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Innovation in Emerging Medical Devices

Health.E Lighthouse Symposium 8-9 March 2022

Health-e Symposium 2022
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Innovation in medical devices

The paradigm shift towards more decentralized and personal healthcare is causing a breakdown of the former borders between MedTech, and the pharmaceutical and electronic components and systems industries. At these fading borders new medical domains are arising that hold great promise not only for patients, but also for industry.

However, innovation in electronic medical devices is slow. The Health.E lighthouse identified the lack of open technology platforms as one of the main causes. Open technology platforms have propelled innovation in the electronic consumer domain but are almost absent in the medical domain that is still largely relying on costly point solutions.

Health.E Symposium

During the past three years, the ECSEL JU Health.E lighthouse has explored the possibilities, advantages and issues associated with open technology platforms for emerging medical devices. Two workshops have been organized and two whitepapers have been published. The insights will be presented during this symposium. In addition, you can learn about:

  • The view of large compagnies, SMEs, RTOs and the commission on the implementation of innovation for medical devices;

  • How projects that are connected to the Health.E lighthouse implement OTPs for emerging medical domains;

  • OTPs for medical devices that are available right now!


HELoS project team, Health.E lighthouse liase.


8th (afternoon) and 9th (morning) of March 2022.


The symposium will be a hybrid event.
The physical location will be the conference center of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven the Netherlands.

Click here for a site map and travel directions.
The symposium can also be followed online, a link to the registered participants will be send the week before the event.



8th March
  • 12:00 Lunch

  • 13:00 Session 1: Introduction, role of OTPs for innovation in electronic medical devices

    • Ronald Dekker • Health.E lighthouse

    • Rob van Schaijk • Philips / POSITION

    • Jussi Hiltunen • VTT / Medphab

    • Jens Kraus • CSEM

  • 14:30 Break / Poster session, project presentations

  • 15:00 Session 2: RTO perspective

    • Paul Galvin • Tyndall

    • Alexandre Delalleau • CEA Leti

    • Liesbet Lagae • IMEC

    • Thomas Wittenberg • Fraunhofer

  • 16:30 Poster session & reception

  • 18:00 transfer to city center (busses will be available)

  • 19:00 Walking dinner at the Philips Museum center Eindhoven

9th March
  • 9:00 Session 3: Industrial perspective

    • Christine Dufour • XFAB

    • Maartje van der Zalm • Salvia BioElectronics

    • Christoph Hennersperger • OneProjects

    • Johan Feenstra • SMART Photonics

  • 10:30 Break / Poster session, project presentations

  • 11:00 Session 4: European / societal perspective & outlook

    • Patrick Boisseau • MedTech Europe

    • Yves Gigase • Key Digital Technologies (KDT)

    • Peter Zandbergen • ECS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

    • Andreas Lymberis • Head of the EIC (European Innovation Council) Challenge-based Accelerator Sector

  • 12:30 Walking lunch

  • 14:00 Adjourn

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