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Pioneers In HealthCare: Matchmaking event

Pioneers in HealthCare: Matchmaking event

Within the Pioneers in Health Care (PIHC) Innovation Fund, the University of Twente, Saxion, Medisch Spectrum Twente, ZiekenhuisGroep Twente and Deventer Hospital have a mutual goal: faster introduction of innovative technology in clinical practice. The Pioneers in Healthcare Innovation Fund pioneers both by developing new technology for clinical problems, and by exploring the possibilities to use existing technology for new medical applications.

On Tuesday 10 September 2019, from 17:00-20:30, we will organize the PIHC Matchmaking event at the Technical Medical Centre at the University of Twente, During this event we provide an excellent opportunity to start new collaborations or strengthen your current connections. This event might not only result in inspirational new project proposals for the PIHC call 2019, but also in long-lasting collaborations, additional funding and clinical impact.

detailed overview


Registration with drinks and snacks




PIHC call 2019 by Jojanneke Schuiling-Jukes


TOPFIT Citizenlab: Citizen Science in Twente by Renske van Wijk en Monique Tabak


Pioneers in Healthcare partners present their mission in 5 min & 2 pitches of 2 min


MST Presentation by Job van der Palen

Pitch 1 by Mieke van den Heuvel

Pitch 2 by Bryan Wermelink


Saxion Presentation by Jan Jukema

Pitch 1 by Martin Bennink

Pitch 2 by Madeleen Uitdehaag 


ZGT Presentation by Miriam Vollenbroek

Pitch 1 by Jeroen Veltman 

Pitch 2 by Wieke Nijmeijer


UT Presentation by Nico Verdonschot

Pitch 1 by Klaas Postema/Gert-Jan Prosman

Pitch 2 by Jeroen Rouwkema


DZ Presentation by Esther van t Riet

Pitch 1 by Marieke Zeeman

Pitch 2 by Monique Gorissen


Meeting & Eating


Results Matchmaking: Share successful matches made


Drinks & End of the program (20.30)

for whom

  • Researchers from the University of Twente and Saxion
  • Medical professionals from MST, ZGT and Deventer Hospital
  • Other parties interested in a faster introduction of innovative technology in clinical practice

where & when

  • 10 September 2019
  • 17.00 - 20.30
  • Free entrance, including drinks and dinner
  • Auditorium (room 1133) in The TechMed Centre (building 18)
    University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede
  • 100 participants max
  • Language: English


Please note that registration for this event is not obligation-free. The number of participants for this event is limited (100 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 as wel as the catering (dinner 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    

the organization

This event is organised by: Pioneers in Health Care Innovation Fund.

With the innovation fund, the University of Twente, MST, ZGT, Deventer Hospital and Saxion are promoting bottom-up collaboration between the world of new technologies and medical practice with a view to facilitating the introduction of innovative technology in the clinic. 
Technical solutions to overcome limitations in the current health care, or new medical applications of existing technology, that’s what’s Pioneers in Healthcare is all about. 

More information about the PIHC Fund, submission of proposals and awarded projects