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Medical Devices Meetings Twente International machmaking event for the medical device industry

The meeting

Medical Devices Meetings Twente East-Netherlands is a specialty forum with an exclusive focus on the medical devices supply chain. MDM Twente East- Netherlands will bring together engineering, fabrication, supply chain teams, contract manufacturers and service providers through pre-arranged meetings.

MDM Twente East-Netherlands is not another exhibition. It offers a unique platform to identify all the participants prior to the event, request meetings with relevant contacts and meet them face-to-face during the forum.


12.30 - 13.00: Doors open, Registration & Coffee

We welcome you for to this afternoon of sharing knowledge, sharing experiences and networking with fellow medtech companies and entrepreneurs at the campus of the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands).

Exact location will follow. 

13.00 - 14.30: Plenary program - part 1
Remke Burie ir.
Managing director TechMed Centre

Welcome at the University of Twente - TechMed Centre

Freerk Faber
Director WTC Twente

Introduction of the MedTech Cluster Twente by Freerk Faber, Director of WTC Twente.

Maarten Akkerman
VP Medical Affairs & Value-Based Healthcare EMEA

Keynote: Implementation of Value Based Healthcare, diabeter case example

Announced soon

Keynote: Innovation Through Collaboration

14.30 - 15.30: Break & Startup SLAMS

Are you a medtech startup looking for international connections? Join the startup-slams, pitch your innovations to a jury of business developers, investors and international matchmaker, and maybe you will win the prize of €1000,- sponsored by WTC Twente! 

All medtech startups can apply, startups in the fields of medical robotics, medical imaging, ab-on-a-chip/microfluidics and digital health will be awarded extra points by the reviewing committee. 

Admission fee to the conference will be waived for all accepted pitching startups. 

15.30 - 17.00: Parallel Interactive Sessions - part 1

Line-up track 1:

Prevention: how to organize sustainable regional initiatives?
Chair of Vitaal Twente

There is a huge gap between the research & development and actual implementation of ICT supported health services in daily care practice which is due to various topics like unawareness, insufficient knowledge, lack of time, difficult to choose, organizational issues, financing etc. These issues can only be solved by a multistakeholder regional approach.

Accelerating innovation through collaboration
Koen Smits
Sr. Account Manager at Sioux Embedded Systems B.V.


AI and personal data protection
Ivo Everts Dr.

3D printing & MDR
Founder & Managing director Covartim

MDR & Certification Pathways
Lisette van Steinvoren
Sr Project Manager MedTech

17.00 - 17.15: Short break

After a short break with some refreshments, we continue the program.

17.15 - 18.30 Interactive Parallel sessions - part 2

Please choose from two interactive sessions provided by Siemens Healthineers and DEMCON:

AI & medical imaging
Bob Hamans Dr
Enterprise Services & Solutions Manager at Siemens Healthineers

Clinical validation of your medical innovation
Esther Spanjer-ter Braack Dr.
Clinical research specialist at DEMCON

Keynote: To be announced soon!
18.15 - 18.30: Best pitch award & wrap up
18.30 walking dinner at the TechMed Centre

Hosted by the TechMed Centre from the University of Twente.

Kindly sponsored by the Province of Overijssel.


DETAILED PROGRAM DAY 2 - Business to business meeting

Come join the B2B sessions and experience a highly efficient day of meeting fellow medtech companies/entrepreneurs of your choosing. Sign up as contractor (you wish to meet suppliers and industrial partners) or supplier (you wish to sell your expertise, products or services ), check the participants list and invite who you want to meet beforehand, we arrange the meeting locations and an efficient scheduling. We expect: 

  • 150 companies
  • 2500 btob meetings
  • 10 countries represented


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This event will be mainly organized by our partner World Trade Center - Hengelo. The role of the TechMed Centre is to co-determine the content such as the speakers and subjects.