Univerza v Mariboru

The University of Maribor was established in 1975. With its 17 Faculties, it is the second largest and second oldest university in Slovenia. During these years, it became a successful scientific institution. Its primary mission and guiding principle is the dissemination and enrichment of knowledge. It is rapidly developing new areas of activity, testing new study methods and seeking new ways of integrating with its environment. Special attention is paid to the involvement of students in research work and decision-making bodies as well as to the cooperation with the local and global economy both in the field of knowledge and technology transfer into practice as well as in the field of connecting and networking students and graduates with employers in terms of transition to the labour market. The University of Maribor is an institution offering numerous career development opportunities.

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UM FERI

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Maribor (UM FERI) is one of the leading teaching and research institutions in the field of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Slovenia. UM FERI provides students with knowledge based on internationally recognized scientific research work, thus enabling them to be successfully integrated within future working environments in Slovenia and/or abroad. We aim to strengthen the positions of our internationally-recognized university education and research institutions within the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, information technology, communications, media, telecommunications, and mechatronics, throughout Central Europe. Research assumes a vital place in the activities of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is efficiently transferred into economy and also into faculty's study programmes.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech (UPC) is a public university devoted to higher education and research in the fields of engineering, architecture, and science. Each year, more than 6.000 students and more than 500 doctors graduate. The basic and applied research carried out at the UPC's departments, institutes and centres marks the meeting point between scientific inquiry, innovation and technological development. These units work to promote a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship and establish knowledge networks with researchers and research groups around the world. The UPC has a strong vocation concerning technology protection and transfer, accounting for creating 13 Technology-based companies and 19 international patents only in 2022.

The Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CREB) is a leading research center of the UPC aiming at serving the needs of research, technological development, innovation, and knowledge transfer of companies, hospitals, and institutions related to the field of Health Technologies. The CREB gathers several research groups, including the BIOsignal Analysis for Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Group (BIOART), experts in multichannel biosignal processing to improve rehabilitation processes and clinical therapies related to respiratory, neuromuscular and neurological diseases.

CREB's headquarters are at the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB), one of the best engineering schools in Spain and an internationally recognized institution because of its excellence. The ETSEIB was created in 1851 and currently has more than 3,500 students, over 350 professors, and about 120 administrative and service staff. Its graduates are specialized in a wide range of fields of industrial activity, such as biomedical engineering, neuroengineering, and rehabilitation.

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The UPC Technology Center

The UPC Technology Center (CIT UPC) is a foundation of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) that aims to put the university research capacity at the service of innovation in companies based on the knowledge and results of UPC research centres. The UPC develops comprehensive, multidisciplinary, turnkey technology solutions. It offers companies a wide range of technological capabilities to build projects in areas like advanced manufacturing, ICT, materials, energy, health, logistics and mobility, infrastructures, chemical, agrotech, urbanism and sustainability technologies.

CIT UPC is committed to bringing more and better technology to the market by transforming knowledge into marketable technologies, and building relationships with companies and organisations, forging long and enriching collaborations with mutual benefits.

Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The University was established almost 200 years ago, has around 3400 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture.

With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Chalmers is is one of Europe's most renowned technological universities. Our 2,300 researchers, instructors and doctoral students conduct research into everything from the smallest building blocks of matter, to systems biology and food products, to climate issues, traffic safety and distant galaxies.

Research is carried out in close collaboration with industry and the public sector. Our incubator, Chalmers Ventures, is ranked among the world's best, and is the most successful by far of any university incubator in Sweden. Chalmers also has a strong international air created by exchanges and collaborations with leading universities worldwide.

We educate engineers, architects, and master mariners who are highly sought after in the market. We offer 30 bachelor programmes, and 40 Master programmes, all at world-class level.

At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we work with sustainable and smart solutions to societal challenges, such as energy efficiency and electrification in areas ranging from transport and production systems to communication solutions and biomedical engineering.

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Imperial College London

Imperial College London is consistently rated in the top-five UK universities and in the top twenty worldwide. The Neuromechanics and Rehabilitation Technology group was established by Prof. Dario Farina in 2016 in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College. The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London is leading the bioengineering agenda both nationally and internationally, advancing the frontiers of our knowledge in the discipline's three main areas: Biomedical Engineering (Developing devices, techniques and interventions for human health), Biological Engineering (Solving problems related to the life sciences and their applications for health), Biomimetics (Using the structures and functions of living organisms as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines). The Department's staff comes from diverse academic disciplines including all main branches of engineering, physical sciences, life sciences and medicine, creating a rich collaborative environment.

The mission of the the Neuromechanics and Rehabilitation Technology group is to conduct fundamental research in neuromechanics and to translate the scientific knowledge into rehabilitation technologies. We continuously look for motivated students and each year we take on several undergraduate (BSc/BEng/MEng) and postgraduate (MSc/MRes) students on relevant degree programmes at Imperial, as well as from external institutions (via Erasmus/UROP schemes). The main research lines of the group are the following:

  • Neural Interfacing: Design and test of wearable and implantable bioelectrodes; high-performance bioamplifiers
  • Biosignal processing: Neural and biophysical modelling/processing of biosignal generation
  • Neurophysiology of movement: Deciphering the neural mechanisms for movement generation
  • Neuromechanics of movement: Neural determinants of body mechanics (from cell to function); neural-driven musculoskeletal models for man-machine interaction
  • Bionics: Robust control of active prostheses and sensory feedback; mechatronic design of prostheses Restoration and augmentation: Control of active orthoses and exoskeletons; mechatronic design; soft robotics
  • Neuromodulation: Closed-loop brain-computer interfaces and robot-aided therapy; Neuroprostheses
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