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Innovation & Collaboration

The Technical Medical Centre is a leading Innovation Hub that stimulates the development and implementation of technology for better healthcare. In order to realize true impact in healthcare and the medtech industry, the TechMed Centre boosts innovation by; connecting different stakeholders in our network and regional ecosystem, offering a wide diversity of services, stimulating new innovation projects with funds and voucher programs and by offering our extensive experience in Tech Transfer. 


As a leading innovation Hub, the TechMed Centre supports a regional ecosystem by organizing events and other activities to a network of scientific, industrial and clinical partners in order to stimulate innovation in healthcare by technology.


Together with our network partners we invest in the TechMed ecosystem by organizing activitites to stimulate High Tech Knowledge Transfer, improving the impact and implementation speed of new healthcare concepts via the Living Lab and organising other events such as; symposia, workshops, thematic events, medical tours, trade missions to actively facilitate matchmaking and innovation brokerage. For our latest event updates and registration, visit the event page.


The TechMed Centre Innovation Hub offers a broad range of services to partners within and interested parties beyond our existing network. These services include, but are not limited to, contract research, innovation brokerage, facility sharing and student projects. Do you have specific questions? Contact us and we gladly customize our service to make your innovation or research question work.

Funds & Voucher programs

To actively boost innovation and research programs, the TechMed Centre invests in joint initiatives via funds and voucher programs. These programs have a wide variation in available budget, partner participation and topics. For each program’s criteria, visit the respective page.


Creating impact based on the results of research by bringing these results to the market can be accomplished through the creation of a spin-off or through licensing and collaborating with large and small companies. The Novel-T Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) supports researchers of the University of Twente in the entire process: from scouting & screening to protection of results to building a business case to starting a spin-off or contacting companies for licensing. The business developers of the KTO provide all necessary support: contact Novel-T.