The TechMed Event

Save the date November 2023

Working 'together' on future healthcare at The TechMed Event 2022

On 2 November, the Technical Medical Centre (University of Twente) organised the TechMed Event. The TechMed Event kicked off the MedTech Twente Week organised in cooperation with partners of MedTech Cluster Twente (2-4 November). This year's TechMed Event focused on the latest medical technological developments. About 550 medical professionals, MedTech companies, innovators, researchers and students came together for a day of inspiration and networking.

Remke Burie, managing director of the TechMed Centre, opened the TechMed Event by inviting six speakers in the field of movement disorders for a short pitch on stage after his welcome speech. The speakers talked about their dreams of fighting movement disorders. This was followed by a symbolic opening by Remke Burie, Maroeska Rovers and Jouke Tamsma, MT members of the TechMed Centre. In front of the grand staircase in the TechMed Centre, large wooden letters that spelt 'TOGETHER' were inscribed by them with their name and dream to improve healthcare with medical technology in the coming year. Remke Burie: "With this act, we wanted to highlight the importance of working 'together'. Everyone may add their name and dream on this board. The best way to create impact in healthcare is to collaborate together."

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    Cross-border collaboration

    Medical technology is changing faster than ever. It makes future care more accessible, affordable and better, but also requires collaboration and knowledge sharing. This is how we work on the healthcare of the future. This also requires cross-border cooperation between the Netherlands and Germany. In his keynote lecture at the end of the day, Prof Dr Alex Friedrich, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Executive Officer at the University Medical Centre in Münster, gave his vision for the future of this cooperation. Friedrich emphasized we should use the strength of both our healthcare systems within our European region.

    Furthermore, there were several parallel sessions throughout the day on topics including the workforce crisis in healthcare, personalised medicine, TechMed studies and the new healthcare agreement. During the special session on personalised medicine, several examples were given of how technology can make healthcare more personalised. For example, medical technology can be optimised and personalised for women's health, in patients with kidney disease and chronic diseases such as diabetes.

    The Niers Fund eHealth Voucher was also awarded to bachelor student Eva Schockemöhle. The University Fund Twente makes this voucher available annually to a bachelor, master or PhD student or young alumnus with an innovative idea for a solution in the field of eHealth.

    TechMed Magazine

    During the TechMed event, the new TechMed Magazine was also launched. This magazine is full of examples of regional, national and international MedTech innovations. Like the TechMed event, the magazine pays plenty of attention to the healthcare of the future. What should healthcare look like? And how do we ensure together that healthcare is also ready for that future? How do we provide enough healthcare staff? The TechMed Magazine can be read online.

    MedTech Twente Week

    This year's TechMed Event was part of the first edition of the MedTech Twente week. The success of the existing Techmed Event was expanded into a broad multi-day programme for different target groups from the MedTech ecosystem. By bringing together these stakeholders such as researchers, entrepreneurs, doctors, investors and other experts, we can speed up the process of making MedTech innovations.

Save the date: 1 November 2023

Pre-register now for the upcoming edition that will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Due to the ever-growing interest, we expect the next edition to sell out even faster. With a pre-registration, you have the first right to purchase a ticket, receive updates about the program and specify preferences for program content. The MedTech Twente Week will take place on November 1-3, 2023.

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Media

All photos from the event are now online!

The programme

The TechMed Event is an inspiring conference, focussing on sharing expertise, experiences and ideas for the future. During the full day, you will have access to various inspiring sessions, keynotes and Matchmaking options

The 2021 edition

On 3 & 4 November 2021, 600 medical professionals, MedTech companies, researchers and students came together, at the TechMed Centre. Various activities, such as the “Dreaming about the future” opening show around the topic Diabetes on Return, keynote talks by Prof.dr.ir. David Fernandez Rivas and Prof.dr.ir. Jean-Paul de Vries, 15 inspiring parallel sessions and a fireside chat with special envoy Constantijn van Oranje about how to speed up MedTech innovations, took place to inform and inspire the healthcare community and to explore the future of medical technology. 

“An inspiring event with inspiring information and great opportunities for matching business opportunities in the medical world 👌🏼Techmed proves to be the centre and bridge to medical innovation”
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Why you don't want to miss this
  • Explore the latest MedTech innovations
  • Learn from the best medics, scientists and entrepreneurs
  • Customize your personal programme  
  • Meet & connect with stakeholders
  • We expect 500+ attendees (from 15+ countries, 100+ companies, 100+ clinicians)
  • Effective matchmaking program to optimise potential collaboration options
Why you don't want to miss this
  • Explore the latest MedTech innovations
  • Learn from the best medics, scientists and entrepreneurs
  • Customize your personal programme  
  • Meet & connect with stakeholders
  • We expect 500+ attendees (from 15+ countries, 100+ companies, 100+ clinicians)
  • Effective matchmaking program to optimise potential collaboration options
Why you don't want to miss this
  • Explore the latest MedTech innovations
  • Learn from the best medics, scientists and entrepreneurs
  • Customize your personal programme  
  • Meet & connect with stakeholders
  • We expect 500+ attendees (from 15+ countries, 100+ companies, 100+ clinicians)
  • Effective matchmaking program to optimise potential collaboration options

MedTech Twente Week

The first edition of the MedTech Twente Week will take place from 2 to 4 November 2022. The success of the existing Techmed Event has been expanded into a broad multi-day program for various target groups from the MedTech ecosystem. By bringing together these stakeholders such as researchers, entrepreneurs, doctors, investors and other experts, we can implement MedTech innovations even faster. After all, it turns out that MedTech innovations are one of the most challenging and lengthy to market launch. Go to the website: www.medtechtwenteweek.com and view all events. 

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Our story

Technology is a tool to enable high-quality healthcare. Not only for diagnosis and treatment but also for improving the quality of life and stimulating independent living. We strive to have a significant impact on society, both by scientific excellence as well as by linking fundamental research to clinical applications, from the nano to the global scale. Ultimately, we bring our technology to the clinic or the home environment. For this purpose, it is imperative to have close working relations with clinical and industrial partners. Read our full story.