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The opening of the first Technical Medical Centre in Europe


The opening of the first Technical Medical Centre in Europe with partnership talks, TechMed domain videos, network lunch and MT presentations.

the symposium

On the day the University of Twente celebrates its 58th anniversary, The Technical Medical Centre organizes an inspiring symposium for its key relations and partners: The opening of the first Technical Medical Centre in Europe. During the programme you will be informed about the Technical Medical Centre itself, its great simulation centre, its Educational and Life Long Learning programs, and of course a future glimpse on the research & development agenda. As collaboration is key for reaching our mission, several key partners will present about the successful collaborations.

After this symposium, the TechMed Centre will host the 58th Dies Natalis (Theme ‘People-first technology’) and will officially be opened. Hereafter you will have the unique opportunity to explore our new facilities, as the celebrations take place in the Technical Medical Centre. 

By strong collaboration with our multiple partners we will enlarge our joint impact on healthcare by personalized technology for the benefit of the patient and society at large.Ir. Remke Burie MBA

Programme overview

09.30 - 10.00

Registration & coffee

10.00 - 10.40

TechMed talks:

  • Welcome to The TechMed Centre & Simulation Centre
    Remke Burie - Managing director of the Technical Medical Centre
  • Life long learning & Education at The TechMed Centre
    Heleen Miedema - Director of the Education Division of the Technical Medical Centre 
  • Research & Development at The TechMed Centre
    Nico Verdonschot - Scientific director of the Technical Medical Centre

10.40 - 12.00

Partnership talks:

  • Provincie Overijssel - Eddy van Hijum
  • Radboudumc - Paul Smits
  • Pioneers in healthcare (MST, ZGT, DZ, Saxion, UT) - Sophia de Rooij
  • Dutch Society of Vascular Surgery - Patrick Vriens
  • Siemens Healthineers - Sjaak van der Pouw
  • Reuma The Netherlands - Corné Baatenburg de Jong

TechMed Research domain videos

  • Imaging & Diagnostics 
  • Biorobotics
  • Medical physiology
  • Bioengineering technology
  • Health, well-being and technology

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch & network


End of the symposium

12.45 - 13.30

Opening Dies Natalis with coffee

13.30 - 16.30

Official Dies Natalis, Opening TechMed Centre and exploring its facilities 

16.30 - 18.00

Informal reception


End of the programme

By integrating social sciences into the development of medical technology we address the societal challenges that lay ahead of Nico Verdonschot

Where & When

  • 29 November 2019
  • 09.30 - 13.00 (programme starts at 10.00)
  • Language: English
  • Location: The TechMed Centre (building 18), Room TL 2275
    University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede; Route



The Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent Research, Innovation and Educational programs. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. In our mission to impact society, we stimulate entrepreneurship and enable (new) companies to grow within our regional Novel-T ecosystem, and collaborate with industry, hospitals, governments and insurance agencies on the development of new solutions for healthcare.

More information about the Technical Medical Centre.