Secretaris & contact 4TU.Health - Hanneke Bodewes
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.
Delft University of Technology - Prof. Dr. Ir. Richard Goossens
Prof. 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.”
Delft University of Technology - Drs. Emelie van Bentum
Drs. 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.
University of Twente - Prof. Dr. Maroeska Rovers
University of Twente - Prof. Dr. Maroeska Rovers
Scientific Director of the Technical Medical (TechMed) Center at the University of Twente
Maroeska Rovers is the Scientific Director of the Technical Medical (TechMed) Center at the University of Twente. She also is a professor of medical technology and innovation at the Radboudumc, director of Health Innovation Netherlands, and a member of several international boards, such as the scientific committee of Excite international, the IDEAL collaboration, and the Science and Innovation Panel of the EU IHI program.
Her ambition is to contribute to the development of effective, affordable and valuable medical innovations. Her research has been characterized as visionary, innovative, international, and highly productive. In her research, she combines methods and discoveries from various disciplines, such as surgery, epidemiology, health technology assessment, biomedical sciences and policy to make beyond state-of-the-art progress, and then translate these insights into practical tools.
Since the methodology is leading, she is involved in various technological areas, varying from e-health to AI and robotics to implants. Her international (multi-center) projects have shown that she can bring together the joint efforts of internationally leading experts to further develop worldwide innovations. She also has ample experience with the scientific co-ordination of clinical studies, and these studies have demonstrated real impact through the uptake of published findings in international clinical guidelines and by practitioners and methodologists. She is an elected member of the Academia Europe and the Dutch academia of Engineers.
University of Twente - Dr. Anneliene Jonker
Dr. 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 (www.tue.nl/c3te) 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.
Wageningen University & Research - Dr. Guido Camps
Dr. 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.
Wageningen University & Research - Dr. Ir. Agnes Berendsen
Dr. ir. Agnes Berendsen
Assistant Professor, Wageningen University & Research
Agnes Berendsen is a dietician by training and received her degree in Nutrition and Health with a specialization in Nutritional Epidemiology in 2010. Agnes obtained her PhD in dietary patterns and cognitive performance as part of a large European project. During this period, she has been visiting researcher at the School of Medicine, Harvard. As a nutritional epidemiologist, she has ample of experience in conducting human dietary intervention studies as well as establishing and handling data of prospective cohort studies. Currently, she works as Assistant Professor on the physiological changes after bariatric surgery in women with obesity as well as the consequences for their offspring in order to contribute to healthier future generations.