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How to survive the MedTech implementation adventure? From idea to medical device.

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How to survive the MedTech implementation adventure?

It starts with a good idea, and hopefully will one day reach the healthcare market. Before that happens, many obstacles need to be overcome. How can you, as a health professional, scientist or entrepreneur, ensure that your product survives the MedTech implementation adventure?

Preceding the inaugural lecture of prof. dr. ir. Ruud Verdaasdonk (chair 'Health Technology Implementation') the TechMed Centre organises a symposium on this subject: "how to survive the MedTech implementation adventure: from idea to medical device". The TechMed Centre cordially invites you to join this interactive meeting, where we will share knowledge and experience. Experts from healthcare, university, industry and government share their vision in an open discussion.

program details

10.00 - 10.30

Registration & coffee

10.30 - 10.40

Welcome & introduction by Ruud Verdaasdonk & Wander Kenter MSc.

10.40 - 11.30

1. Clinical need initiate product, Luuk Evers - Pontus Medical

2. Technology push initiate product, Semme Molenaar en Roy Kolkman, Novel-T

3. Interactive discussion.

11.30 - 12.20

1. Government, regulations, policy and law, Speaker announced soon

2. Education, Heleen Miedema - Universiteit Twente

3. Interactive discussion.

12.20 - 13.30

Lunch break & Guided tour Simulation Centre TechMed Centre

13.30 - 14.20

1. Clinical validation and training, Esther Spanjer - Demcon

2. Simulation and Living lab, Sebastiaan Waanders - Universiteit Twente 

3. Interactive discussion. 

14.20 -15.10

1. Business, Erik Jan de Jong - AllRound technology

2. Acceptation, implementation, Lisette van Gemert en Erik Koffijberg - Universiteit Twente

3. Interactive discussion.


End of the symposium.


Reception inaugural Ruud Verdaasdonk.


Inaugural Ruud Verdaasdonk.

FOr who

  • Scientists
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Technical physicians
  • Clinical physicians
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Government workers
  • Health insurance experts
  • And other interested parties

where & when

  • 10 October 2019
  • 10.00 - 15.30 (start program at 10.30)
  • Free entrance (including lunch and drinks)
  • Language: Dutch
  • Location: University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede; route. The exact location will follow soon. 


We welcome a maximum number of 200 participants. Participation is free of charge. We will count on your participation for creating working groups and catering. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know. Simply e-mail


This event will be organized by the chair of Ruud Verdaasdonk "Health Tech Implementation"  supported by The TechMed Centre, University of Twente.