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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 8 September 2020, from 17:30-19:00, we will organize the PIHC Matchmaking event. This year we will date online, giving researchers and clinicians the opportunity to find a partner to turn their idea into a PIHC2020 proposal. 
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 2020, but also in long-lasting collaborations, additional funding and clinical impact.

Preliminary program


Virtual room open


Welcome & Introduction by the host
PIHC call 2020 by Jojanneke Schuiling-Jukes


Pioneers Partner Talks
by MST, ZGT, Deventer Hospital, Saxion and University of Twente


Reggeborgh presentation


Matchmaking sessions
18.00-18.10 3 parallel pitches hosted by MST
Pitch 1: Kamiel Kuijpers - Pressure and shear forces measurements in the partial amputated diabetic foot
Pitch 2: Maaike Koenrades - 3D Point of Care with Medisch Spectrum Twente
Pitch 3: Feddo van der Beek - 3D printed bone: reconstruction of ear canal

18.10-18.20 3 parallel pitches hosted by ZGT
Pitch 1: Elske Engel-Dettmers - Clustering data to improve infection treatment
Pitch 2: Ellis Folbert - A nurses challenge: accurate fluidbalance management in frail elderly with a hip fracture
Pitch 3: Gerard Linssen - Technological solutions for intelligent decision making in Cardio-Oncology

18.20-18.30 3 parallel pitches hosted by Deventer Hospital
Pitch 1: Rob van Doremalen – Virtual reality in the clinic
Pitch 2: Frank ter Borg - Artificial intelligence and recognition of bowel wall layers with endoscopic ultrasound
Pitch 3:  

18.30-18.40 3 parallel pitches hosted by Saxion
Pitch 1: Madeleen Uitdehaag - Social touch in the one and a half meter society
Pitch 2: Martin Bennink – Sensing for diabetes
Pitch 3:  

18.40-18.50 3 parallel pitches hosted by University of Twente   
Pitch 1: Pep Canyelles Pericas - Ultrasonic therapeutic film: Wound-healing wearable technology
Pitch 2: Guillaume Durandau - Real-time insight into patient's neuromusculoskeletal system and assistance via robotic exoskeleton
Pitch 3: Monique Tabak


End of the programme (till 19.00)

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

  • 8 September 2020
  • 17.30 - 19.00
  • This is an online event.
    One week before the event you will receive information about the online tool, pitch planning and digital face book.
  • Language: English

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.
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