In view of an ageing population, health spendings will rise as OECD's researchers claim, increasing from 9 to 12.5% of the GDP between in OCDE's countries.
A number of companies which belong to groups in Alsace ( 100 companies, 5000 jobs). Numerous multinational are also established in the valley of the Upper Rhine.
In this context,exceptionally rich, Strasbourg hosts a global competitiveness pole. Alsace Biovalley
A word from Jacques MARESCAUX IRCAD's President http://www.ircad.fr/.
“This new diplmoa ICTs-Health proposed by [Télécom Physique Strasbourg] fits to one of the strategic axes fixed by the Urban Community of Strasbour and the Alsace Region.
The recruitment of students from the TELECOM INT tests will allow the education of high level, real leaders in biomedical. They will work for the transfert of technologies and the creation of startups. ThE school will be the most attractive in France in a field which as been neglected for a long time. Based on what is done at IRCAD, engineers' immersion in the biomedical field, the fact that they can work and exchange with surgeons, doctors and radiologists every day, will provide a real added value.”
A word from Christian POPULUS, Siemens-Healthcare France Director.
“Above all, I can only support your approach because, from manufacturers point of view, we have contributed to an explosion of technologies in medical imaging, which also leads to an evolution of medical practices. And the counterpoint of technical improvements is that the foundations of engineers education must take into account those improvements.
Pharmaceutical industres http://www.leem.org/medicament/accueil.htm
Scientific progress and technologies in health field have been bringing out new needs with cutting-edge and very specific skills, which requires a permanent and very fast evolution of education offer (gene therapy, biochips, nanotechnology, information and communication technologies , « supply chain », « data management »).