SEIB has agreements with the following networks of excellence:

CIBER-BBN: Biomedical Research Network Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine

CIBER-BBN is one of the nine CIBER consortia established in Spain. They were founded under the leadership of the National Health Institute Carlos III (ISCIII) to impulse excellence research and support the critical mass of researchers in the fields of Biomedicine and Life Sciences. CIBER-BBN was officially started in December 2006.

CIBER-BBN is structured around three transversal research programs: Bioengineering and biomedical imaging, Biomaterials and tissue engineering, and Nanomedicine. Research at this center is focused on the development of systems for the prevention, diagnosis and follow-up of pathologies, together with technologies related with specific therapies, including Regenerative Medicine and Nanotherapies.

The global objectives of CIBER-BBN strategic program include the increase of research capabilities of its member groups, through the shared use of resources, coordination and synergies. CIBER-BBN aims at a higher and better use of advanced technologies in the National Health System, increasingly becoming the national reference in these technologies. Simultaneously, it is intended the increase of Spanish participation in international research networks and decision forums in the field. In addition, improve the technological level of national industry in this area, and promote the emergence of specialists with a high level of expertise in health technologies.

CIBER-BBN is composed by 47 research groups: 45 full-right members and 2 associate members. According to the kind of institution, these are distributed as follows: Universities (23), Hospitals (7), National Research Council (CSIC) (7), Technological Centers (2), and Other Institutions (8).

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REDINBIO: Thematic Network on Biomedical Engineering

The Thematic Network on Biomedical Engineering (REDINBIO) was funded by the Ministries of Education and Science, and Science and Innovation from January 2004 to December 2011. REDINBIO is composed by 55 research groups working in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, distributed in 24 Spanish universities, 2 institutes belonging to the National Research Council (CSIC) and 5 hospital centers. Member groups are listed as follows:

  • CARTIF (Center of Automation, Robotics, Information Technologies and Manufacturing), Valladolid, Research Area of Biomedical Engineering.
  • National Research Council (CSIC), Institute of Industrial Automation (IAI), Group of Systems, Actuators and Microsystems.
  • National Research Council (CSIC), Institute of Industrial Automation (IAI), Group of Electronic Systems.
  • National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid Institute of Microelectronics (IMM), National Center of Microelectronics (CNM), Dep. of Devices, Sensors and Biosensors.
  • Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institute of Biomedical Research, Emergency Unit.
  • University Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Unit of Medicine and Experimental Surgery.
  • University Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Laboratory of Bioengineering and Telemedicine.
  • National Health Institute Carlos III, Unit of Health Informatics Coordination.
  • Instituto Universitario Guttmann.
  • Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Dep. Signal Theory and Communications.
  • Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Division of Instrumentation and Communications Systems of CBEN (Research Center in Bioelectronics and Nanobioscience).
  • UB, Division of Biophysics and Bioengineering of CBEN.
  • UB, Division of Electrochemistry of Materials and Bioelectrochemistry of CBEN.
  • Universidad de Cádiz, Group of Automation, Signal Processing and Systems Engineering.
  • Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Dep. Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Automation.
  • Universidad de Extremadura, Dep. Informatics.
  • Universidad de Granada, Dep. Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications.
  • Universidad de La Laguna, Bioengineering Group.
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Institute of Applied Microelectronics.
  • Universidad de Málaga, Institute of Advanced Automation and Robotics of Andalusia, Bioengineering Group.
  • Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Virtual Reality and Robotics Lab.
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Group of Industrial and Medical Electronics.
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Bioengineering and Telemedicine Group.
  • UPM, Group of Applied Bioengineering.
  • UPM, Group of Computational Mechanics.
  • UPM, Group of Biomedical Image Technologies.
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Center of Biomaterials of CRIB (Network R&D&I Center in Biomedical Engineering).
  • UPV, Center of Research and Innovation in Biomedical Engineering of CRIB.
  • UPV, Group of Networks and High-Performance Computing CRIB.
  • UPV, Group of Physics and Medical Engineering of Ionizing Radiations of CRIB.
  • UPV, Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia.
  • UPV, Group of Bioengineering, Electronics and Telemedicine of CRIB.
  • UPV, Biomedical Synergy.
  • UPV, Group of Control of Complex Systems, Institute of Automation and Industrial Informatics.
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Computational Imaging Lab.
  • Universidad Pública de Navarra, Group of Nanostructured Optical Sensors.
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Biomedical Engineering Group.
  • Universidad de Valencia, Digital Signal Processing Group.
  • Universidad de Valladolid, Biomedical Engineering Group.
  • Universidad de Zaragoza (UZ), Group of Communications Technologies of I3A (Institute of Research in Engineering of Aragon).
  • UZ, Group of Structures and Modeling of Materials of I3A.
  • UZ, Group of Computer Vision of I3A.
  • UZ, Group of Research and Development in Ergonomics of I3A.
  • UZ, Group of Robotics, Perception and Real Time of I3A.
  • UZ, Grupo de Biomaterial of I3A.
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Center for Computer Vision.
  • Universitat de Girona, Institute of Informatics and Applications.
  • Universitat de Lleida, Dep. Informatics and Industrial Engineering.
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Division of Biomedical Signals and Systems of CREB (Research Center in Biomedical Engineering).
  • UPC, Division of Biomaterials and Biomechanics of CREB.
  • UPC, Division of Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiations of CREB.
  • UPC, Division of Graphic Informatics of CREB.
  • UPC, Division of Instrumentation and Bioengineering of CREB.
  • UPC, Division of Robotics and Vision of CREB.
  • UPC, Group of Instrumentation, Sensors and Interfaces, Dep. Electronics Engineering.

RETADIM: Thematic Network of Technologies for the Support to the Disabled and the Elderly

RETADIM network is composed by over thirty groups working in the areas of research, development and use of technologies for the support to the disabled and the elderly, belonging to universities, research and technological centers, and other institutions related with this field.

RETADIM network is the Spanish forum for the exchange of experiences and knowledge on the diverse topics about technologies related with disability, elderly persons, ambient assisted living, including the different actors involved, and the diffusion of its activities to the society. In addition, the network promotes the collaboration among the member groups and aims at serving as a link with end-users in order to get knowledge about their requirements and implement new and better technological solutions.

Besides, the network serves as the Spanish reference group participating in the COST 219ter Action, dealing with “Telecommunications: Access by Disabled and Elderly People”.