The TechMed Event

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Bridging Past and Future: Five Years of MedTech Advancements and Beyond

Global healthcare has significantly improved, partly due to medical technological innovations. However, the sector faces major challenges, such as the increase in chronic diseases, rising healthcare costs, and a shortage of healthcare workers. Additionally, environmental challenges pose an extra threat to public health, requiring urgent and innovative solutions.

Through sustainable and personalized care by means of technology, the TechMed Centre at the University of Twente, established in its current form in 2019, is committed to addressing these medical challenges. This initiative started earlier with the idea of bridging the gap between technology and healthcare in education, research, and innovation. With a strong vision to improve healthcare through innovation and collaboration, the TechMed Centre has grown into an international leader over the past five years. The associated innovation ecosystems, such as the MedTech Cluster Twente, are also thriving. The strength of the TechMed Centre, as an innovator, catalyst, and connector, lies not only in its advanced facilities and R&D expertise but also in its unique culture of collaboration. Short lines of communication and a strong willingness to work together foster an environment where interdisciplinary partnerships thrive. Hospitals, knowledge institutions, governments, and companies collaborate in a fertile ecosystem.

Improving Healthcare through Innovation and Collaboration

On Wednesday, November 6, the 6th edition of the annual TechMed Event will take place. Leading stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, companies, researchers, investors, talented students, administrators, and healthcare organizations, will come together to inspire each other, reflect on the past years, and provide a platform for future-oriented discussions. By stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration, we aim to share knowledge, promote innovation, and create a roadmap for a sustainable future in healthcare.

Why you don't want to miss this
  • Explore the latest MedTech Innovations & Research 
  • Meet & connect with 350+ MedTech frontrunners: physicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, talents, financiers
  • Get inspired by the keynote lectures and interactive sessions
  • Optimize your personal programme: 5 different stages | 20+ sessions | 40+ speakers
  • Effective networking event to maximize collaboration
  • Explore the TechMed Centre and the state-of-the-art facilities
Why you don't want to miss this
  • Explore the latest MedTech Innovations & Research 
  • Meet & connect with 350+ MedTech frontrunners: physicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, talents, financiers
  • Get inspired by the keynote lectures and interactive sessions
  • Optimize your personal programme: 5 different stages | 20+ sessions | 40+ speakers
  • Effective networking event to maximize collaboration
  • Explore the TechMed Centre and the state-of-the-art facilities
Why you don't want to miss this
  • Explore the latest MedTech Innovations & Research 
  • Meet & connect with 350+ MedTech frontrunners: physicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, talents, financiers
  • Get inspired by the keynote lectures and interactive sessions
  • Optimize your personal programme: 5 different stages | 20+ sessions | 40+ speakers
  • Effective networking event to maximize collaboration
  • Explore the TechMed Centre and the state-of-the-art facilities

Official ticketing open

Interested in attending The TechMed Event, which will take place on Wednesday, 6 November 2024? Don't miss out! Ticketing is now open! Sessions of the program will be communicated soon. Expect another inspiring program filled with news, challenges, trends, and developments, along with plenty of opportunities for collaborations.

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The programme

What to Expect at the TechMed Event

The event will feature engaging discussions on topics such as the power of collaboration, brilliant failures, talent talks and a Dragon’s Den session. If you want to be inspired and stay updated on the latest medical technological developments, be sure to attend sessions on chip technology, sensing and imaging, data in health improvement, cybersecurity, staff shortages, planetary health, animal-free innovation, and technology for human drug research. These sessions offer valuable insights into the progress and innovations within the TechMed Centre. You can also participate in accessible matchmaking activities, lab and demo tours.

Media library

View all photos, videos and available presentation slides of previous TechMed Events in the media library.

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

Previous edition | 2023

On 1 November  2023, about 350 medical professionals, MedTech companies, researchers and students came together for a day of inspiration and networking, at the TechMed Centre. 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 shaping a healthy future for future generations and we showcased the latest medical technological developments.

University of Twente - TechMed Centre

Enabling sustainable and personalised health by means of technology

The TechMed Centre is a leading innovation hub making an impact on healthcare through research, innovation, and education. Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, including research laboratories, preclinical testbeds, and simulated hospital environments, the TechMed Centre drives technological advancements in healthcare.

Impact on healthcare

We believe that the development, evaluation, and appropriate implementation of technology enable sustainable and personalised health for everyone. In our mission to impact society, we stimulate entrepreneurship and enable (new) companies to grow within our regional ecosystem. As an innovation hub, we collaborate with experts from healthcare, biomedical technology, and government sectors to make an impact on health in society.