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4TU.Health - Team

4TU.Health Directing Group

Directing Group
University of Twente - Prof.Dr.Ir. Nico Verdonschot

4TU.Health - Nico Nico Verdonschot 
Scientific Director of  the Technical Medical Centre/University of Twente

Nico Verdonschot is the Scientific Director of the Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre at the University of Twente. He is a Full Professor of orthopaedic-biomechanics at the Radboudumc and a Professor of implant biomechanics at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Twente, focussing on biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system.

Since 2016, he is a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.  In 2018, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Aalborg University, Denmark.    

He is chairman of which is representing the health-related research performed at the Federation of Technical Universities in The Netherlands (‘4TU’). Furthermore, he is chairing the steering group ‘MedTechNL’ which is a large consortium of stakeholders that is creating a national program for Medical Technology that is required to make healthcare sustainable and providing an economic impulse to the MedTech industry in The Netherlands.

Eindhoven University of Technology - Ir. Carmen van Vilsteren

ir. Carmen van Vilsteren
TU/e Director Health, Chair Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC)

Carmen van Vilsteren received her degree in Industrial Engineering and Design with honours in 1985 from Delft University of Technology. In her role as Director Health at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), she combines her knowledge of setting up innovation programs and public-private partnerships with scientific research such as Eindhoven Medtech Center – e/MTIC. Furthermore, Carmen van Vilsteren is chair of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health. She has extensive experience in the medical industry, including Philips as CEO and co-founder of Microsure.

Delft University of Technology - Prof. Dr. Ir. Richard Goossens

4TU.Health - Richard GoossensProf. Dr. Ir. Richard Goossens
Full professor Physical Ergonomics, Delft University of Technology  | Department of Human-Centered Design 

Program Director Convergence Health & Technology, Delft University of Technology, Erasmus Medical Center and Erasmus University Rotterdam

Chair Delft Health Initiative, Delft University of Technology 

Richard Goossens is a full professor of Physical Ergonomics since 2009 at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. The emphasis of his research is on ergonomics/human factors in relation to product innovation in order to establish safe, comfortable and error-free task fulfilment in complex multi-user situations in a medical setting. The goal is to generate design requirements, methods and products (services). The requirements should anticipate the implementation of these products on a large scale and daily use. In 2012 he was appointed a Medical Delta professor (with an extra appointment in Erasmus Medical Center). From 2017 onwards he is the Chair of the Delft Health Initiative with its mission to bring together researchers involved in health research and innovation, in order to focus TU Delft expertise and contribute to pioneering health technologies within relevant (inter)national research programs.
His motto: “In the end, there is a solution for everything.”

Wageningen University & Research - Dr. Guido Camps

4TU.Health - Guido CampsDr. Guido Camps
Researcher, Wageningen University & Research 

Guido Camps has a background in Veterinary Medicine, Artificial Intelligence and obtained his PhD in MRI analysis of digestion. His current research line focuses on applying technology to elevate nutrition research, from machine vision of chewing behavior to smart wearables relating to stress.

Secretaris 4TU.Health - Hanneke Bodewes

Secretaris 4TU.Health

Hanneke Bodewes has ample experience in the field of research and innovation policy, especially in health sciences and the development of public-private partnerships. Hanneke has been working with the TUs for three years now (University of Twente) and has been involved in the development of 4TU.Health from the start. She is our go-to person for any questions concerning 4TU.Health, our work field and our partnerships.

Supporting Group
University of Twente - Dr. Anneliene Jonker

4TU.Health - Anneliene JonkerDr. Anneliene Jonker
Funding and Strategy Officer of the Technical Medical Centre/University of Twente

Anneliene Jonker, PhD, is the Funding and Strategy Officer of the TechMed Centre, at the University of Twente, in Enschede, The Netherlands. In this position, she is responsible for setting up strategies for different researchers in the personalized medicine-, medtech, and rare diseases domain, working with academic and industrial researchers, and she assists in the constitution of new collaborations with different stakeholders, to create new research and implementation projects. She is also the Programme Lead for the Technologies for Personalized Medicine program at the university, in which she works in positioning the role of key enabling technologies of the University of Twente in the field of personalized medicine.

Eindhoven University of Technology - Dr. Noortje Bax

Dr. Noortje Bax
Project Officer for the Center for Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te)

Noortje Bax received her degree in (Medical) Biology (2006) from Radboud University Nijmegen. She developed herself as a researcher with an extensive track record in cardiac and cell biology, by receiving a PhD-degree (2011) from the Leiden University Medical Center. She continued her scientific career at Eindhoven University of Technology (dep. BME). At her adventures trip in science, Noortje learned that close collaborations and the creation of synergy between technology and biomedical science will lead to expansion of collective knowledge leading to sustainable improvement of healthcare. As project officer, she supports researchers within the care & cure domain ( within dep. of Electrical Engineering and dep. of Applied to expend synergistic partnerships with medical centers and industry that are crucial to create novel healthcare technologies.

TU Delft - Drs. Emelie van Bentum

4TU.Health - Emelie van BentumDrs. Emelie van Bentum
Secretaris Delft Health Initiative

Since 2014 working at TU Delft, currently in 2 roles; on the one hand executive secretary of the Delft Health Initiative, the initiative that brings together researchers involved in health research and innovation. And otherwise working at the TU Delft Impact& Innovation Centre within the team Corporate Innovation the role of TKI-coordinator; responsible for the Public-Private Partnerships in cooperation with the Top Sectors. Background in Healthcare, Policy & Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and >10years working experience in Pharma and for-profit business.