Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC; regional)
The established healthcare systems are under pressure. Ageing society, increasing costs and growing workload for a reduced number of healthcare professionals pose extensive social and economic challenges. An integral approach to healthcare innovation is required, involving many disciplines working together in an early stage and providing structural support for thesechallenges. Such collaboration requires sharing data, implementation strategies, and teamwork across the entire value-chain with a joint focus towards “a fast track to clinical innovation”.
The Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC) is a large-scale strategic research collaboration between the TU/e, Philips Eindhoven, the Catharina Hospital, Maxima Medical Center, and Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center in the field of cardiovascular, perinatal and sleep medicine. The partnership, founded in 2018, has a proven scientific and valorisationtrack record and currently includes more than 100 PhD candidates supervised by a similar number of partner experts.
The goal is to create a growing ecosystem that accelerates the speed of high-tech health innovations while maximising the added value for patients and reducing cost. To guarantee actual impact on healthcare, we must also ensure an effective implementation of innovations, beyond proof of concepts. Therefore, e/MTIC incorporates implementation science as an essential research field in the wake of the evidence-based healthcare movement.
The e/MTIC ecosystem provides all essentials for such outcome-driven research with the development of data infrastructure (health data portal), leverage of artificial intelligence, regulatory and valorisation support, cross-appointments and participation of scientific, clinical and business partners.
Embedded in the innovative Brainport region, e/MTIC contributes to technological breakthroughs that improve the quality of life. At the same time, it fuels the necessary adjustments in educational programs that will produce the new generation of MedTech researchers and professionals.