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About us

MIRA is the University of Twente's research centre for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. MIRA has often been acclaimed as one of the best research institutes in Europe and the United States in the field of Bioengineering.

MIRA employs more than 300 researchers working together, under the motto ‘Top Technology for Patients’, on international, trendsetting, top-level research. We regard technology as a catalyst for innovation in the health care sector. For this reason the wants of clinicians are always central to our research and training. Multidisciplinary cooperation is indispensable because innovation mainly takes place in the marginal areas between disciplines. Not only between technical disciplines and behavioural and social sciences, but also with the business world, (academic) hospitals and other knowledge en research institutes. In order to make our knowledge available to society, we encourage entrepreneurship among our employees. This is why MIRA has been involved in creating dozens of spin-off companies that market the technology developed. MIRA's annual turnover is in the region of 25 million euro.

Management team





Prof.dr.ir. A. (Albert) van den Berg

Dr.ir. M.M.J. (Marloes) Letteboer

Prof.dr. R.P.H. (René) Veth


Scientific Director

Managing director

Medical Director






Track leaders





Prof.dr.ir. P.H. (Peter) Veltink

Prof.dr.ir. A.M. (Michel) Versluis

Prof.dr. H.B.J. (Marcel) Karperien


Track leader Neural & Motor Systems

Track leader Imaging & Diagnostics

Track leader Bionanotech & Advanced Biomanufacturing



SRO leaders






Dr. A.D. (Andries) van der Meer

Dr. L.I. (Loes) Segerink



SRO leader Organ-on-a-chip

SRO leader Biomedical Microdevices







Secretary







M.A.G. (Miranda) Wiehink








Program office




Renske van WIJK


Dr.ir. J.M. (Jojanneke) Schuiling-Jukes

Dr. R.M. (Renske) van Wijk

Dr.ir. R.G.M. (Roy) Kolkman


Project manager

Project manager knowledge transfer

Project manager Value creation








L. (Leontien) Kalverda, MSc.

G. (Geertje) Verschuren, Msc.



Communications Advisor

Communications Advisor