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Connecting research & innovation frontrunners

The TechMed Event takes place every year in November. The conference is where the TechMed community comes together to share the latest innovations, exchange knowledge and meet and connect with other MedTech stakeholders. The congress brings together multiple innovation ecosystems in a unique way, from biomedical researchers to front runners in the MedTech industry, up to leading technical physicians and clinicians. 

This year will be the first edition of the MedTech Twente Week and takes place from 2 to 4 November 2022. The success of the existing Techmed Event has been expanded into a broad multi-day program for various target groups from the MedTech ecosystem. 

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What you can expect every year

Who will attend 

Clinical network

Technical physicians | Clinicians | Policy advisors | Patient representatives | Doctors in training

Research institutions

Scientists | PhD students & Post-docs | Innovation managers | Tech Transfer managers

MedTech Industry networks

Entrepreneurs & Executives of MedTech companies | Innovation managers | representatives of Startups, SME's and Large companies | Business developers | Innovators | Advisors | Experts

Other organisations

Investors | Policy & Decision makers private and public MedTech organisations | Healthcare insurance organisations | Citizen initiatives | Health network organizations

previous editions

  • The 2021 TechMed Event

    3 & 4 November 2021 

    The event brought together various experts to improve healthcare by means of medical technology. It started with the “Dreaming about the future” opening show around the topic Diabetes on Return including 5 stakeholders (from patient to clinician) and the essence to collaborate. Followed by an inspiring keynote talk by, engineer of the year, Prof.dr.ir. David Fernandez Rivas regarding the latest insights on needle-free injection. Afterwards visitors could personalize their own programme with information sessions and discussions such as Innovation meets Industry, Technical innovations in clinical practice, TOPFIT Citizenlab, Women’s health, International growth and Acceleration implementation.

    During lunchtime it was possible to connect and listen to 'pitch the crowd' presentations. Our keynote Prof. dr. ir. Jean-Paul de Vries then addressed the theme of technology and medicine - a necessary combination for treating your patients.

    After another round of informative sessions including vascular diseases, neurological diseases, movement disorders and oncological image-guided interventions, the Fireside Chat with Special Envoy of Techleap.nl Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau followed. It was an interesting conversation about scaling up MedTech companies. Many thanks to the great input of HollandBio, Bond3D, Xsens, Holland Innovative, Locsense and Lipocoat. Day one of the event concluded with a startup event, where startups could meet and connect with successful MedTech companies.

    An exclusive business programme was prepared for the second day of the event. With 1200 one-to-one matchmaking, Pitch the crowd sessions and innovations tours of Xsens, DEMCOM en Micronit. Based on current issues, the development and implementation of new medical technologies was discussed.

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  • The 2020 TechMed Event

    27 August - 29 October 2020

    The program included 50+ sessions (pre-sessions, a Conference on 28 October & B2B Matchmaking event on 29 October) within the areas of interests: AI & Intelligent Imaging, Nano Bio Tech, Healthcare robotics, Personalized eHealth and Innovation meets Industry.

    • Keynote talk bij: Daniel Kraft MD: The future of health & medicine: where can technology take us? (Plenary session)
    • Maarten Akkerman (Medtronic): Succesful implementation of personalized care pathways
    • Prof. Sonia Garcia-Blanco (UT): Integrated optical sensor or COVID-19 detection (Nano Bio Tech)
    • Michael Strübin (MedTech Europe): How AI will shape healthcare delivery (AI)
    • Panel show: The impact of MedTech on our wellbeing: innovative solutions or healthcare challenges with economic potential.
    • Dr. Jose-Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera (Stryker) - Quo vadis robotics in orthopaedics?

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  • The 2019 TechMed Event

    06 June 2019

    The program included:

    • Keynote talk by Drs. Bas van den Dungen;
    • Keynote talk by Dr. Peter N. Burns
    • Inspirational sessions including business and science pitches hosted by Personalized eHealth Technology, Healthcare Robotics ans Sustainable Healthcare Technology.
    • Experience Expo, Innovation Matchmakers, Network square, and more.  

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The TechMed Event 2022 is organized by the TechMed Centre institute of the University of Twente, in close collaboration with various members of the MedTech Twente cluster (World Trade Center Twente; Novel T; Oost NL and Kennispark Twente).