About the Event

A half-day workshop open to any legal entity from Belgium or Luxembourg involved in healthcare robotics (not limited to social, surgical or exoskeletons!). The workshop provides information about the DIH-HERO project, its network and funded calls for experiments that will start in October 2019.

The event includes keynote presentations from Fraunhofer IPA, Axiles Bionics, the University Hospital of Brussels and Imperial College London on different topics of healthcare robotics innovation. 


11:45-12:30 Registration and Badges 
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Networking 
13:00-13:20 DIH-HERO: Pan-european innovation for healthcare robotics; Dr. Keshav Chintamani, IMEC
13:25-13:45 Being a Belgian healthcare robotics startup; Pierre Charelle, CEO, Axile Bionics
13:50-14:10 The DIH around Fraunhofer IPA; Dr. Christian Reis, Deputy Director, Fraunhofer IPA
14:15-14:35 End-user insights from regional Robotics: Robocure; Dr. Inge Gies, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
14:40-15:00 DIH-HERO Open Calls for Experiments; Dr. Brecht Vermeulen, IMEC
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break 
15:15-15:35 Examples of Services from other Hubs;  DIH-HERO Partner (To be confirmed)
15:40-16:10 Group brainstorming and networking 
16:10-17:00 Tour of ORSI and Wrap-up 

Intended Participants

Due to limited seats, tickets are issued on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

You are welcome to attend if you are:

  1. A company developing and selling healthcare robotics and directly related technology
  2. A health-care end-user or healthcare organisation (surgeon, care-home, hospital)
  3. Working on healthcare policy, legal, socio-ethics, socio-economics or public health.
  4. A researcher creating the next generation of cutting edge healthcare technology

More information and registration.