganda

By | August 31, 2019

The Infant Warmer developed by UIRI presented on prime time news A portable neonate warmer, developed by UIRI following the UBORA methodology, was aired on NTV Uganda prime time news. The intended use of this medical device is to provide the appropriate thermal protection and temperature monitoring for neonates with hypothermia that are being transported… Read More »

Co-design open-source medical devices: how to minimize the human error using UBORA

By | July 26, 2019

Health is a fundamental aspect of quality of life, as it indirectly has effects on the capacity to produce and consume goods and services. Technology plays a fundamental role in improving the quality of health, being the fulcrum of an effective healthcare system. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all United Nations… Read More »

ABEC Design Competition: results of the second stage are online

By | July 22, 2019

The results of the second stage of ABEC Design competition 2019 are online! For the 40 best-ranked projects full-board will be provided for one team member to attend the ABEC Design School 2019 to be held at Uganda Industrial Research Center in Kampala, Uganda, from 7th to 11th October 2018. For the first 28 projects developed by teams from African Institutions, travel grant, from one team member, will… Read More »

The Africa Blockchain Conference

By | July 4, 2019

On the 3rd and 4th of July 2019, the Africa Blockchain Conference 2019 was held in Kampala with the theme ‘Preparing Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’: it was the largest blockchain conference in Africa, hosted by the President of Uganda, the 6th President of Mauritius, the CEO of Finance, the Ugandan Governor of the… Read More »

UBORA present at the 2019 International CDIO Conference

By | June 28, 2019

The UBORA educational model, hybridizing project-based learning and service learning, presented at the 2019 International CDIO Conference Prof. Luis Ignacio Ballesteros Sánchez from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and UBORA professor and mentor has attended the 2019 International CDIO Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, for presenting the UBORA educational model. Devices developed following needs proposed by ASPADIR… Read More »

UBORA devices in the Industriales Ingenia 2019 ceremony

By | June 27, 2019

Every June, towards the end of academic year, the Industrial Engineering School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM) organizes a closure ceremony with all Master’s students and invited personalities from the UPM’s rectorate team and from the regional industry, so as to present engineering systems developed by student teams at ETSII-UPM within the Industriales Ingenia… Read More »