We run the BSc-level course 22510 Biomedical Prototyping in DTU Skylab – our innovation incubator.



The development of new biomedical instrumentation requires expertise in a range of scientific disciplines, including biology, medicine, electronics, mechanics, software, and (increasingly) optics. In this hands-on course, participants combine knowledge and practical skills from each of these fields to design, construct and test a bioimaging instrument (recently, a confocal laser-scanning microscope). Through hands-on work and a hackathon about a real-world biomedical problem, participants learn to use the workshops and start-up resources in DTU Skylab. Thus, the course strengthens participants’ basis for pursuing their own tech-ideas at their own initiative during their studies and beyond.