10 March 2020

10 & 11 March


10 March 2020: Meet & Match the Region

On the first day of HVE we take you on a tour through our region to experience the latest trends and innovations in health first hand! You can choose from various hotspots – Medical Devices, Prevention or Pharma. We will provide transport to and from the location of your choice. Day 1 will end with a popular event: the network dinner in Nijmegen.

Language: English

Five Tours in Meet & Match the Region

Scroll down for more information about the five Tours through the Region on 10 March. All tours start from Hotel Van der Valk where you will also return. The programme starts at 12:00 hrs. with your registration and the matchmaking lunch. After lunch, the buses will depart for the five Tours. Visitors of the Tours to Twente and Zwolle leave at 12:00 hrs. and will have lunch on the bus to arrive at the location in time. 

All Tours return to Hotel Van der Valk between 18:00 and 18:30 hrs for a network drink. Dinner for all visitors starts at 19:00 hrs.

Choose your favourite Tour!

1. Experience the Future of Health: Visit iXperium Health and Radboudumc Nijmegen. 

In this combined tour you will experience the latest trends and developments in Digital Health. We will first visit iXperium Health of the University of Applied Sciences Arnhem-Nijmegen (HAN). This innovative lab focuses on new technology in care and welfare. Students, education staff and professionals are inspired here, they explore solutions that work and do research into the effects of technology in the care and welfare sector. Experience the main current technological innovations in Health: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D printing, Robotics, Serious Gaming & Wearables. Be inspired how these innovations can lead to new ways of learning, thinking and doing!

Next we will visit Radboudumc Nijmegen. The place where a lot of Artificial Intelligence innovations are created in healthcare. Already resulted in spin-off companies like Thirona and Screenpoint Medical. Furthermore we present applications in healthcare designed by a 3D Lab,  the prototype of the future patient room and other innovative initiatives being developed at the Radboudumc.

A special part of the visit at the Radboudumc is a round table discussion for directors or board members, organized by Chairman of the Board of Directors of Radboudumc Mrs. Bertine Lahuis. The theme of this discussion is: The dilemmas and challenges that end up on the board table thanks to innovations. A specific approach doesn’t seem to be available, or is it? 
From this point of view, directors and board members can discuss in privacy about, for example, the culture to achieve innovation and the organizational structure that fits in with it. Other dilemmas will undoubtedly come up for discussion.

2. Twente Tour – Technologies for Personalized Health

This Tour is all about technologies for Personalized Health. For example demonstrations of personalized medicine where each patient’s unique characteristics lead to a targeted treatment approach specific to that individual. You can see and experience new sensing systems that collect data on body movements, revolutionized robotic imaging and treatment tools, and 3D printed models for personalized surgical preparation.

The tour starts in the TechMed Centre, where you will be introduced to Twente’s thriving MedTech cluster. After that, you can choose one of two parallel tracks on smart technologies at home, including a visit to the eHealth House, BMS lab, Roessingh Research and Development Centre and TZA, or personalized medicine in oncology, with a tour through the TechMed Imaging lab, demonstrations from local MedTech companies and the joint 3D printing initiative from MST hospital and Saxion.

3. All about Life Sciences, Pharma and Healthtech: Visit to Pivot Park Oss and Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen.

Interested in Pharma, Life Sciences en Healthtech? You don’t want to miss this Tour! It starts with a visit to Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen where knowledge, business and innovation meet. Open innovation between researchers and entrepreneurs in Health and HighTech leads to growth, making the campus an innovative hotspot for products and services for a better and healthier world. From a preventive malaria-drug to a new generation of chips. It’s happening on Novio Tech Campus: Where Innovation Works. During this Tech for Life (Sciences) Tour you can explore the campus via three routes: Medtech, Digital Health or Innovative Pharma.

Next, the bus will take us to Pivot Park in Oss, the optimal location for innovative start-ups and scale-ups in the pharmaceutical sector. Pivot Park helps entrepreneurs accelerate their growth by providing outstanding facilities and an excellent infrastructure through the presence of a stimulating environment of mutual learning and knowledge sharing. A truly exciting place for everyone who loves and believes in biopharmaceutical science. You will among others visit the Screening Centre, which offers drug discovery services to find the best novel leads for drug development. Finally, you will have the opportunity to meet other companies at Pivot Park to expand your network.

4. A trip to the Hospital of the Future: Visit to Sint Maartenskliniek Nijmegen.
Visit Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen, the specialized top hospital in Rehabilitation, Rheumatism, Orthopaedics & Pain Management. Tour highlights are a visit to the new wing with the most advanced OR complex in the world, a state-of-the-art recovery floor, modern nursing ward and high-tech rehabilitation department.

But also a plaster room with 3D printer, a pharmacy with Robot, pain relief through Virtual Reality technology and a Loop Expertise with Serious Gaming & Sensor technology.

5. Zwolle Tour – All about Digital Health & Prevention. 

This Tour focuses on the latest developments in Digital Health (connected care) and Prevention. Visit the innovative top clinical hospital Isala in Zwolle! Learn about Isala’s ambitious ‘Connected Care’ program, which involves moving 10% of the hospital care to the patient’s home – making the most of e-health solutions. Get involved in the latest developments of the hospital’s strategy to make digital health scalable. And learn about the successful program ‘Chance@Home’, in which the hospital’s clinical patients are monitored at home at an ever increasing scale.

After this visit, be inspired by the new concept in Health and Prevention named GROZ Zwolle Zuid. Focus on a vital, healthy and good life. Why wait until care is required, support people to take control of their lifestyle with new ways of living together and organize the neighbourhood. When it comes to prevention, people themselves have an important part to play. Interested in people empowerment programmes based on the input of the residents of Zwolle Zuid together with knowledge institutes, entrepreneurs, care providers, the Municipality of Zwolle, the Province of Overijssel and Health Innovation Park? Join the Zwolle Tour!

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