Bart Bijnens (ICREA, DTIC - UPF)

Mathieu de Craene (Philips France)

Jérôme Noailly (DTIC - UPF)

Barcelona MedTech, DTIC, UPF: UPF is ranked as the most productive university in Spain in research outcome and attraction of funds (THE2013) and 12th worldwide among young universities (THE2014, 100 under 50). DTIC-UPF community (> 50 nationalities) conducts research in a broad range of fields created around the convergence of ICT with computing science, networks, biomedical and cognitive sciences. The active participation in international programs (including 16 prestigious ERC grants) and the implementation of advanced training (such the Master in Computational Biomedical Engineering) creates a unique environment for the development of talented researchers.

CardioFunxion funded under the H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks (Industrial Doctorate) provides a platform for industrial-clinical-academic collaboration and will be an example of future partnerships in more efficient and auditable clinical image interpretation tools.


The Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research, in short VPH Institute, is an international non-profit organisation incorporated in Belgium, whose mission is to ensure that the Virtual Physiological Human is fully realised, universally adopted, and effectively used both in research and clinic.


We also acknowledge the official endorsement by the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), including financial support from the Spanish National Chapter of the ESB (editions 2016 and 2017) through the Spanish Network of Excellence in Biomechanics Research, the contribution of Simula Research Laboratory to a Poster Contest award in 2016 and 2017 editions and the collaboration of CompBioMed Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine in 2018 (talks and hands-on).

Fundación QUAES supports the advancement and translation of research results to the clinical practice, for the benefit of patients. The Chair UPF-QUAES: Computational Technologies for health promotes joint training, research and knowledge transfer activities between UPF and the Foundation. The Chair funds the hands on award in 2017 and 2018.

The Spanish Network of Research in Cardiac Computational Modeling (VHeartSN) promotes the collaboration between different Spanish research groups with the general objective of facilitating and accelerating the development, implementation and application of computational models in biomedical research.