To grow old in good health it is important to participate in society both professionally and socially. A long stay in a hospital can limit this. Minimally invasive medical interventions, ie treatments with minimally invasive methods and resources that have the least possible impact on the patient, can offer a solution here. Effective minimally invasive interventions with as little collateral damage as possible for the patient shorten the hospital stay and give citizens the opportunity to participate actively in society again quickly.
KIC call for research into minimally invasive interventions in healthcare with the use of key technologies
The new KIC call 'Key technologies for minimally invasive interventions in healthcare', organised by NWO, focuses on the transition from invasive to minimally invasive interventions, on the development of smart medical technology that makes interventions possible with minimally invasive methods and resources and minimal collateral damage for the patient. Examples are new approaches with robotic support, image-guided interventions, sensor- and actuator-driven treatments or new micro-mechanical surgical equipment.
The use of key technologies can help improve minimally invasive treatments and limit collateral damage for the patient. This call for proposals concerns the key technologies:
- Sensors and Actuators
- Image-forming techniques
- Integrated photonics
Public-private research should focus on the development of new innovative technologies or the innovative combination of existing technologies so that they can be applied in a clinical environment. The development of supporting (digital) technologies is also possible. At least one of the key technologies mentioned above must be used.
- A matchmaking/information will take place on March 17th
- The deadline for submitting preproposals is May 16, 2022
- The deadline for the submission of full proposals is September 27, 2022
More information (guidelines, budget, deadlines)
This call for proposals is in line with the mission-driven innovation policy of the Dutch government, in particular the widely supported program MedTechNL and the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (KIA) Key Enabling Technologies of the Top Sector HTSM. This is in line with the mission-driven innovation policy of the central mission of the Top Sector Life Science and Health (Health~Holland).
KIA Key Enabling Technologies
Holland High Tech (TKI HTSM) coordinates the implementation of the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (KIA) Key Enabling Technologies. The KIA-ST core team supervises the substantive implementation.
Knowledge and Innovation Covenant (KIC)
The NWO research program KIC stands for groundbreaking innovative solutions with social and economic impact. Companies, knowledge institutions and governments invest together in the commercial application of knowledge in order to tackle major societal challenges with smart technologies. This is how we secure jobs and income in the future. This is laid down in the Knowledge and Innovation Covenant (KIC) 2020-2023, which is in line with the mission-driven top sectors and innovation policy of the national government. NWO brings companies and knowledge institutions together and finances groundbreaking research based on their innovative, impactful research proposals. Read more