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CMI-NEN Matchmaking Symposium

CMI-NEN Matchmaking Symposium

Innovative imaging and diagnostics

On April 14, 2023, we cordially invite you to participate in the inspiring second edition of the CMI-NEN Matchmaking Symposium. This day will be entirely devoted to innovative imaging and diagnostics. In addition to the many informative lectures by top speakers from the CMI-NEN consortium, there are various matchmaking opportunities with the interdisciplinary Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands (CMI-NEN). The symposium brings together clinical partners, business associates and researchers. By putting cooperation ahead of competition against each other, greater achievements become possible than without this content-driven joining of forces. We believe that collaboration and community building are central to this event to ultimately create an impact on healthcare through technology.

Seed money voucher

The CMI-NEN consortium can jointly apply for grants, such as IMDI grants for which CMI-NEN is recognized as CoRE and beyond. The goal is to improve collaborations in Medical Imaging research between UT, UMCG/RUG and Siemens Healthineers Netherlands. To facilitate this further, CMI-NEN requests the Executive Boards of UT, UMCG/UG and Siemens for some available financial support for booster projects. These 1 or 2-year projects will be focused on setting up or strengthening collaboration between UT, UMCG/RUG and Siemens and getting first results and knowledge. Projects should build on the complementary knowledge of researchers from both universities and industry in order to achieve synergy effects by technical-clinical-industrial collaboration. The outcomes of the booster projects are expected to form the backbone of larger collaborative proposals targeting extramural funding.

In total 4 projects of 15k Euro will be granted; 1 per research domain. Final decision is to be based on evaluation results and expected proposals budget. The coming CMI-NEN symposium will be on 14th April 2023 and will be an excellent moment to introduce the boosters.

Where & When

  • Date: 14 April, 2023
  • Time: 09.30 - 17.30 (informal drinks from 16.00)
  • Language: English
  • Format: Live event (no digital option)
  • Location: TechMed Centre (Technohal, no 18), Hallenweg 5 Enschede; on the campus of the University of Twente | click here for route

The programme

  • 09.15 - 10.00: Walk-in: Registration / Badges / Coffee

    We welcome you to the TechMed Centre, at the University of Twente. A meeting place where education, research and valorization take place and come together at the same time. Sign yourself in, have a cup of coffee/tea and join the conversation with other participants.

  • 10.00 - 12.00: Morning programme | Incl opening, introduction and talks

    10.00 - 10.10

    Opening CIM-NEN Symposium

    10.10 - 10.25

    Introduction CMI-NEN

    Stefano Stramigioli | CMI-NEN, chair-men
    Riemer Slart | CMI-NEN, chair-men

    10.25 - 11.00

    Keynote talk (industry)

    Tobias Heimann | Siemens Healthineers, Head AI

    11.00 - 12.00

    Domain keynote talks
    - HTA
    - Data Science
    - Dutch initiative
    - PET in Alzheimer

    Ron Handels | Maastricht University
    Wiro Niessen | University of Groningen
    Laurens Reinke | UMCG
    Elsmarieke van de Giessen | UMCA

  • 12.00 - 13.00: Lunch break

    A lunch will be served in the networking lounge.

  • 13.00 - 14.00: Guided tours

    During this programme-part, you can participate in one of the two guided tours below. So choose your favourite topic and walk with us through these labs and facilities.


    Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM) deals with the application of modern systems and control methods to practical situations. Focus is on robotics, as a specific class of mechatronic systems. The research is embedded in the TechMed institute. The research of the group is application-oriented. The main goal is to investigate the applicability of modern systems, imaging and control methods to practical situations in the area of robotics.

    In the RAM Lab, we have quite a variety of robotic setups: basic 1 or 2 motor systems, precise motion control platforms, a production cell-like block circulator, several types of flying and wheeled mobile robots, humanoid walking robots, and setups for robotized needle insertion.

    • Duration: 40 min. 
    • Location: Carre. a walk of 10 minutes towards the Ram lab
    • Spots: 20 persons

    Medical imaging labs

    The Medical Imaging Labs are dedicated to all sorts of preclinical imaging for research or educational purposes. The labs aim to facilitate preclinical diagnostic imaging and image guided interventions with phantoms or using human subjects. The Medical Imaging labs consist of several imaging suites & modalities. The Medical Imaging labs have been realized with financial support of the province of Overijssel.

    • Duration: 45 min.
    • Location: TechMed Centre
    • Spots: 2x 15 persons
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Afternoon programme | Incl. Matchmaking session & pitches

    15.00 - 15.20

    Thematic pitches

    15.00 - 15.05

    HTA - AI in medical imaging

    Madelon Voets - University of Twente

    15.05 - 15.10

    Data Science

    Asmaa Haja - RUG

    15.10 - 15.15

    Imaging-guided therapy

    Toon de Groot - University of Twente

    15.15 - 15.20

    Molecular Imaging

    Bram van Leer - UMCG

    15.20 - 16.00

    Matchmaking break

    16.00 - 16.40

    Seed money pitches

    16.40 - 17.00

    Award ceremony seed money pitches
    Closing words

  • 17.00 - 17.30: Open discussion forum, including drinks & snacks



For whom

This symposium is relevant for departments/working groups of the University of Twente (TechMed community), UMCG/RUG, Siemens Healtineers experts and SMEs who are connected to the research domains: Imaging, Intervention, Data Science and HTA. 

We have a limit of 120 live attendees, so register now to ensure your seat. 


Join the event, register now
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After registration, you will receive an email a few days prior to the event with practical information. Although this is a free event, please note that registration for this event is not obligation-free. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know by sending an email to cmi-nen@utwente.nl.


This year the event is organized by the University of Twente - Technical Medical Centre. The previous edition took place in Groningen and was organized by UMCG and RUG.

University of Twente - TechMed Centre

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The Technical Medical Centre (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.

Impact on healthcare

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.

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