02 - 04 november 2022 | Enschede

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Week 2022

Accelerate MedTech innovations with us at MedTech Twente Week 2022

The MedTech Twente innovation cluster is fully focussed on accelerating medical technological innovations by creating the best ecosystem. Here, researchers, clinicians, startups and scale-ups find each other and work together on future healthcare innovations that make a difference.

The first edition of MedTech Twente Week will be held from 2 to 4 November. The success of the existing TechMed Event has been expanded into a broad multi-day program. In order to inspire and connect various visitor groups, we bring value to the ecosystem that accelerates MedTech innovations to the market and the patient. 

Rewatch the discussion about how to speed up MedTech innovations during The TechMed Event 2021 with Constantijn van Oranje

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Three Days Full of Inspiration

The program of this first MedTech Twente Week spans over three days and each day has its own focus. Epicenter of the MedTech Twente Week is the TechMed Centre on the campus of the University of Twente at Sciencepark Kennispark Twente.

We kick off on Wednesday with the renowned TechMed Event, where the scientific research and development takes center stage. On Thursday, the focus of the program is on scaling and funding MedTech innovations, in different stages of the business. On the closing day on Friday, we connect the MedTech (student) talent to businesses in the MedTech field.

The current schedule is just a first impression of what to expect and it is constantly evolving. So to stay updated, subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page or follow us on LinkedIn!

8:30 - 17:00

The TechMed Event - Connecting research & Innovation frontrunners

19:00 - 22:00

Exchange Dinner: scaling medtech businesses (location U Parkhotel)

C-level representatives of successful Twente MedTech companies such as Xsens, Siemens Healthineers, Medtronic, Demcon and Micronit host a table during this exclusive dinner. Startups with healthcare innovations take place to share and discuss the pitfalls, dilemmas, and opportunities of their company. The dinner will take place in the U Parkhotel on the campus of the University of Twente.

For this program component, we select startups on their motivation. Startups can apply here soon.

8:30 - 11:00

Starting up Business Day

Ready yourselves for a full day of creating new connections with entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts and potential partners. Today is all about discovering opportunities to scale MedTech companies further. Meet your future investor here or identify international growth opportunities. More details will be announced over the coming weeks.

 

The early bird catches the worm! We kick-off the morning with the MedTech Twente ecosystem partners to celebrate achievements and discuss the challenges ahead.

 

  • Breakfast roundtable discussions
  • Founder workshops
  • Angel investor meetup

11:00 - 15:00

Fuelling opportunity

New connections are the cornerstone of Business Day. Throughout the day, we will organise curated matches with relevant VC's, industry partners, SME's or angel investors. At the heart of these matches is the event matchmaking tool*, where attendees are also able to scout for their own matches.

 

  • Opening keynote
  • Planned curated matchmaking
  • Company carrousels
  • Funding announcements
  • Internationalisation opportunities

 

* The matchmaking tool will be opened at a later date.

15:00 - 17:00

Scale the conversations

Grab a drink and enjoy great company while you meet new players and old friends. Allow spontaneous connections to form at the epicentre of MedTech in Twente.

 

  • Fireside chats
  • Open matchmaking
  • Partner side events*

 

* There are still possibilities to organise your own side event. Get in touch with Albert-Jan (a.decroes@novelt.com) to discuss opportunities.

10:00 - 14:00

TTT Workshop: the power of the voice of the customer

The basis for successful (medical) device is that it is used by the customer. Your medical device should full-fil or even better exceed the true needs of your user. In order to understand what your user needs, you have to go and talk to them. But who should you approach, what questions should you ask and how do you get to the essence of their desires?

In this practical workshop you will not only learn about the theory behind the ‘Voice of the Customer methodology’ which is an essential part of ‘Design for Six Sigma’ & writing requirements. We will share our hands-on best practices in how to get into contact with your users, how to set up a good interview and how to translate these interview results into useful input for your product design.

During the workshop there will be enough time to apply this on your own product. In addition, we will share templates will be shared with you so you can get started right away with taking one the most important steps in the beginning of your product development process: speak to your users!

12.00 - 17.00

MedTech Escape Battle

Beat your colleague students with a special escape battle on MedTech Innovation challenges.

13.00 - 17.00

Meet the MedTech Companies

Meet some of the greatest MedTech companies and score your (side) job.

Connect with the MedTech Twente community

Get inspired by the pioneering mindset of the MedTech Twente community.