Join the discussion and be at the forefront of a roadmap for the future of skin-related MedTech innovations David Fernandez Rivas

Our skin is not only a protective shield but also a gateway to transformative medical treatments and cosmetic procedures. Following the resounding success of FUOS19, we have gathered luminaries from diverse fields, including healthcare professionals, companies, researchers, policy makers, and investors. Our focus is on engaging the next generation of innovators, the students, who will be the torchbearers of the technologies we dream of today. David Fernandez Rivas


During the full day, you will have access to various sessions and networking opportunities. The program will be updated with special speakers and innovation demonstrations in the near future.

09.30 - 10.00

Informal welcome & registration

10.00 - 11.15

Plenary programme - part 1

  • Welcome & Opening of the event 
  • Keynote lecture 1: Prof. Samir Mitragotri, Harvard University (USA)
  • Keynote lecture 2: Dr. Patrick Anquetil PhD MBA, Portal Instruments (USA)

  • Host introduces day programme

11.15 - 11.30


11.30 - 12.30

Parallel session - round 1

We divide the group into subgroups beforehand and during this time block you participate in theme 1 or theme 2. In smaller groups (about 8-10 people) we break up and discuss the sub-themes in the group (a-b-c). During round 2 you participate in the other theme (possibly in another group).

  1. Society & Technology 
    a. Risks and Impact, Climate change (on e.g., psoriasis, skin cancer, cosmetics, tattooing, etc.)
    b. Hardware and Digital technology integration
    c. Fear about new inventions, ecological footprint (contamination)

  2. Business and Policy
    a. Teaming Up, how Start-up and Big Companies can work together
    b. Investing and Funding (patients’ groups, governmental agencies, private investors)
    c. Innovating and navigating (rules, FDA, MDR, insurance models)

12. 30 - 13.15

lunch Break 

13.15 - 14.15

Parallel session - Round 2

During this time block, you will participate in the other theme (see round 1) that you have not yet participated in. You may be assigned to another group (multiple groups per theme).

  1. Society & Technology 
  2. Business and Policy

14.15 - 14.45


  • Wrapping up all parallel sessions

14.45 - 15.00


15.00 - 19.00

Experience Event (In NL & EN)

  • Multiple inspiring demonstrations by researchers and companies
  • Fireside chat about the challenges in drug delivery via skin and/or other manners
  • Guided tours in the TechMed Centre (visit the simulated centre, OR, IC and more)
  • Pitch the crowd-spot by visionaries
  • Musical wrap-up 
  • Visualisation cartoons about the future under our skin 
  • Matchmaking opportunities
  • Side activities for children 
    Read more of all activities here

Including drinks and bites, presented by Eva Cleven and formal sessions presented by Diederik Jekel


Closing of the event