MTMU 2018

The MedTech Meetup 2018 was held on March 22, 2018. We had the pleasure to welcome outstanding speakers from private and public sectors. The day started with very interesting plenary sessions that gave attendees a glimpse of the future and introducing latest advancement and initiatives in Belgium. The afternoon was dedicated to technical, business and regulatory workshops. During the breaks, the participants had the opportunity to visit exhibitors’ booths and get advised by experts during face-to-face meetings.

Program overview:

Plenary Sessions
/KEYNOTE/ Transhumanism: Progress of mankind or Faustian pact? Anyways an opportunity that can’t be missed
Didier de Canniere, MD, PhD, St. Peter’s University Hospital
How to design and manufacture just-in-time what the surgeon precisely needs?
An-Katrien Braeken, 3D-SIDE
Regulatory challenges of 3D printing for market access
Ward Callens, Materialise
Miracor : a positive follow-on financing for an interventional cardiology start-up active in a massive market
Olivier Delporte, Miracor Medical
Active implantable devices and its main challenges. Setting up an eco-system to grasp the potential
Carl van Himbeeck, Cochlear
HealthTech.Belgium, Test.Innovate.Fast
Carole Absil, AGORIA
HealthTech.Belgium, Test.Innovate.Fast
Marnix Denys, beMedTech

Engineering for healthcare: from the idea to the pre-series
Denis Vandormael, SIRRIS
 Clusters and networks
Azèle Mathieu,; Thierry Ferain, BioWin;
Aline Stukkens, Innovatech; Ruth Beckers, MedTech Flanders
Health & Medical Device Software: how to develop compliance
Steve Eglem, famhp; Johan Goris, SGS CEBEC
Usability engineering for Medical Devices
Tim Ruytjens, achilles design
Key success factors to raise funds in MedTech
Diane Lejeune, PMV; Anne-Catherine Chevalier, CEF;
Pierre Detrixhe, InvestSud Group; Ludwig Camusot, Growth Factor
How to survive MDR and IVDR
Michael Maier, Medidee
Getting ready for MDR compliance – Clinical evaluation
Marilyn Hendrickx, genae
Digital Health startups in Belgium, an ecoystem analysis by ING and
Philippe Rangoni, Startups.beRound Table
Azèle Mathieu,; Arnaud Termonia, Pôle Santé at ULB; Charles-Eric Winandy, Move Up
Registration and self-control
Alexandre Jauniaux, Mathieu Royal, afmps