Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Meditech Challenge kick-off meeting

7 February 2024

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The Meditech Challenge - Vascular Surgery kick-off meeting will take place on February 7th, 2024 at Polo Ferrari (Povo), room A106.
The Meditech Challenge is an initiative of the University of Trento and the Provincial Company for Health Services of the Autonomous Province of Trento (APSS), in collaboration with Fondazione Hub Innovazione Trentino (HIT), aimed at devising technological solutions to technical problems in the field of vascular surgery

Six multidisciplinary teams, made up of students enrolled in master's degree and doctoral courses of various departments of the University of Trento, will compete from February to May 2024 to design innovative prototypes that can solve real problems related to vascular surgery, thanks to skills of robotics, artificial intelligence, mechanical design, biomaterials and augmented reality. 

Students will be supported by resident physicians and tutored by vascular surgeons from all over Italy.


09:00 - 09:50 Greetings and Introduction

09:50 - 10:10 Keynote lecture "Innovation in vascular surgery: where we stand and where we’re headed to" - Wouter Vermeyen (European Product Specialist/Medical/EMEA, Gore)

10:10 - 10:45 Introduction to the challenge topics:

  • Topic n.1: "Design of new conformable geometries for endoprosthesis" - Dr. Michele Piazza, Università di Padova
  • Topic n. 2 "Use of biocompatible functional materials to prevent type II endoleak" - Dr. Enrico Gallitto, Università di Bologna
  • Topic n.3: "New concept of robots for vascular surgery" - Dr. Emanuele Gatta, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria delle Marche
  • Topic n.4: "Artificial intelligence solutions to support procedure planning" - Dr. Luca Mezzetto, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata di Verona
  • Topic n.5: "TC-ECO data fusion"  - Dr. Igor Raunig, Azienda Provinciale per Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari della Provincia autonoma di Trento
  • Topic n.6: "Hemodynamic models for vascular surgery" Dr. Luca Bertoglio, Università di Brescia

Per maggiori informazioni: https://www.trentinoinnovation.eu/en/innovate/innovation-tools/meditech-challenge/