The TechMed Innovation Hub is a recognized European Digital Innovation Hub (DIH). A DIH is a coordinated group of organizations with complementary expertise and a not-for-profit objective, offering a set of services to companies – especially Small and Medium Enterprises (incl. Start-ups) and mid-caps as well as to public sector organizations – to support their digital transformation.
The TechMed Innovation Hub is a DIH with expertise in a broad range of (digital) technologies applied to healthcare (e.g. Robotics, AI, Imaging, Sensing, eHealth). The DIH activities focus on:
- Raising awareness of digital transformation
- Digital maturity assessment
- Knowledge and technology transfer
- Experimentation and testing
See for examples of our services that are recognized in the official Catalogue of EU DIHs.
The University of Twente has a leading role in the Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics, the DIH-HERO initiative, to accelerate innovation and implementation of robotics in healthcare. This European consortium with 17 partners and a budget of €16 million connects Digital Innovation Hubs across Europe to create a sustaining network for all those who are active in the healthcare robotics sector. The platform offers SME’s and slightly larger companies a network of highly skilled experts, best practices guidelines and standardization, an overview of available services and facilities in Europe and a series of open calls for financial support of your innovation challenge and matchmaking.