Medical Technology for Sustainable Development


This is a website to promote sustainable development by means of medical technology.

This initiative is fostered and coordinated by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), by means of the Medical and Audiovisual Technology Group (GTMA) and of the Medical Technologies Chair (CTM), both at the University Research Institute for Biomedical and Health Research (IUIBS), and of the Service for Advanced Technologies for the Smart Specialization of the Canary Islands (Service RIS3), at the Science and Technology ULPGC Park Foundation (FPCT-ULPGC). It  counts with the collaboration of national and international entities, both from the public and private sectors.

Our MedTec4SusDev Wiki provides constantly updated content.

Photo credits:

  • Three young female doctors and baby, obtained in the framework of the cooperation project UNIZAMBEZE, in Mozambique, led Prof. Luis López (ULPGC) and kindly provided by him and by his collaborator, Prof.  Gloria González Azpeitia (ULPGC). All rigts reserved.
  • Children playing in the shore with the water
    Public domain – without acknowledgment (pixabay) – 2 february 2017 21:55

MACbioIDi Project

The MACbioIdi Project is co-funded by the European Union program INTERREG MAC, by means of the European Regional Development Fund – ERDF (85%). It has an ERDF grant of 2M€ for the period January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019. It is coordinated by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the framework of its Medical Technology for Sustainable Development (MedTec4SusDev) initiative.

The MACbioIDi Project has 31 partners in the Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Senegal mainland Spain and the USA. Its goal is to develop medical technology and educational programs, which are usable in the participant territories, paying attention to social and business transfer. The collaboration is carried out on  3D Slicer, an the open source software platform  in continuous evolution. Over the last 20 years, 3D Slicer has been developed  by an international community led by the Surgical Planning Lab, at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston (USA),  a MACbioIDi Project associate parter

The MACbioIDi Project Wiki has detailed technical information, and it is frequently updated.

The following five partners have been granted ERDF funds:


We are an international, informal and multidisciplinary team committed to the advance of science, technology and sustainable development, in the benefit of Humankind, by means of research, education and international collaboration and cooperation in the area of medical technology.

Among others, the following research groups are involved in this collaboration:

  • Departamento de Innovación, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias


3DSlicer training at the University of Nouakchott (Mauritania)

Our colleague Marilola Afonso @equipomacbioidi #ulpgc #ull #medtec4susdev has been this week in Mauritania to carry out the training of the 3DSlicer tool to physicians and faculty of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Nouakchott, as well as To professors and students of the Faculty of Informatics. A full week of training where …

Private: Contact


This is a contact form of a general purpose, not intended to submit any formal request. We are interested in receiveing your suggestions, ideas and critical thoughts regarding our work.