CC BME is an EU regional Competency Center for Biomedical Engineering, coordinated by the Laser and Health Academy, and supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Slovenia's Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. The vision of CC BME is to establish Slovenia on the global map as an incubator of highly innovative companies that build the most advanced biomedical devices in the world.
Biomedical engineering is one of the world’s most promising and fastest growing industries. Rapid technological developments are being fuelled by breakthroughs in basic sciences and engineering, as well as by increasing global demand for more affordable, effective, and minimally invasive medical treatments.
With a focus on global market leadership, 12 partners, supported by Slovenia’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, as well as the European Regional Development Fund, established an EU regional competency center for biomedical engineering (CC BME). The consortium’s partners include key institutions of higher education, industrial representatives, and experts in the field of biomedical engineering and medicine that wish to expand upon their existing avenues of cooperation to achieve new levels of synergy. The program of the CC BME is broadly focused on the research and development of products and applications that reduce the invasiveness of medical treatments and increase the reliability and accuracy of diagnostic procedures.