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Healthy and vital ageing
The healthcare sector is facing major challenges. The demand for prevention, faster application of technology and a different way of organizing things is high. An increasingly older population wants to stay healthy for as long as possible. This is not only the challenge of Brainport Eindhoven but of the entire world.

What makes Brainport unique is the way in which we respond to it with the help of a strong innovation ecosystem with triple helix collaboration and the deployment of our key technologies for solving complex health issues. Technology helps with faster detection, better diagnosis and smarter treatment. In Brainport Eindhoven we are working together to use technological innovations to get and stay healthy.

The coming years 

A large number of companies and organizations in Brainport Eindhoven is working on medical technologies. The MedTech sector consists of a valuable mix of OEMS, suppliers, SMEs and scale- and startups that are closely cooperating with each other and with knowledge and educational institutes, such as the Eindhoven University of Technology and TNO. They are focusing, among others, on sensors for monitoring and diagnosis, medical imaging, robotics and regenerative medicine. The coming years, Brainport Development will focus on enhancing a Brainport MedTech cluster by e.g. connecting parties and by contributing to international marketing.

Furthermore, we, as a region, are working towards future proofing the care chain by combining smart technology solutions focused on health, care and vitality with a well-organized network of companies, organizations and public authorities that have joined forces under the umbrella of Coöperatie Slimmer Leven (Cooperative Smarter Living). The Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC) is another great example of a successful cooperation between care institutions, the industry and knowledge institutes. The e/MTIC is creating a health data platform to ensure the right care is provided at the right place and to enable the improvement of diagnoses and treatments and the further development of innovations. 

 

MedTech sector in Brainport Eindhoven

Brainport Eindhoven occupies a leading position in the Netherlands in medical technology. The MedTech sector is distinguished by three important characteristics. First, the MedTech companies in Brainport Eindhoven are active in very diverse therapeutic areas and markets. The domain 'diagnostics and medical imaging techniques' is remarkably strongly represented. More than a third of MedTech companies (>100) are active in the chain of complex mechanical engineering (systems engineering, electronics, embedded systems, engineering and manufacturing technology). Finally, in addition to a few corporates, the ecosystem includes a large number of medical technology startups that arise from the strong startup climate in Brainport Eindhoven.

Discover our best practices below

Med tech start-ups need to have easier access to hospitals

The world's first automated high throughput tissue dissector

Medtech startup Xyall launches, together with technology partner Sioux, a new system for precision diagnostics.

Spinoff Juno develops artificial womb

Dutch scientists are working on an incubator 2.0

View Derma

Ultra-early detection of skin cancer using multispectral camera and AI algorithms from View Derma

Goal 3

Smart monitor saves babies’ lives in Africa

Developing healthcare solutions in close collaboration with hospitals

Help hospitals optimize care by analyzing data

Wireless sensor technology likely to cause a revolution in neuroscience

Touching people's lives by improving healthcare

A high tech band-aid on an open wound

Plasmacure develops a product that treats wounds with cold plasma

Micro technology for non-invasive (anti) conception

Milestone in the development of contraception of the future

For Tech United, developing advanced robotics is all part of an exciting game

Bringing a 3D printed product to the medtech market together

A lab-on-chip, an intervertebral disc, or an ultra-thin grid in an X-ray machine.

Salvia BioElectronics

Salvia develops a pacemaker to counter attacks of migraine

5G HUB

Test location for ‘life saving’ 5G network

Philips

From light bulb manufacturer to health technology company

Bambi Medical

Gives premature babies a good start

Preceyes

'A robot in my eye!' Preceyes develops surgical robots

Xeltis

Heart valve operations may not be necessary in the future

Pulmonary ultrasound enhanced with AI for detection of COVID-19

Using AI-controlled lung echo

Mass-scale testing for Covid-19 thanks to integrated photonics

Point-of-care testen zijn dé heilige graal van de medische diagnostiek.

Strengthen MedTech SME ecosystem

Brainport Development focuses on bringing medical technology companies together from the power of the ecosystem. If SMEs join in, this can strengthen the position and earning capacity of these companies.

We do this by:

  1. A platform for early stage start-ups to pitch business ideas to hospitals in the region. Interested? (Marielle Sleumer m.sleumer@brainportdevelopment.nl)
  2. An Artificial Intelligence program for MedTech SMEs. (Ronnie Kuppens r.kuppens@brainportdevelopment.nl)
  3. Increasing the sales market for MedTech companies on the basis of joint marketing. (Ronnie Kuppens r.kuppens@brainportdevelopment.nl)
  4. Positioning Brainport as a MedTech hub & community building. (Quirine Verstappen q.verstappen@brainportdevelopment.nl)

Would you like to know more or join one of these program lines? Then contact us!

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MedTech Team Brainport - Anne Verhaag

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