The program and all presentations will be held in Dutch.


The event is open at 10.00.

Opening (10.30 - 11.30)

Onno van Veldhuizen Eddy van Hijum Ed Brinksma
Mayor of Enschede Provincial Executive of Overijssel Rector Magnificus at University of Twente


Vanessa Evers
University of Twente
"Socially Intelligent Robots"


Vanessa Evers is one of Europe's 50 most influential women in technology and a keynote speaker at the latest World Economic Forum. She is a professor at the University of Twente and her research area is on the interaction between humans and robots.


Smart Industrial and Collaborative Robots (11.30 - 12.30)

Mark Peters Martin van den Heuvel
IJssel Technologie Shell Projects & Technology
"How to utilize robots 'smartly' in industry"  "Robots for maintenance and inspections of pressurized equipment in oil and gas"



Robotics in Healthcare (13.45 - 16.00)

Hans Rietman Jorrit Ebben Koert de Jong
Roessingh Research and Development SIZA University Medical Center Groningen

“Rehabilitation with robots: is the therapist replaceable?"

"Collaboration between robot, user, and technician"

"Needlesteering with robotics; the new treatment for liver tumors"


Panel Discussion (16.00 - 16.45)

Stefano Stramigioli
Dirk Bekke Maarten Essers Stefano Stramigioli



Engie University of Twente,
Robotics and Mechatronics
Jorrit Ebben Tjibbe Bouma Herman Wilmink
SIZA & CZ SPRINT Robotics Schuitemaker