The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology Five-Year Strategic Priorities
CBB delivers on the vision and mission by enabling the following strategic priorities:
Translation of Health Technology from lab to practice
- Access to patients and end users via coordinated small group meetings, seminars, symposiums, and special lectures to enable a “needs first approach”.
- Access to regulatory information and government requirements associated with health technologies.
- Enabling the marketing, engagement and planning of pathways to clinical validation
- Expedited access to collaborators, funding opportunities and resources in the region, nationally and internationally
Investigational Testing and Clinical Trials
- Increasing access to clinical sites and practitioners to test health devices.
- Creating mechanisms to provide validation and feedback on new health technologies including expert opinion.
Interdisciplinary Research in Global Health, Healthy Aging and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
- Specific support for partnerships and funding opportunities for members in broad research areas across the university that impact Global Health, Aging and NCDs.
- Facilitating networking opportunities and curating unique collaborative communities around Global Health, Aging and NCD research.
Access to Health Data
- Developing relationships with local, national and international organizations and societies to increase access to health data for the UW community.
- If demand exists, explore opportunities to enable the management of health data on campus at Waterloo.
Health and Medical Professional Development
- Developing relationships with regional, national and international organizations and societies to enable awareness of unique educational materials available on UW campus for professional development of health and medical professionals.
- If demand exists, enabling content creation and delivery of educational materials for professional development of health and medical professionals.