UBORA aims at creating an EU-Africa e-Infrastructure enabling open source co-design of new solutions to face the current and future healthcare challenges of both continents. To do so the project brings together European and African universities and their associated technological hubs, biomedical prototyping laboratories and incubators, national and international policymakers, and committed stakeholders.

Logo of the UBORA project

Propelled by a series of summer design schools and international competitions, UBORA (Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for Innovation through Education) has already proved in its first year of existence its ability to facilitate efficient collaboration on biomedical engineering between the two continents. 

Open-source biomedical devices have been already successfully developed within the UBORA e-Infrastructure: such as for instance the Portable Neonate Warmer or an ecological breast pump that has a cooling and preservation system for breast milk.

Ultimately the project aims at promoting universal and equitable healthcare and safer medical devices to address global health concerns.

Background

UBORA is an ongoing project funded by Horizon 2020, the European Union's (EU) research and innovation programme. Between January 2017 and July 2019, the project will receive in total around EUR 990 000 of EU fundings.

By encouraging open source and collaborative co-design of new solutions to face the healthcare challenges of Europe and Africa, UBORA is fully promoting an Open Science's approach, as encouraged by the EU.  

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