Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) at the University of Minnesota is an interdisciplinary research organization committed to improving and streamlining healthcare by strengthening collaboration between the disciplines of engineering and medicine.


Now more than ever, we need innovative and transformative approaches to healthcare. Medical costs and the world’s older population continue to grow dramatically, compelling us to find new ways to deliver high-quality, safe, and cost-effective care.

IEM seeks to generate advanced technology and programs that improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention through four “pillars”:

  • Strategic Research Initiatives builds teams of medical scientists and engineers to tackle “bottlenecks” in healthcare, especially through its Center Accelerator program.
  • Professional Education and Outreach connects  clinicians with engineers from the University and industry to make medical innovations a reality. This pillar also hosts on-site and online graduate-level courses for healthcare professionals in academia and industry.
  • Inspire expands and diversifies the next generation of biomedical engineers through events and resources for K-12 STEM students and research internships and mentorship for undergraduates.
  • Innovation coordinates the use of the Bakken Medical Devices Center and other University resources to drive healthcare innovation and commercialization.


Advancing healthcare through research partnerships between faculty in the health sciences, faculty in the College of Science and Engineering, and the biomedical industry.


Phone: (612) 626-5493

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street S.E.
725 Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 94
Minneapolis, MN 55455