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Healthy and vital aging 

The health care industry faces major challenges. The demand for prevention, faster application of technology and a different way of organizing is great. An increasingly aging population wants to stay healthy 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 we answer it using a strong innovation ecosystem with triple helix collaboration and deploying our key technologies to solve complex health issues. Technology helps with faster detection, better diagnosis and smarter treatment. In Brainport Eindhoven, we work together to deploy technological innovations to get and stay healthy.

MedTech growth engine for the future 

Brainport Eindhoven occupies a leading position in medical technology in the Netherlands. 20.1% of all Dutch MedTech companies are located in North Brabant, the largest concentration of those companies totaling 55% (183 companies) is in Brainport. This is according to the research conducted by the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM), Brainport Development and Rabobank.

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Three key characteristics of the MedTech sector in Brainport Eindhoven

The MedTech sector in Brainport Eindhoven is distinguished by three main characteristics. First, the MedTech companies in Brainport Eindhoven are active in very diverse therapeutic areas and markets. The 'diagnostics and medical imaging techniques' domain is remarkably strongly represented. Over a third of the 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 arising from the strong startup climate in Brainport Eindhoven.

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Strengthening MedTech SMEs 

Brainport Development undertakes initiatives that strengthen the region economically and accelerate innovations. Specifically for Medtech, our task is to strengthen the position, innovative strength and earning power of the MedTech business community. We do this by, among other things:

  1. Testing ideas, preparing a business plan or help with financing. The MedTech market brings specific questions and challenges. Business developers are happy to help you on your way and know the appropriate parties, such as the Brabant Start up Fund.

  2. Bridge between entrepreneurs and hospitals, healthcare institutions, health insurers, etc. Would you like to pitch your business idea to hospitals in the region? Then get in touch and sign up for one of the sessions or participate in the cross-border project Crosscare 2.0 where companies can make use of care trial gardens across the border and a fund to support innovation projects.

  3. Projects and initiatives on crossovers to technologies, such as for example the crossover between Artificial Intelligence and MedTech for SMEs. Companies can also be guided on digitalization issues.

Increasing the market for MedTech companies through joint international marketing. 

Positioning Brainport as a MedTech hub & community building.
Want to know more or join one of these program lines? Please contact Quirine Verstappen at!


What's going on

Follow our LinkedIn page Medical Technology in Brainport Eindhoven to stay up to date on latest developments around Medical Technology in the Brainport region.

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Brainport Development undertakes initiatives that strengthen the region economically and accelerate innovations. Specifically for Medtech, our task is to strengthen the position and earning power of MedTech SMEs.

Join us!

Project Crosscare 2.0

The CrossCare project encourages, supports and accelerates innovations in healthcare. CrossCare contributes to the development and implementation of healthcare innovations by providing a healthcare living lab setting.

More information

Webinar: All the ins and outs regarding reimbursement of your product through health insurance companies

Achmea/Zilveren Kruis takes us into the world of health insurers. What is the focus? What are the criteria? How does it work with reimbursement?

Watch the webinar back here

TechTalk Pioneers in MedTech

How can we create an ecosystem that increases the speed of (high-tech) health innovation and implementation? And why is that so important?

Watch the recap and the entire TechTalk back here

MedTech startup video

Get inspired by the stories of three MedTech startups in Brainport and join the Medtech Hub Brainport to accelerate innovation into business.

Watch the video here

Podcast: A bumpy road to the MedTech marketplace

[Dutch] In this podcast, we give you the tools to further develop your MedTech business. And you'll hear how Brainport Development can help you do that.

Listen to the podcast here!

Join the Medtech Hub Brainport

Get inspired by the stories of MedTech companies in Brainport Eindhoven. Receive invitations to MedTech events. And join the Medtech Hub Brainport to accelerate innovation into business.

In addition, follow our LinkedIn page Medical Technology in Brainport Eindhoven to stay up to date.


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StartUp Stories Brainport - Sara Robotics

In this episode: Maartje Claassen Eradus, general manager of Sara Robotics.

StartUp Stories Brainport - Sara Robotics

In this episode: Maartje Claassen Eradus, general manager of Sara Robotics.

Goal 3

Smart monitor saves babies’ lives in Africa

"We beta-fy the alpha world"

Societal or psychological challenges are being analyzed and calculated more and more effectively, thanks to the computing power of computers and the right data.

"Having more diversity in data science teams is incredibly important"

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom." Hospitals have access to vast amounts of data, but often do not know how to extract valuable information from it.

"We can accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare here"

Ymke de Jong accelerates innovation processes with data and AI.

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

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


Test location for ‘life saving’ 5G network


From light bulb manufacturer to health technology company

Bambi Medical

Gives premature babies a good start


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


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.

Watch the vlogs of our international MedTech pioneers

Vlog Charlotte Kjellander from Sweden

Charlotte works as a research scientist for TNO at Holst Centre. There she is responsible for technological developments in the wearable electronics team. These wearables help guide breathing rhythms, for example.

Watch her vlog

Vlog Mahmoud Khodier from Egypt

Mahmoud works at Philips as an AI & Data Scientist. There, he works on using data to innovate image-guided therapy. These systems help thousands of doctors and hospitals perform minimally invasive surgery.

Watch his vlog

Vlog Néstor Vázquez Bernat from Spain

Application specialist Néstor works at Enpicom. There he contributes to the development of software solutions for analyzing the immune system that protects us from internal threats such as cancer or infections.

Watch his vlog


MedTech Team Brainport - Anne Verhaag