Medical Robotics – ongoing topics
Acceptance of social robotics in healthcare
Funding opportunities for healthcare robotics within DIH-HERO and beyond
Funding and startup incubators
Horizon 2020 healthcare robotics projects
19/05/2021 07:00 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 07:15 +00:00
(19/05/2021 07:00 +00:00)
| 5 Attendees
19/05/2021 07:15 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 09:15 +00:00
(19/05/2021 07:15 +00:00)
| 6 Attendees
Medical Robotics – ongoing topics
Zbigniew Nawrat
professor IPS FRK - craative director FRK, Fundacja Rozwoju Kardiochirurgii Zbigniewa Religi
Bartlomiej Stanczyk
Krzysztof Cygoń
Michael Mikulski
Prof. Arianna Menciassi
Prof. Dr. Dr.hc Konrad Karcz
Paola Boscolo

This session is about robots that serve doctors and their patients told by inventors, producers and users of robots. The past (that is, about the troubles and joys of creating), the present (barriers and successes) and the future (challenges, that is about robots which are missing on the market) – in discussions with the important players on the stage.

19/05/2021 09:15 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 09:30 +00:00
(19/05/2021 09:15 +00:00)
| 2 Attendees
19/05/2021 09:30 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 10:30 +00:00
(19/05/2021 09:30 +00:00)
| 5 Attendees
Acceptance of social robotics in healthcare
Peter Wolf
Michael Früh
Ronny Martin
Daniel Christensen
Brecht Vermeulen
Lab manager, imec, Ghent University

This discussion is about implementing robotic solutions in a clinical and nursery environment. How is the acceptance of robotic solutions by end users in the clinical and healthcare environment? What are the challenges and how can we solve problems? Experiences and success stories will be presented by manufacturers and discussed with experts. 

19/05/2021 11:30 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 12:15 +00:00
(19/05/2021 11:30 +00:00)
| 5 Attendees
Funding opportunities for healthcare robotics within DIH-HERO and beyond
Maren Bödding
Project Manager DIH-HERO, University of Twente
Maria Luisa Carosso
EU Grants Advisor, University of Twente

Do you want to learn more about the current open calls for financial support to third parties within DIH-HERO and also are interested in the general funding opportunities for healthcare robotics within the Horizon Europe Programme? 

Join this session about the funding for healthcare robotics within DIH-HERO and beyond. 

19/05/2021 12:15 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 13:45 +00:00
(19/05/2021 12:15 +00:00)
| 8 Attendees
Funding and startup incubators

This session will give an overview of the services of national EU-offices and European incubator hubs for startups and SMV’s. We will also present the experiences of companies having raised from startup to commercial. What worked, what did not? 



19/05/2021 14:00 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 15:30 +00:00
(19/05/2021 14:00 +00:00)
| 6 Attendees
Horizon 2020 healthcare robotics projects

The session will present ongoing Horizon 2020 European projects in healthcare robotics. These projects highlight the actual challenges in healthcare and developing technologies that will contribute to the wider adoption of robotics technologies in healthcare. Leading European researchers will provide insight into hospitals of the future and technologies that lead a new revolution in prevention and healthcare. 

19/05/2021 15:35 +00:00 - 19/05/2021 15:40 +00:00
(19/05/2021 15:35 +00:00)
| 2 Attendees
Certification and Standards
Technology and test environments
DIH-HERO success stories - innovative projects in healthcare robotics
EU Topic Group: Future roadmap for healthcare robotics
20/05/2021 07:00 +00:00 - 20/05/2021 08:45 +00:00
(20/05/2021 07:00 +00:00)
| 8 Attendees
Certification and Standards
Thierry Keller
Head of Department; TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
Anthony Remazeilles
TECNALIA Research & Innovation
Jan Veneman
Technical Project Manager, Hocoma AG
Eduard Fosch
Assistant Professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies, Leiden University
Hadassah Drukarch
Research Assistant at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies, Leiden University
Gerdienke Prange
senior researcher Rehabilitation Technology (with COVR project), Roessingh Research and Development

The session will inform about ongoing activities from members and partners of DIH-HERO regarding certification of hardware and software in healthcare robotics and standardisation and best practices in that field. Special topics will be standards related to security and safety for healthcare robotics, preliminary results from a study about gaps and inconsistencies in standards for personal care robots and rehabilitation robots, and news in standardisation for rehabilitation robotics. 
After some presentations, the panellists will discuss with the attendees experiences and needs for industrial standards, best practices, and certification that can be taken into account for future work in DIH-HERO.

20/05/2021 09:00 +00:00 - 20/05/2021 10:30 +00:00
(20/05/2021 09:00 +00:00)
| 7 Attendees
Technology and test environments
Armin Schäfer
Researcher, Fraunhofer PAMB
Brecht Vermeulen
Lab manager, imec, Ghent University
Michele Xiloyannis
Stamatia Giannarou
Christopher Schlenk
Prof. Arianna Menciassi
Kasper Camillus Jeppesen

This session gives a neutral introduction of typical, necessary technologies for medical robotics. It will describe requirements and possibilities as well as pitfalls to avoid. It aims to give an overview of the market and how DIH-HERO can help you navigate it.



  • Dr. Stamatia Giannarou, Imperial College London – Imaging and sensing technology
  • Kasper Camillus Jeppesen, Danish Technological Institute – Mobile platforms
  • Christopher Schlenk, German Aerospace Center– Handling systems and robot arms 
  • Prof. Arianna Menciassi, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies – Micro robotics close to patient
  • Michele Xiloyannis, ETH Zürich – Exoskeletons 
  • Brecht Vermeulen, imec Ghent – Test environments
20/05/2021 12:00 +00:00 - 20/05/2021 13:30 +00:00
(20/05/2021 12:00 +00:00)
| 4 Attendees
DIH-HERO success stories - innovative projects in healthcare robotics
Kosta Jovanovic
Asst. Prof., University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering
Jacob Mortensen
Koen Beyers
Prof. Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu
Andreas Rothfuss
Dr. Ivan Gligorijević
CEO, mBrainTrain LLC
Dr. Alessandro Di Fava
Egi Utheim

The session will present how European companies respond to emerging healthcare challenges as robotic disinfection or vaccination within the framework of DIH-HERO project. The session will point out how the DIH-HERO network supports connectivity and stimulate innovations in robotic healthcare domains: diagnostics, rehabilitation, intervention, or support to patients and medical doctors. Participants will learn from our participant companies: How did they make it? What were the challenges? What is their advice?  


  • Blue Ocean Robotics 
  • Voxdale 
  • ROPCA Holding 
  • BEC GmbH 
  • mBrainTrain 
  • PAL Robotics 
  • Halodi Robotics
20/05/2021 13:45 +00:00 - 20/05/2021 14:15 +00:00
(20/05/2021 13:45 +00:00)
| 3 Attendees
EU Topic Group: Future roadmap for healthcare robotics

Healthcare Robotics is an advancing field with many opportunities in diagnostics, intervention, rehabilitation and supportive applications. Main challenges include understanding of the healthcare processes in great detail, identifying the real needs of the healthcare professionals and systems, at deploying robotics in healthcare environments, and in the robotic technologies and their limitations in interaction, perception, safety, and security. This workshop gives an interesting insight in the EU Topic Group activities to bundle forces across Europe, focusing on the roadmap process to embed innovations into clinical practice during the upcoming 5-10 years.

20/05/2021 14:30 +00:00 - 20/05/2021 14:45 +00:00
(20/05/2021 14:30 +00:00)
| 2 Attendees