THE TECHMED EVENT - Shaping a healthy future


To safeguard the health of both people and the planet, we need to recognise the interconnectedness of ecological, social, and economic systems and taking collective action to ensure a healthier and more sustainable world for generations to come. The TechMed Event, which will take place in Twente on the 1st of November 2023, covers the rapid advancements in technology for a healthy future. While healthcare endeavours to improve people's health, it also accounts for 7% of CO2 emissions, 4% of waste, and 13% of resource consumption in the Netherlands. Additionally, climate change has significant implications for our well-being, including heat related illnesses, vector borne diseases, and social and economic consequences.

By promoting sustainable practices, and adopting environmentally friendly technologies, the MedTech sector can contribute to mitigating climate change. With technological advancements, medical technologies have the potential to revolutionise healthcare delivery. As these advancements occur at lightning speed, many opportunities arise within the healthcare sector. However, the challenge lies in considering sustainability alongside efficiency, affordability, accessibility, and patient-centricity.

Roadmap for a sustainable future in healthcare

Our annual TechMed Event aims to bring together leading stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, industry partners, researchers, investors, talented students, and healthcare organisations, to highlight the latest developments and discuss how medical technologies can impact global healthcare, paving the way for a sustainable future for the generations to come. Through fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, the event seeks to facilitate knowledge, promote innovation, and create a roadmap for a sustainable future in healthcare.

What can you expect?

During the day, you will have the opportunity to be inspired by keynote talks from Maarten van Aalst (Director General and Chief Science Officer at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and professor at the University of Twente – ITC) and Diederik Gommers (Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Erasmus MC). There will be engaging discussions on the 'Green Deal', a panel discussion focused on 'Planetary health and sustainable healthcare', and a session dedicated to the R-ladder initiatives. If you also want to be inspired and informed about the latest medical technological developments, be sure to visit sessions ‘Staffing crisis in healthcare’, ‘AI in healthcare’, ‘Organ-on-a-chip’, ‘E-Health technology’, ‘Pioneers in HealthCare Talks’, ‘Digital Innovation Hub in Healthcare Robotics’, ‘TechMed Vitality Tour’, ‘Acceleration Implementation’, ‘TechMed academy Talks’, and many more. These sessions offer valuable insights into the advancements and innovations within the TechMed Centre.

MedTech Twente Week

The TechMed Event is part of the inspiring MedTech Twente Week. This week brings together the MedTech ecosystem, focused on joining forces, innovative minds, and clinical practice. A diversity of impactful initiatives, from inspiring conferences to effective matchmaking sessions, will take place from October 29 to November 2 in Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) organised by the MedTech Twente innovation cluster. Meet and connect in one place with MedTech stakeholders, from clinicians to investors and from companies to physicians and discuss how we all can accelerate medical technologies to empower our future healthcare.  

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For more information and opportunities for application, please visit (accreditation can be requested for this event).


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