TechMed Events

29 June 2018 - Hacking Health 2018

Do you picture yourself working in a hospital, a knowledge institute, as a consultant or independent contractor? It doesn’t matter where you continue your career, as future healthcare innovator it is crucial that you understand when to invest your time and energy in innovations, and when they are doomed to fail on the worldwide market.

The TechMed Centre and Novel-T invite you to join the first UT Hacking Health event. For one day, fill the shoes of a biomedical startup and get a taste of business innovation, discover the interests of investors and train your pitch skills in a competition for the best medical innovation business plan. May the best group win the pitch competition and claim the prize!

Latest update: Challenges published!

Two companies operating in the medical field, Brightingale and DEMCON Advanced Mechatronics, and the HTSR research group of the UT present to you their real-time case and ask you for a creative solution with a sound business case. Read here the challenge descriptions. 


With a combination of inspiring talks, workshops and group sessions, your group of mixed HS, BME and TM master students will be guided through the steps to build and pitch a robust business plan. Maybe you will be selected to train with pitch-expert Birgitta van Loon!  


June 29th, 2018, 08.45-19.30 hr


DesignLab at the University of Twente campus


Bachelor 3 & Master students of Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine. Limited number of participants! First joined = first served!  


Free of charge, we will count on you for lunch, diner & snacks! 
Where possible, your course schedules will be adjusted to allow the participation of this event.


Organizing Committee

Ineke ten Dam, programme manager Technical Medicine
Katja Haijkens, programme manager Biomedical Engineering 
Govert Verhoog, programme manager Health Sciences
Esther Rodijk, Techmed Centre
Annelies Klos, Techmed Centre
Wilbert Pontenagel, Novel-T
Roy Kolkman, Novel-T

For questions, please contact the TechMed Centre, via:

The Hacking Health event is organized as part of the “High tech knowledge transfer” project executed by the Technical Medical Centre and Novel-T. This project is made possible by a contribution of the European Fund for Regional Development (OP-Oost).