What is Junior Orsi?


In the 21st century, the age of globalization and innovation, it’s important to widen your view. We live in a time where everything becomes more technological and medicine is no exception to this. To keep up with all these advancements and innovations, Orsi Academy has launched a new project: Junior Orsi.

The Junior Orsi board consists of enthusiastic engineering and medical students from KU Leuven, UGent and UAntwerp. The goal of Junior Orsi is to introduce (bio-)medical-, veterinary- and engineering-students to the innovative and surprising side of the healthcare sector.

We try to do this by forming a network in which experienced doctors, engineers and developers meet each other to discuss ground-breaking projects. This to trigger students to be motivated to improve medical care now and in the future. We’ve created a think-tank composed of young, open minds to bring medicine and technology together through robotic surgery courses, readings, company visits, presentations and brainstorm sessions,...


Want to be involved? 

As of this year the structure of Junior Orsi has completely changed. As of this year we are completely inclusive to all. Any student with a keen interest in innovation is welcome to join all our events and actively partake in workshops.

We wish to provide a platform to all those who have a passion for innovation. This implies students from different fields of study. To best deal with the different backgrounds we have developed different tracks. Register as member and join a Track! Once you complete your track you will receive a certificate. You may join more than one track. Furthermore, members will also receive priority registration links 24 hours before the public link. Only events of the innovative Track will be open to non-members.

If you wish to enroll as a member of Junior Orsi, please register on the following link.

The yearly subscription fee is 10 Euros.
For more info mail to junior.orsi@orsi.be.

Junior Orsi Innovation Track

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Junior Orsi Medical Track

Junior Orsi Medical Track
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Junior Orsi Engineering Track

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Junior Orsi Engineering Track

Upcoming Events

Kick-Off 2019 – 05/10

It is almost that time of the year again: on the 5th of October we are organizing the third Junior Orsi kick-off event!
It is our big opening event to kick off a new year full of novelties and activities.
During the kick-off we give more information about what Junior Orsi does and which events we are hosting this year. You can expect some guest speakers who will be revealed later. There will also be a range of workshops that you can attend.

Do not forget to register on
We are looking forward to it and we hope to welcome you then!

Kick-Off 2019 – 05/10
Junior ORSI Career Day – 26/10

Junior ORSI Career Day – 26/10

The Career Day is a shift from the classic job fair. Here our focus lies on companies within the medical/biomedical field. Our aim is that students with a medical/biomedical/engineering background can explore the options that lie ahead. This because many students from this field don’t know what the options the future holds, since a specific job fair for students of this profile does not exist.

The magnitude of the importance of such an event cannot be stressed enough because we believe an informed decision is vital for ones future. The career day is the perfect way to gain information and broaden your horizon within your field. Not only this, it presents a unique opportunity to talk to some of the biggest companies in the world.

We hope that this event and the companies can provide you with some insight into your own future and help you achieve your dreams after your degree.

Not only will you be able to talk to companies, there will also be possibilities to expand your knowledge and soft skills. There will be a couple of workshops on several subjects in the interest field of freshly graduated students.

If you are interested to take a sneak peak of what your future might look like or if you want to take the initiative to pave the way of your future.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3083337715070699/
Registration link: https://forms.gle/XoKdJC4AoeNnAoCi9

Congress – 22/02

Congress is our big opening event of the second semester. We are organizing a day with lectures given by entrepreneurial and innovative speakers, with different workshops and activities. With this event we hope that our members feel inspired by all the possibilities in the world of medicine. Furthermore, we invite our members to send scientific posters regarding innovative topics as the main event of the evening.

Congress – 22/02
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Healthcare Hackathon – 22/03

Are you bored with just learning what you are told? Do you often get an idea, but don’t know what to do with it? Are you up to date with the latest technologies? Then fire up your neurons and get ready for… 24 hours of pure nocturnal fun.

Cultivate your ideas (and your connections) during our yearly Healthcare Hackathon! In March, Junior Orsi organizes a Healthcare Hackathon to encourage motivated students to innovate and to venture into undertaking.

Just as last year, the topic will be held secret until the start of the event. The topic will be related to healthcare, but we strongly advise to create a multidisciplinary team. Choose a strategic combination of students of medicine, engineering and biomedical sciences, computer scientists, and so on. Bundle your forces and work across disciplines to get the best results.

We’ll provide all the framework (details to be announced), only your enthusiasm is still missing! The idea is to work out a concept with a team of five people within 24 hours. In these 24 hours, we’ll welcome guest speakers, who approach general entrepreneurship, give some advice and who will approach the theme from different points of view.

Your final result must be a technological solution that has future prospects in the health sector. The winning team is chosen on basis of the most promising presentation (in English) and will win a reward.


Junior Orsi also organizes different kind workshops.

Do you see yourself as the next robot surgeon? Why not start now and get a hang of robotic surgery at one of your workshops? Or Are you more into the development of or the engineering behind new healthcare facilities?
Keep track of our Facebook page, because there are some interesting workshops to be announced this year.   

And many more events yet to be disclosed.

The Junior Orsi board hopes to meet you soon.

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Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuniorOrsiAcademy/.
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More info: junior.orsi@orsi.be


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