Innovation

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.
  • Patents:
    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.