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

Logo: CHU Saint-Pierre

/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

3D Side

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

Didier de Canniere - MD, PhD, St. Peter's University Hospital


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

Usability engineering for Medical Devices

Tim Ruytjens - achilles design

Getting ready for MDR compliance – Clinical evaluation

Marilyn Hendrickx - genae

Clusters and networks

Azèle Mathieu,, Thierry Ferain, BioWin, Aline Stukkens, Innovatech, Ruth Beckers - MedTech Flanders

Key success factors to raise funds in MedTech

Diane Lejeune, PMV, Anne-Catherine Chevalier, CEF, Pierre Detrixhe, InvestSud Group, Ludwig Camusot - Growth Factor

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

Health & Medical Device Software: how to develop compliance

Steve Eglem, famhp, Johan Goris - SGS CEBEC

How to survive MDR and IVDR

Michael Maier - Medidee

Registration and self-control

Alexandre Jauniaux, Mathieu Royal - afmps

Photo gallery

Ward Callens, Materialise

Azèle Mathieu, & Ruth Beckers, MedTech Flanders

Denis Vandormael, SIRRIS

Marnix Denys, beMedTech