The TechMed Event Shaping a healthy future

Immerse yourself in the future of healthcare at the TechMed Event on 1 November 2023. As our planet faces unprecedented environmental challenges, it is more crucial than ever to address the profound impact of the climate crisis on our health and the reciprocal influence of health on the climate. Due to the climate crisis, humanity faces serious health risks later this century, such as heat stress, infectious diseases, food shortages, floods, and socioeconomic consequences for billions of people. The healthcare sector itself is responsible for a considerable part of the world’s CO2 emissions, the use of scarce raw materials and the production of waste. During the TechMed event, we will show, based on specific developments in research and innovation, how we can mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on health and build a sustainable, healthier future for all. 

Prof.dr. Maroeska Rovers, scientific director of the Technical Medical Centre

The annual TechMed Event aims to bring together leading experts, including healthcare professionals, companies, researchers, policymakers, investors, and talented students to discuss how medical technologies can have an impact on global healthcare and pave the way for a sustainable future for the next generations.

Prof.dr. Maroeska Rovers, scientific director of the Technical Medical Centre

Wondering what to expect?

The TechMed Event ‘Shaping a healthy future’ illuminates the speedy medical and technological progress to ensure the health of both future generations and the planet. This year, the plenary programme will focus on sustainable healthcare and planetary health, with keynotes by Professor Maarten van Aalst (KNMI and University of Twente) and Professor Diederik Gommers (Erasmus MC), as well as discussions and presentations on the topic of the Green Deal 2.0 (Sustainable healthcare in the future), the circular economy for sustainable health and the challenges of the effects of climate change on healthcare and vice versa. In addition, you can personalise your programme by choosing from inspirational technological presentations on MedTech innovations and research on the topics of AI, organ-on-a-chip and eHealth. Sessions will also be held on topical challenges such as staff shortages in healthcare, fast-tracking the translation of medical technologies into practical clinical applications, lifelong learning, and much more. There will also be plenty of opportunities to have discussions with leaders in healthcare and to discover the TechMed Centre. For more information go to:

MedTech Twente Week

The TechMed Event is organised by the University of Twente’s TechMed Centre and is part of the MedTech Twente Week. This week is a yearly event organised by the MedTech Twente cluster. From 29 October until 2 November, there will be various events on the University of Twente campus, held at locations including the TechMed Centre and the U-Park Hotel. In addition to the TechMed Event, you can attend the Citizen Science 4 Health conference and the MedTech Business Event.

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Come, be inspired and make a difference for a sustainable and healthy future. For more information on the programme and registration options, go to The TechMed Event 2023 has been accredited with 6 ABAN credits by NVvTG and KNMG-GAIA.

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