Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center

Improving value based healthcare by creating and expanding an ecosystem that enables a fast track to high-tech health innovations

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Healthcare innovations that enhance daily life

Bringing technical innovations all the way from early research to implementation and commercialization can often take a long time. In healthcare innovation, in particular, this lost time can often equate to lost lives. The goal of the Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC) is to create and expand an ecosystem that strongly increases the speed of high-tech health innovation, maximizing value for patients. We consider such an ecosystem to be an unmet need and a unique opportunity for the Brainport region to make significant contributions to visionary new developments in healthcare. e/MTIC is a large-scale research collaboration between the Catharina Hospital (CH), the Maxima Medical Center (MMC), Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center (KH), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Royal Philips Eindhoven (RPE) in the domains cardiovascular medicine, perinatal medicine and sleep medicine. The partnership has evolved over several decades, has a strong scientific and valorization track record and currently encompasses around 100 PhD students, supervised by a similar number of experts from the various partners.

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About Us

Read more about our vision & mission, the organization and governance, and the anticipated impact of this ecosystem.

Interview Kees van der Klauw

Kees van der Klauw, ecosystem manager for e/MTIC interviewed at Booming Brabant by Omroep Brabant (Dutch only).

Our partners

The Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Centre is a large-scale research collaboration in the Eindhoven region between The Catharina Hospital (CH), the Maxima Medical Center (MMC), Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center (KH), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and Royal Philips Eindhoven (RPE).

Festive kickoff of e/MTIC

e/MTIC aspires to further expand its activities to allow for the strong acceleration of high-tech health innovation, from early research up to and including clinical implementation and commercialization, with maximized patient value in mind.

On June 14th  the e/MTIC partners gave an impression of the results achieved thus far, and insights in what the future holds through lectures, pitches, a panel discussion and a Tech fair. Studio040 captured the event in an inspiring video (Dutch spoken).

e/MTIC Tech Market

e/MTIC opening symposium and Tech market showing the current and future results of e/MTIC. (Dutch only)

Courtesy of Booming Brabant of Omroep Brabant

Minister Bruno Bruins congratulates e/MTIC

Bruno Bruins - Dutch minister of Medical Care and Sport congratulates the e/MTIC partners with a most promising collaboration in the field of innovative healthcare.

"I want to congratulate you all present here today, with a most promising collaboration in the field of innovative healthcare. Promising as innovation can help us tackle some of the challenges in healthcare.
Like ageing, like rising costs, like a diminishing workforce. Challenges which can no longer be solved in a traditional way. So my questions today are:
How can medical technology and devices contribute to both the quality and affordability of our healthcare?
And: how can technology help our citizens in managing their own lifestyle and health?

I am most interested in your view on these matters. Because, as we speak, we are working on a new vision on medical technology and devices, which will be sent to parliament by the end of this year."

 

Jeroen Tas of Philips

Jeroen Tas - Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer of Royal Philips

"I think at Philips we are truly privileged to work with the best researchers and the best clinical partners in the world. And that can be MIT in the US or Zhejiang University in China but ultimately Eindhoven is our home. This is where the Philips stories began and this is where we are committed to truly bring together the major players in the region and leapfrog innovation. I wish you the inspiration and success today at the launch of our Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center. I’m sure it will go on to reach great heights."

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The central thread of my career lies in high-tech innovation in healthcare and that is also my passion. My experience in industry is largely complementary to the knowledge TU/e already has. I believe that it is exactly this combination that is really powerful and will help me to extend and strengthen the SA Health.

Carmen van Vilsteren, director Strategic Area Health

Meet some of our Researchers

High impact medical innovations thanks to flagship collaboration

The cross-appointments, i. e. people with positions along the entire chain, are very important for the success of the collaboration between Eindhoven University of Technology, Philips, the Catharina Hospital, the Maxima Medical Centre and the Kempenhaege Expertise Centre. Physicians advise Philips and are a part-time professor at the university. Philips people are part-time professor or advisor at the TU/e and a TU/e-employee can also work at Philips or the hospital.

Lukas Dekker, cardiologist at the Catharina Hospital and researcher at the TU/e

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