DMD Europe 2017

for medical devices

14 - 15 November 2017

High Tech Campus - Eindhoven - The Netherlands

Microfabrication drives innovation for medical devices

You are very welcome to

join us at this special edition of the Design of Medical Devices Europe conference that is jointly organized by the Delft University of Technology and Royal Philips.

The venue of the conference this year is the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which is the heart of one of one of the most innovative areas in the world where some 10.000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs employed by more than 150 companies and institutes work on innovative products and technologies.

The central theme of the conference emphasizes the increasing importance of microfabrication for future medical instruments. Two large European initiatives “INCITE” and “InForMed,” aimed at accelerating innovation in this field by developing open technology platforms and technologies, will share results and experiences in a special sessions.

In the evening we will visit the old factory where Philips started producing light bulbs in 1891. After that you will have the opportunity to enlighten yourself by visiting the spectacular “GLOW” festival, where every year artists and designers celebrate the special relation of light with Eindhoven, the birthplace of Royal Philips Electronics.


Ronald Dekker

Ronald Dekker

Conference Chair

Ronald Dekker received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven and his PhD from the Technical University of Delft. He joined Philips Research in 1988 where he worked on the development of RF technologies for mobile communication. Since 2000 his focus shifted to the integration of complex electronic sensor functionality on the tip of the smallest minimal invasive instruments such as catheters and guide-wires. In 2007 he was appointed part time professor at the Technical University of Delft with a focus on Organ-on-Chip devices. He published in leading Journals and conferences and holds in excess of 50 patents.

Sieger Swaving

Sieger Swaving

InForMed project coordinator

Sieger Swaving received his MSc in physics (cum laude) at the University of Twente in Enschede. In 1985 he joined Philips Research, where he worked on semiconductor process characterization and transistor modelling. Subsequently he held managerial positions within several Philips businesses, ranging from R&D to engineering and manufacturing in the fields of CRT, LCD and OLED. In 2005 he returned to Philips Research and later on to Philips Innovation Services to lead a technology supporting group on device processing, assembly and prototyping covering a very broad application area from displays and LED lighting to microfluidics and minimally invasive medical instruments. Presently his focus is in project management and subsidy programs.

Katia Donato

Katia Donato

INCITE project coordinator

Katia Donato is a scientist and a project manager working for 6 years at Philips Research in the field of diagnostic and interventional imaging. Prior to joining Philips she worked in the field of radiation oncology and radiotherapy treatment optimization. Since 2012 she is focusing on integration of ultrasound sensors in smart medical devices for diagnostic, intervention, therapy and monitoring. In her current role she is leading the ENIAC project INCITE on smart catheters and surgical devices.