As a hub in the regional innovation ecosystem, our group collaborates intensively with industry, hospitals and other societal stakeholders, with broad impact:
- Bidirectional staff exchanges:
Around 10 senior experts from strategic industrial and clinical partners have part-time appointments in the group, mostly at the level of full professor. Also, several of our senior staff members serve as scientific advisor to a variety of high-tech companies. Furthermore, many of our PhD students are embedded for a significant part of their time with strategic partners.
- Joint roadmaps:
We contribute structurally to joint roadmaps with industry in the framework of e.g. our Center for Wireless Technology and our Center for Care and Cure Technologies.
- Industrial funding:
Many of our PhD projects are funded partly (and in several cases fully) by industry.
Our research frequently results in patent applications, either jointly with industry or with TU/e as main applicant.
- Start-up companies:
Since 2000 we have produced 8 start-up companies: (MEDECS, CED, ViNotion, IPhion, MEDSIM, HiPerMotion, NEMO Healthcare, Cibo Decision Support Systems).
- Real-world applications:
Over the years, many of our research results were absorbed in industrial products and/or clinical practice.