At the start of 2020, the new strategic programme ‘Sustainable Healthcare Technology’ (SHT) will kick off at the TechMed Centre. “The purpose of the SHT strategic programme is to accelerate our research, translation and implementation of health technologies”, says programme coordinator Wander Kenter. The programme will take place for a period of three years. If midterm results give a positive outlook, the programme will be renewed for an additional two years.
SHT has recently been approved by the Executive Board and will start on January first of 2020. “With the new strategic programme, the UT and the TechMed Centre will be a recognized expert in the real implementation of technological innovations in healthcare”, says the scientific co-leaders professors Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen and Ruud Verdaasdonk. Health technologies developed at the UT will contribute to making our healthcare (system) future-proof, reach and be embedded in society, making real impact.
This strategic programme will be a first product of the UT new vision and strategy ‘Shaping 2030’: to empower society through sustainable solutions. The programme aims to shorten the time to the market for healthcare innovations and enlarge impact successes to create acknowledged research successes.
The duration of the SHT strategic programme is defined for a first period of three years. In the third year, the programme will be reviewed. If midterm results give a positive outlook, the programme will be renewed for an additional period of two more years, making the total duration five years (2020-2024).