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CMI-NEN Matchmaking Symposium



On April 22, 20222 we cordially invite you to participate in the inspiring CMI-NEN Matchmaking Symposium. This day will be entirely devoted to innovative imaging and diagnostics. In addition to the many informative lectures by top speakers from the CMI-NEN consortium, there are various matchmaking opportunities with the interdisciplinary Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands (CMI-NEN). The symposium brings together clinical partners, business associates and researchers. By putting cooperation ahead of competition against each other, greater achievements become possible than without this content-driven joining of forces. We believe that collaboration and community building are central to this event to ultimately create an impact on healthcare through technology.

Our mission is to stimulate the development of minimally invasive medical imaging and diagnostic solutions.


  • April 22, 2021
  • Time: 10 am - 4 pm (Doors open at 9.15 am; open forum discussion until 5.30 pm)
  • Language: English
  • Live location: UMCG, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen - Blauwe Zaal 
  • Digital location: a few days before the symposium you will receive the link to the livestream

Update dec 23, 2021: At the moment we assume that the event can take place physically for max 100 participants. If there are changes in the Dutch government's COVID-19 policy, there is a chance that this event will take place in a different way. We will then inform you about this as soon as possible.


  • 09.15 - 10.00: Walk in: Registration / Badges / Coffee
  • 10.00 - 12.00: Morning programme

    Opening CMI-NEN Symposium

    Prof. Erik Boddeke | Vice-dean, UMCG

    Introduction CMI-NEN 

    Prof. Stefano Stramigioli | Chairmen, CMI-NEN
    Prof. Riemer Slart | Chairmen, CMI-NEN

    Informative talk 

    Dr. Maianne Biegstraten / Dr. Maarten de Ruijter | IMDO/CoRes The Hague

    EU Grant experiences

    Prof. Bert Windhorst | Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam UMC

    Biomaterials for imaging and therapeutic applications - HTRIC and beyond

    Prof. Hélder Santos | Head of Department in Biomedical Engineering, RuG

    Improving healthcare by personalized technology

    Prof. Nico Verdonschot | Scientific director Technical medical Centre - University of Twente

    Total body PET/CT

    Prof. Harry Tsoumpas | MIC, UMCG

    AI in medical imaging

    Dr. Jelmer Wolterink | University of Twente

  • 12.00 - 13.00: Siemens Healthineers lunchbreak
  • 13.00 - 14.00: Tour on location

    Choose one of the 3 options:

    1. Dep. Surgery, UMCG: organisation Prof. Jean-Paul de Vries
    2. MIC, UMCG: organisation Dr. Gert Luurtsema
    3. video/live at Univerisity of Twente: Prof. Stefano Stramigioli
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Afternoon programme
    • Mixed pitches of the 4 domains: 12 pitches
    • Pitches seed-money presentations: 8 pitches
      • 4 winners
      • Prizes awarding by the 3 representatives together: UMCG/RUG, University of Twente, Siemens Healthineers
  • 16.00 - 17.30: Open discussion forum, including drinks & snacks


Live and Digital access for:

This symposium is relevant for departments/working groups of the University of Twente (TechMed community), UMCG/RUG, Siemens Healtineers experts wo are connected to the research domains: Imaging, Intervention, Data Science and HTA. 

We have a limit of 100 live attendees, so register now to ensure your seat. 

Digital access for:

Daarnaast zijn ook externe stakeholders, such as clinicians, engineers, senior and junior scientists, patient representatives and other interested stakeholders i.e. from industry and society welkom om aan het event digitaal deel te nemen. Vanzelfsprekend hebben zij affiniteit in imaging en diagnostics. 

There is no limit on digital attendees


Register now for this inspiring symposium
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To participate in this symposium you need to register yourself. You can do this via this link. After registration, you will receive an email a few days prior to the event with practical information (and for digital attendees a link to the livestream). Although this is a free event, please note that registration for this event is not obligation-free. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know by sending an email to cmi-nen@utwente.nl.


CMI-NEN 2.0, a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) established by RUG/UMCG, University of Twente and Siemens Healthineers Netherlands, aims to promote the above developments: develop and validate new techniques, and investigate their effectiveness in improving clinical care supported by AI and HTA.