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The 2021 TechMed Event 

On November 3 & 4 around 600 medical professionals, representatives of MedTech companies, researchers and students came together for the hybrid 2021 TechMed event, at the TechMed Centre (Twente). Various activities took place to inform and inspire the healthcare community and to explore future medical technology. Collaboration and clinical practice were key topics at this event organized by the TechMed Centre and WTC Twente in collaboration with MedTech Cluster Twente.

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    The event brought together various experts to improve healthcare by means of medical technology. It started with the “Dreaming about the future” opening show around the topic Diabetes on Return including 5 stakeholders (from patient to clinician) and the essence to collaborate. Followed by an inspiring keynote talk by, engineer of the year, David Fernandez Rivas regarding the latest insights on needle-free injection. Afterwards visitors could personalize their own programme with information sessions and discussions such as Innovation meets Industry, Technical innovations in clinical practice, TOPFIT Citizenlab, Women’s health, International growth and Acceleration implementation.

    During lunchtime it was possible to connect and listen to 'pitch the crowd' presentations. Our keynote Prof. dr. ir. Jean-Paul de Vries then addressed the theme of technology and medicine - a necessary combination for treating your patients.

    After another round of informative sessions including vascular diseases, neurological diseases, movement disorders and oncological image-guided interventions, the Fireside Chat with Special Envoy of Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau followed. It was an interesting conversation about scaling up MedTech companies. Many thanks to the great input of HollandBio, Bond3D, Xsens, Holland Innovative, Locsense and Lipocoat. Day one of the event concluded with a startup event, where startups could meet and connect with successful MedTech companies.

    An exclusive business programme was prepared for the second day of the event. With 1200 one-to-one matchmaking, Pitch the crowd sessions and innovations tours of Xsens, DEMCOM en Micronit. Based on current issues, the development and implementation of new medical technologies was discussed.

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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 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. 

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      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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  • The 2019 TechMed Event

    The first edition of the TechMed Event

    The 2019 TechMed Event, on June 6th 2019, featured more than 8 inspiring online knowledge and matchmaking sessions in which physicians, researchers, and companies from the MedTech Ecosystem came together within  areas of interest Robotics, Implementation and Personalized eHealth technology. 

    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