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Cancelled: Health Valley Event - Twente tour Technologies for personalized health

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Health Valley Event 2020

HVE 2020 offers an inspirational programme. We invite all professionals in healthcare, health innovation, education and science, entrepreneurs and government officials to share their knowledge and experience. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other visitors and to expand your network. HVE is the platform to shape the future of healthcare! HealthValleyEvent Programme

The TechMed Centre supports this international event with a tour to the Twente Region (10 March, more info below), a plenary keynote from Prof. Massimo Sartori, knowledge sessions chaired by Prof. Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, Ir. Remke Burie, and several speakers throughout the conference program. We look forward to (re)connect with you at the Twente Square on the exhibition floor on 11 and 12 March.

the twente tour - 10 march

In the Twente Region, companies, regional healthcare institutions, insurers, patients and citizens work together to shape the future of health and wellbeing. At the heart of the MedTech Cluster in Twente is the all-new TechMed Centre on the campus of the University of Twente. Opened in November by King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, the TechMed Centre’s mission is to improve healthcare by bringing together education, research and new business. 

In the Regio Tour Twente, we demonstrate examples of personalized medicine where each patient’s unique characteristics lead to a targeted treatment approach specific to the individual person. You can see and experience new sensing systems that collect data on body movements, revolutionized robotic imaging and treatment tools, and 3D printed models for personalized surgical preparation.

The tour starts in the TechMed Centre, where you will be introduced to Twente’s thriving MedTech cluster. After that, you can choose one of two parallel tracks on smart technologies at home, including a visit to the eHealth House, BMS lab, Roessingh Research and Development Centre and TZA, or personalized medicine in oncology, with a tour through the TechMed Imaging lab and the joint 3D printing initiative from Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital and Saxion.


13.30 - 14.00


Welcome & Coffee


14.00 - 14.10


Introduction MedTech Twente 
by Freerk Faber - WTC Twente


14.10 - 14.20


Welcome at the TechMed Centre & Programme planning
by Remke Burie - Managing director at the TechMed Centre 




Separating the two parallel tracks:
Track 1: Smart technologies at home
Track 2: Personalized medicine in oncology


14.20 - 15.15

Track 1

Visiting the e-health house and the BMS lab at the University of Twente
by Hermie Hermens (eHealth House), Jorien van Loon (PeHT program) and Jan-Willem van 't Klooster (BMS lab -mobile-)

e-health house

14.20 - 15.15

Track 2

Visiting the Techmed Imaging lab, with demos and presentations
by Francoise Siepel and Vincent Groenhuis (RAM/Machnet Medical Robotics), Stephan Neevel (Demcon Advanced Mechatronics) and Annemieke Witteveen (PeHT programme)

Imaging lab

15.15 - 15.40

Track 1-2

Bus travel to external locations 


15.30 - 16.30

Track 1

Exploring Roessingh Research & Development & Technologie & Zorg academie (TZA), with guided tours, demo's and presentations
by Monique Tabak (PeHT), Rob Nijhuis (TZA) and Ina Flierman (Roessingh)


15.45 - 16.45

Track 2

Exploring the 3D printing lab Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) & Saxion Hogeschool, with a guided lab tour at the MST hospital 
by Wouter Weijermars (Saxion University of Applied Sciences)



Track 1-2

Bus pick up and drive back to the Health Valley Event in Nijmegen


More information about the Regional Tours
Register now and ensure your ticket to Twente


This Twente Tour is organized by the Technical Medical Centre, the TechMed Centre is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent Research, Innovation and Educational programmes. 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. We collaborate with industry, hospitals, governments and insurance agencies on the development of new solutions for healthcare.

The Health Valley Event is organised by HealthValley, visit the event website here: