European HealthTech innovation center
"ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS THAT IMPROVE HEALTHCARE"
HealthTech Innovation Conference 2023
We would like to invite you to participate in the XII International Scientific Conference “HealthTech Innovation Conference”, which will take place on 9-10 October in the European HealthTech Innovation Centre in Zabrze. The event is a continuation of the “Innovations in Biomedical Engineering” conference, which has been organised since 2016.
The conference is held under the patronage of:
- Marshall of the Silesian Voivodship Jakub Chełstowski
- Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk, D.Sc.
- Rector of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Prof. Tomasz Szczepański, MD, PhD
- Mayor of the City of Zabrze, Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik
The event partner of this year’s conference is the Silesian Voivodeship, which is linked to the celebration of the Year of Science 2023 in the Silesian Voivodeship. Recognising the need to carry out activities aimed at strengthening and popularising science, the Council of the Silesian Voivodeship, by Resolution No. VI/52/12/2022 of 19 December 2022, proclaimed the year 2023 as the Year of Science in the Silesian Voivodeship.
The conference is an event that gathers 200-250 participants every year and is a place of integration and strengthening of cooperation between biomedical engineers and representatives of medical centres in the field of innovative technologies applicable to medicine and sport. Conference topics include areas related to biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, biomechatronics, bioelectronics, biomaterials, medical robots, military technologies, engineering support for medical procedures, sports training planning and rehabilitation. The event includes commissioned papers presented by speakers of high international standing.
The overall aim of the conference is to stimulate the development of new technologies for human health, to identify the current needs of the healthcare system and to exchange experiences.
European HealthTech Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art R&D center
of the Silesian University of Technology.
The mission and purpose of EHTIC is to create a platform for integration of the R&D capacity and capability of the ultra-modern laboratories, the scientific potential of the research teams of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology with business entities and other R&D units engaged in the healthcare area.
Our objectives are:
“The Silesian University of Technology is constantly responding to the changing needs of society by combining science and practice of continuous activities for the benefit of the society. EHTIC is a kind of a forge of solutions to the most important health challenges, such as the aging society. We develop and implement projects that will both ease the burden on the health care system and contribute to better treatment of patients. It is here that both Polish and foreign companies find research facilities for the development of their ideas in the field of medicine, or health in its broad concept.”
Designed as an intelligent and energy-efficient edifice with a compact structure and aesthetics, it is 58.5m long, 23.5m wide and 18m high. The total area of the building is over 4,000m2 and its volume is about 22,000m3. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on May 20, 2020 and the construction of the facilities has been completed in September 2021.
EHTIC infrastructure is unique in Central and Eastern Europe. It consists of several ultramodern laboratories equipped with the world-class technology, hardware and software, able to design and develop breakthrough innovations to be implemented in medicine and healthcare industry, especially in the areas such as bioinformatics, bioelectronics, biomechanics and biomaterials.
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Team of experienced engineers
The value of EHTIC lies primarily in its enormous human potential, which consists of specialized scientific and research teams of biomedical engineers. These are outstanding scientists with proven experience, but also vision and passion for finding solutions to the challenges in prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation faced by the modern world of medicine, sport and defence industry.
Ultra-modern, spacious and comfortable interior equipped with high-end audio-visual equipment allows the organization of conferences, scientific meetings, seminars, workshops, courses or training for nearly 200 people.