What is Junior Orsi?


In the 21st century, the age of globalisation 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 medical students from KU Leuven and UGent. 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 innovative projects. In this way it’s possible to trigger students to improve medical care in the future. We create 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.

For more information about Junior Orsi, feel free to e-mail your questions to junior.orsi@orsi.be.


Want to be involved? 

There are two types of membership. 

1. An associate

There is no selection. You can attend 90% of the events (congress, kick-off, hackathon etc). The communication will go by email. You only need to send an email with your name, area of study and year and the confirmation that you would like to become an associate.

2. A member

Active concrete cooperation is expected. You will be part of a workgroup and become an important factor in the structure of Junior Orsi. The places are limited so CV and motivation letter will be required. Some events will be strictly organized for members or priority will be offered to those few.

The application procedure consists of two rounds.

First round. We would like to know why you are interested in medical innovation and why you would be a valuable addition to Junior Orsi. Send us your CV and motivational letter.

Language: English (Deadline: 28th of October 2018)

Second Round. Poster competition. This is a presentation about a new medical device/software/... that you consider as valuable innovation. More information will follow once you've received the confirmation that you've passed the first round.

Language: English (Deadline: 10th of November 2018)


Send all required information to junior.orsi@orsi.be. 

Looking forward welcoming you to the team!

Upcoming Events

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Healthcare Hackathon

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 Hackaton! During the weekend of 30 - 31 March 2019, Junior Orsi organizes a Healthcare Hackathon to encourage motivated students to innovate and to venture into undertaking.

Last year, we already announced the topic in the event description. This 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 an 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. Last year’s winning team got to visit Medtronic in Switzerland. In addition, they could further develop their ideas under the guidance of BlueHealth Innovation Center.

Registration is completely free and can be done from Friday 8/3/2019.

To registrate, send an email with the names of your group to junior.orsi@orsi.be.

Better be fast, because places are limited. We allow up to 12 teams. First come, first serve.

Follow the Facebook event to receive weekly updates about the hackathon. Any questions? Send an email to junior.orsi@orsi.be


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