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the 2020 techmed event 

Improving healthcare with innovative technology

The 2020 TechMed Event (from August 27 to October 29) featured more than 20 inspiring online knowledge and matchmaking events (a Kick-off meeting & Pre-sessions & The Congress & B2B Matchmaking Meetings) in which physicians, researchers, and companies from the MedTech Ecosystem came together within  four areas of interest: Personalized eHealth, Health Robotics, Nano Bio Tech and AI & Intelligent Imaging. 

  • Read the full event event recap here

    After the kick-off on August 27, 16 pre-sessions took place during the virtual 2020 TechMed Event. The themes were AI and Intelligent Imaging, Personalized eHealth, Health Robotics, Nano Bio Tech and Innovation Meets Industry. Thanks to more than 60 speakers from The Netherlands and abroad, we succeeded in developing a top program.

    The TechMed Event conference took place on October 28. After the opening by Life Science & Health ambassador Clémence Ross-van Dorp, there was an interesting panel discussion with Michiel Jannink (DEMCON / Scinus Cell Expansion BV), Tom Oostrom (Kidney Foundation), Tim Jongman (Noabers) and host Nico Verdonschot (UT TechMed Centre) about the impact of MedTech on our well-being. Afterwards, the participants were informed about the latest trends in the 4 themed areas.

    The program was concluded with a reflection on the future of healthcare. Where the American top-notch keynote speaker Daniel Kraft talked about the role of technology in the future of health and medicine. Full of new inspiration, we continue our joint efforts to improve healthcare through personalized technologies.

    The TechMed Event concluded on October 29 with an online B2B matchmaking program involving companies from around the world, including Japan, Finland, Poland, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil and Canada. In the 1 on 1 conversations, companies could look for new sales channels and cooperation partners. In between there were 2 rounds of pitches where companies could introduce themselves. A total of 20 international companies participated.

This edition included:
  • Plenary keynote talk by Daniel Kraft MD - The future of healthcare, where can technology take us?
  • An interactive Panel discussion, 4 parallel sessions includig 3 talks within the 4 areas of interest, and more during the inspiring Congress. 
  • 1-on-1 meetings with companies from all over the world (Brazil, Japan, Canada, France, and more).
  • The importancy of a strong MedTech community with expert interviews 
  • 15+ Pre-sessions with 40+ presentations & discussions
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previous editions

The initiators of the current TechMed Event are the Technical Medical Center - University of Twente and World Trade Center Twente. Previously they organized their MedTech events separately: The TechMed Event (formerly Mira day) and Medical Devices Meetings. From 2020, both events have been merged into 1 event with a strong focus on both science and innovation: The TechMed Event.

  • The 2019 TechMed Event

    06 June 2019

    The program included:

    • Keynote talk by Drs. Bas van den Dungen;
    • Keynote talk by Dr. Peter N. Burns
    • Inspirational sessions including business and science pitches hosted by Personalized eHealth Technology, Healthcare Robotics ans Sustainable Healthcare Technology.
    • Experience Expo, Innovation Matchmakers, Network square, and more.  

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  • Medical Devices Meetings 2019

    18-19 September 2019

    The program included:

    • Keynote talks by Maarten Akkerman - Medtronic; Wouter Koolen - Deloitte risk advisory; Bob Hamans - Siemens Healthineers 
    • B2B meetings with more than 75 companies from all over the world
    • Parallel program including12 inspiring talks
    • Network & Social activities


  • The 2016 TechMed Event (Mira Day)

    03 November 2016

    The program included:

    • Keynote talk by Dr. Marleen de Bruijn - Learning Imaging Biomarkers
    • Keynote talk by Dr. Peter Loskill - Towards High Content Screening Platforms: Parallelizable Microphysiological Systems as in vitro models of Cardiac and Adipose Tissue 
    • Keynote talk by: Harrie Weinans - Mechano-inflammation of joint degeneration
    • Postersessions by TechMed PhD students en postdocs. 

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  • The 2015 TechMed Event (Mira Day)

    03 June 2015

    The program included:

    • Inspiring keynote talks in the Biomedical and Technical Medicine domain
    • Postersessions by TechMed PhD students en postdocs. 
    • Networklounge

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  • The 2014 TechMed Event (Mira Day)

    19 June 2014

    The program included:

    • Interactive sessions ‘Meet the Clinicians’
    • Talks and discussions about ‘Innovative Collaboration’
    • State of the art research and breakthrough results
  • The 2012 TechMed Event (Mira Day)

    12 April 2012

    The program included:

    • Interactive Technical Medicine session: Meet the clinicians
    • Keynote talk: Prof.dr. R. DeKeyser
    • Keynote talk: Prof.dr. W.J.G. Oyen
    • TechMed's talented scientists introduce their research within the Strategic Research Orientations: Imaging & Diagnostics; Neural and Motor Systems; Tissue Regeneration.  
  • The 2010 TechMed Event (Mira Day)

    31 March & 01 April 2010

    The program included:

    • Keynote talk: Prof.dr. Hans Clevers - Wnt signaling, Lgr5 stem cells and cancer
    • Keynote talk: Prof.dr. Thomas Jovin - Fluorescence microscopy: traversing the treacherous road from the lab to the maketplace
    • Workshop by Prof.dr. Maarten IJzerman, Science Park and Venture Lab on"Being successful in healthcare business. What you should do and what we can do to support you.