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DIH-HERO: The Brokerage Event

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Digital innovation hubs in healthcare robotics (dih-hero)

DIH-HERO is an independent platform which connects Digital Innovation Hubs across Europe to create a sustaining network for all those who are active in the healthcare robotics sector. The project consortium consists of 16 core partners spread across 11 pan-European countries. Our primary objective is to accelerate innovation in robotics for healthcare. To connect innovators, providers, businesses, users and politicians, DIH-HERO will establish an open online portal offering multiple services facilitating collaboration on various innovations, emphasizing the sharing of best practice and enhancing the delivery of innovation throughout the value chain.  Following the ambition to build a sustainable platform for all the stakeholders active in the healthcare ecosystem, the different digital innovation hubs within the DIH-HERO network the various partners will offer a variety of services to the actors within the healthcare robotics domains.   


Are you active in the domain of medical robotics and interested to apply for one of the open calls? Come to the DIH-HERO Brokerage event to be informed on the open calls, find your cross-border partner(s) and increase the chance of a succesfull call submission.

SMEs and slightly larger companies located in Europe can apply for funding in open calls from summer 2019 until spring 2021. Funding will be available for travelling, the development of demonstrators and technology transfer experiments. DIH-HERO offers this Brokerage program to stimulate the cross-border matchmaking between companies and with end users. The program will include presentations of keynote speakers who are experts in the main healthcare robotics domains, examples of success stories for inspiration of suitable projects for the upcoming calls, exhibition of the innovation hubs and many opoprtunitites for (pre-arranged) face-to-face meetings. We will inform about the calls, services and open infrastructures (such as living labs, testbeds etc.) that are available within the DIH-HERO community. Finally, we will provide the opportunity for a quick evaluation of your pre-proposal.  

Want to participate The Brokerage Event, but travel expenses are too expensive?
More informatation about the Travel Voucher Call
SME's who are travelling cross-border to Enschede (The Netherlands) can aplly for the Travel Voucher Call to cover the travel expenses (max. of € 2.000,- per voucher). 

For whom

  • European SME’s and slightly larger companies active in the field of healthcare / robotics.
  • Core partners and all accociate partners of DIH-HERO.  
  • Service facilitators and facilities supporting the development, evaluation and implementation of robotics in healthcare.


  • 30th & 31th of October 2019
  • The TechMed Centre, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (route)
  • Language: English 

Hotel options 

U Parkhotel

U Parkhotel

650 mtr. away, on the University of Twente Campus


Only a few rooms available.   

De veldmaat 8
7522 NM, Enschede (The Netherlands)
+31 53 433 13 66
(10 minutes walk to The TechMed Centre)

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Fletcher Hotel

fletcher hotel

1 km away, across the campus of the University of Twente


Hengelosestraat 725
7521 PA, Enschede (The Netherlands)
+31 53 850 6500
(12 minutes walk to The TechMed Centre)

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Intercity Hotel

Intercity hotel 

4 km away, in Enschede city center


Willem Wilminkplein 5
7511 PG, Enschede (The Netherlands)
+31 53 207 0000
(10 minutes by car to The TechMed Centre)  

If you want to book a room, click here.  

Van der Valk Exclusief hotel

van der valk exclusief hotel

7 km away, in Enschede


Zuiderval 140
7543 EZ, Enschede (The Netherlands)
+31 53 800 0800
(15 minutes by car to The TechMed Centre)  

If you want to book a room, click here

registration & cancelation

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 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  

the organization

The DIH-HERO project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programm under grant agreement No 825003.