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4TU.Health PhD Competition

Wednesday 15 February until 23 March 2023

4TU.Health PhD competition

Explore new topics for and strengthen the already existing collaboration between 4TU institutions at PhD level.

To stimulate further collaboration between 4TU institutes, 4TU.Health will organize a digital poster presentation. As such we would like to challenge PhD students in the domain of health and tech, to present their research in an open, engaging manner. Via Zoom, participants are given the opportunity to present their poster and view the posters of others. The posters will also be 'hanged' online, prior to the presentation. The link to this gallery will be distributed among the institutes so that all researchers can take note of the research within the 4TUs in the field of health. This is your chance to win 5000 euro, to be spent on a collaboration (research) project of choice, with a PhD candidate from another TU!

Poster Gallery

An overview of all participating PhD students can be viewed via the button below. A total of 44 posters have been submitted and these are listed in alphabetical order (University of Twente; TU Eindhoven; TU Delft; Wageningen University and Research)

Participants in this competition will review (min) 4 posters of other participants (2 will be assigned and minimal 2 posters are of your own choice, but you don't know this person).

You can still view the poster gallery, but no longer rate these posters.

Click here for the Poster Gallery

Timeline of the competition

1. Poster submission

  • Deadline is closed

2. Poster Gallery & assessment

  • Poster gallery open 
  • Participants evaluate assigned posters of other participants
  • Deadline is closed (March 10)

3. Final day of the 4TU.Health PhD competition

  • Date: March 23, 2023
  • Time: 1.30 PM - 4.15 PM 
    • 1.30 PM - 1.40 PM: Online doors open
    • 1.40 PM - 2 PM: Welcome & introduction  
    • 2 PM - 2.45 PM: 8 Poster presentations in break-out rooms
    • 2.45 PM - 3 PM: Break
    • 3 PM - 3.45 PM: Final 8 poster presentations
    • 3.45 PM - 4 PM: Presentation on valorisation
    • 4 PM - 4.15 PM: Selection of best posters and award ceremony

  • Format: Digital event
  • Location: All submitted posters receive a link to the Livestream prior to the event.

Guidelines & Criteria

Assessment criteria

In this assessment, PhD students give a ranking of 1 to 5 points based on scientific content (innovativeness, outcomes, relevance and presentation) as well as the potential for future work in the area of health and tech. Lastly, the evaluator can indicate if they see the potential to work together, and if so, provide ideas and suggestions to work together with other PhD students from 4TU partners. The highest-ranked posters will also be evaluated by the board members of 4TU.Health.

What will you win?

The top three posters (as defined by the highest score from the reviewers) will each win € 5000,- to spend on your own research project of choice, together with a PhD student of another organization. In addition to the prize, the winner will receive the evaluator’s suggestions on potential joint work, as provided in the evaluation report, and, if relevant, use this information to select another PhD student within the 4TU institutions to collaborate with. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Application form

To participate in this competition you have to register via the link below. You also have to upload your poster in this form. Please take into account the following aspects:


For more information and questions on this competition, please contact Guido Camps or Anneliene Jonker.