Health & Bioengineering

The EuroTech Universities each engage in multi-scale approaches towards patient care and public health, spanning research and development, services, technology transfer and public as well as professional education. Successful applications embrace not only the medical and biological but also the social, ethical, legal and economic dimensions of this field. They combine new technologies in life sciences, engineering, informatics and communication, ensuring a number of opportunities for high-level interdisciplinary research and innovation.


The Alliance has highlighted its expertise in Health & Bioengineering on a number of occasions:



EuroTech Universities Working Groups are active in a number of medical research fields, such as Ambient Assisted Living, Health Gaming, Soundcare as well as imaging technologies, ranging from In Vivo Imaging, Multi-Model Functional Bio-Photonic Imaging to Translational Brain Imaging and Integrating Imaging Processes. The Brussels Office hosted and co-organized a series of workshops with and for researchers active in the field:


  • The EuroTech Universities project Multimodal, Functional Bio-Photonic Imaging (FBI) coordinated by DTU was initiated on 01.10.2016. The project brings together companies like NKT Photonics, Philips and Zeiss to collaborate with the four EuroTech Universities, a hospital and selected international research centers on fostering a new generation of young researchers on an emerging imaging platform and translating it into clinical and biological applications. During the next four years, 15 early stage researchers will benefit from the research environment and facilities offered by the consortium. Read more
  • The EuroTech Universities project Translational Brain Imaging Training Network (TRABIT) is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral joint effort of computational scientists, clinicians, and the industry in the field of neuroimaging. The project aims to provide a new generation of innovative and entrepreneurial early-stage researchers (ESRs) to bring quantitative image computing methods into the clinic, enabling improved healthcare delivery to patients with brain disease. The proposed network brings together internationally leading groups in biomedical image computing; some of Europe's most renowned research hospitals; and important players from the medical imaging industry. Through this network, each of TRABIT's ESRs will have access to the most relevant experts from industry, academia, and hospitals, as well as large collections of clinical neuroimaging data, facilitating the evaluation of the true clinical relevance and impact of the investigated computational methods





  • The EuroTech Universities project REACH succeeded in securing EU funding from Horizon2020. The project “Responsive Engagement of the Elderly Promoting Activity and Customized Healthcare” (REACH), involves all four EuroTech Universities (coordinated by TUM) and 17 other partners from industry and research institutes. The project, which resulted from the first workshop on Personalized Healthcare organized by the Brussels Office in October 2013, will receive €4.588 million from H2020 for a period of four years. Read more

Drawing: Chair of Building Realization and Robotics/ W. Pan & T. Bock



Key Experts Involved

REACH & Active & Assisted Living:

DTU – Henning Boje Andersen, Professor for Management Engineering
EPFL – Pearl Pu, Head of Group Faculty of Computer and Communication Science
TU/e – Yuan Lu, Business Process Design
TUM – Thomas Bock (coordinator), Professor for Building Realization and Robotics

Bio-imaging & FBI:
DTU – Peter Andersen (coordinator), Senior Researcher Department of Photonics Engineering
EPFL - Sylvie Roke, Julia Jacobi Chair in Photomedicine
TU/e - Erwin Bente, Chair for Laser Based Photonic Integrated Circuits
TUM – Vasilis Ntziachristos, Chair for Biological Imaging

DTU – Koen van Lemput (coordinator), Associate Professor Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
EPFL - Jean-Philippe Thiran, Professor at the Signal Processing Lab
TU/e - Josien Pluim, Full Professor for Medical Imaging
TUM - Björn Menze, Assistant Professor for Image-Based Biomedical Modelling


Photo: Andreas Heddergott



For more information please contact:
REACH: Katharina Langosch
Brussels Office: Alex van Nieuwland