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Technological science is the catalyst for innovation in healthcare. MIRA combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice. This unique scientific path stimulates a successful application of fundamental concepts and enables healthcare to rapidly introduce new treatments. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its leading position in Europe.


18 Dec 2014 - UT successful in European ICT projects Six University of Twente proposals, totalling  over 2.5 million euros, have been approved in the latest round of Horizon 2020 research projects of the European Commission, in the field of ICT. For this, the University of Twente is collaborating with research institutes, government bodies and businesses throughout Europe. 17 Dec 2014 - UT, MST and ZGT establish 'Pioneers in Health Care Innovation Fund' Medisch Spectrum Twente, ZGT (Ziekenhuisgroep Twente) and the University of Twente launch a joint innovation fund: the 'Pioneers in Health Care Innovation Fund'. The aim of the fund is to encourage collaboration between medical specialists from MST and ZGT and researchers from the UT MIRA research institute. The collaboration should lead to new insights and technology that improves patient care. For the first year, the three parties jointly propose an amount of 400,000 euros to be spent on eight innovative projects at the interface of medicine and technology. 17 Dec 2014 - Nanoporous materials for blood purification Nano structured polymers are high tech materials with many promising applications. Within a new EU Marie-Skłodowska-Curie programme, scientists of UT’s MIRA Institute will cooperate with partners in industry and science across Europe, to speed up the development of these materials. The UT research will focus on developing nanoporous materials for blood treatment. 17 Dec 2014 - 14 December 2014 - Prime minister walks in rehabilitation robot LOPESII During an unofficial visit to Roessingh rehabilitation center  Mark Rutte took the opportunity to walk in the rehabilitation robot LOPESII. This robot has been developed by the department of biomechanical engineering, the companies Moog & Demcon and in close collaboration with the Roessingh. The prime minister really enjoyed walking in the device. Mark Rutte also tested and experienced other technological innovatie products and stated that he liked to see that innovations led to actual products that were used in the clinic.  11 Dec 2014 - MIRA Vouchers In the summer of 2014, MIRA offered vouchers to support excellent staff members to further increase their research performance. Tenure trackers, and assistant, associate and full professors submitted 21 proposals. A committee consisting of the 3 research theme leaders has evaluated all proposals for the MIRA vouchers, and the MIRA management team made the final decision.