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the event

Come join researchers, entrepreneurs and physicians and get inspired by an international panel of keynote speakers in research, education and/or innovation! Get to know the TechMed Centre, its research domains, facilities and the innovative network that supports us to make an impact in healthcare through personalized technology.

This event will stimulate your senses. You will be able to meet our experts in clinical and technological research areas, education and innovation and get involved in discussions on how we can improve the innovations and processes that drive patient care throughout the world. More information about the event. 


Come and discuss with us how to best improve healthcare by personalized technology.Remke Burie, Managing director TechMed Centre

the program

Get surprised by the activities and interactive discussions that we have developed. We believe that this program will inspire and impact the technical medical society. There are inspiring presentations and lectures that give you new insights into the technical medical world of today and the future. What challenges are awaiting us? And how can we respond to these? During the event, where researchers, entrepreneurs, students, clinicians and other stakeholders in healthcare come together, we can take huge steps in these processes. The TechMed Event is taking place for the first time on the 6th of June, 2019Check out the full program.


09.30 - 10.50: Plenary program part I

Keynote & Interactive discussion VWS (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport)

Before the interactive session with statements will start, Drs. Bas van den Dungen (director-general Curative Care at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport) will present the vision and policy on Medical technology. After that, it is up to the audience to participate actively in the discussion. More information about the keynote.

11.25 - 12.35: Plenary program part II

Keynote Dr. Peter N. Burns, Professor of Medical Biophysics and Radiology & Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

All the way from Toronto we have invited the professor of Medical Biophysics and Radiology: Peter N. Burns. He will talk to you about "Myth and Reality of Translation: A Bubble’s story" in his 30-minute presentation. More information about the keynote.

16.00 - 17.00: Plenary program part III

Interactive discussion: The role of citizens in innovation in health and wellbeing 

We will end the program with a session focusing on citizen science. We asked various stakeholders in the Life Sciences and Health domain to share their views how citizens should be involved in technological medical innovations.. Should citizens have an active and prominent role in the development of these innovations? Or not, or is there a middle ground possible? In this interactive session we invite the audience to engage in the debate on this current issue.

parallel sessions (14.00 - 16.00)

For two hours you can participate in one of three interactive sessions (Personalized eHealth Technology, Health Tech Implementation, Healthcare Robotics), preferably indicate your preference when registering. During each session, the program manager will introduce the topic, there will be presentations by TechMed researchers and you can provide a pitch yourself related to the topic. 

The call for pitches is open now (deadline May 16th). Read more about the parallel sessions and submit your abstract here

Session 1: Personalized eHealth technology

Use advances in technology to create innovative personalised eHealth services that contribute to a sustainable, efficient and effective healthcare, especially for citizens with chronic conditions. More information about the research program.

Programme Manager
dr. M. Cabrita (Miriam)
Programme Manager 'Personalized eHealth Technology'
Session 2: Health Tech Implementation

What is needed to bring health technology successfully to the market? Why is implementation so difficult? Together with healthcare professionals, patients, business and science, we as TechMed Centre want to improve the translation, adoption, safe and effective use of health technology. Come join us and discuss with us how TechMed can make the difference. 

Programme Manager
W. Kenter MSc (Wander)
Program Coordinator Health Technology Implementation
Session 3: Healthcare Robotics

Linking business, government and users in surgical robotics, wearable robotics & rehabilitation and social robotics, to create poeple-centered robotics. More information about the research program.

Programme Manager
drs. I. Bante (Iddo)
Business director


  • Healthcare entrepreneurs
  • Researchers University of Twente and other universities
  • Clinicians and clinical stakeholders (physicians, reseachers, etc)
  • Government 
  • Students
  • Alumnus UT
  • Investors 


  • 6th of June, 2019
  • 09.00 - 18.00 (program starts at 9.30, ends at 17.00)
  • Free entrance (including drinks and lunch)
  • Language: English 
  • Vliegveld Twenthe, Hangar 10, Vliegveldweg 345, Enschede; Route


Please note that registration for this event is not obligation-free. The number of participants for this event is limited: 300 persons max, and your registration may result in other attendees missing out if the maximum capacity is reached. We will count on your participation for reserving a seat during the parallel session as wel as the catering (lunch and drinks). If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know. Simply e-mail  

organisation by techmed centre

This event is organised by the TechMed Centre (Institute of University of Twente). The Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent Research, Innovation and Educational programs. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. In our mission to impact society, we stimulate entrepreneurship and enable (new) companies to grow within our regional Novel-T ecosystem, and collaborate with industry, hospitals, governments and insurance agencies on the development of new solutions for healthcare. More information about The TechMed Centre.