Funds & voucher programmes

Explore the TechMed Centre and the health labs

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

Pioneers in Healthcare

The Pioneers in HealthCare (PiHC) Innovation Fund stimulates bottom-up collaboration between the world of new technologies and medical practice. The fund is supported by the UT, MST, ZGT and Menzis and challenges technical researchers and medical specialists to initiate cross-institute research programs.

TURBO program

Annually, four joint research initiatives between the University of Twente and Radboudumc are granted with €80K within the Twente University RadBoudumc Opportunities (TURBO) program. Typically, these projects the start of new collaborations between the institutes.

Top Technology Twente – Connecting Industries Call

To further expand its strategic partnerships with external organizations (industry, hospitals, NGO's), the UT invests in scientific research programs with strong, concrete industrial interest. Typically 2 times per year, the UT issues a call for proposals based on the funds available from the Topsector HTSM. The goal of this call is to develop or realize a strong relationship with external partners. Please contact us for the latest updates and call deadlines.

The corporate funding lifecycle

Looking for funding to start your business, financing opportunities for (existing) SME’s or looking for investors? Connect to the Fund Manager from NovelT to get free advice and training.


Through Funding Officer Anneliene Jonker, the TechMed Centre provides tailor-made support for grant applications for biological, technical and medical research projects. Support is provided in collaboration with relevant support services of the University of Twente, including the Grants Support Office. For more information, go to the TechMed Intranet page on funding support, or contact Anneliene Jonker directly.

dr. A.H. Jonker (Anneliene)
Rare diseases researcher