About us

TOPFIT is a strategic open innovation consortium whose partner organizations in and from the Eastern Netherlands operate as pacesetters in the Eastern Dutch healthcare innovation ecosystem and as a hub in the Northern European field of technological and social innovation. The founders in 2018 were Radboudumc, Radboud University, WUR and UT with the support of both Provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland and van Oost NL. 
The TOPFIT consortium now has a growing number of members, with hospitals, universities of applied sciences and vocational training institutes joining to realize the joint social and economic mission and strategy. There is collaboration with regional prevention clusters such as Vital Twente, Community of care Gelderland Midden, GROZzerdam Deventer in which citizen initiatives, municipalities, welfare parties and companies participate.

TOPFIT operates with administrative support from ThinkEast as one of the two “icon projects” under the strategic banner Concepts for a Healthy Life of the East region to realize strategic impact, primarily for citizens and organizations active in the East Netherlands.

As a Northern European region, this part of the country has a unique combination of citizen initiatives (citizen science), scientific knowledge and the business climate in the field of (medical) technology, health and behavior.

TOPFIT is not a separate legal entity, but acts on behalf of the collaborating partners.

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Team

We are TOPFIT

In an open innovation community of 150 researchers, health professionals, companies and citizen initiatives, there is a light organizational structure for program management: A steering committee, an executive committee and a program council (from mission program leaders and advisors from the supporting stakeholders)

Board of directors

Wim van Harten chairman

RIJNSTATE

Michiel Kompier

Radboud University

Jan Smit

Radboudumc

Mark van Houdenhoven

SINT MAARTENSKLINIEK

John van der Vegt

ROC van Twente

Anka Mulder

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Jan den Boon

MST

Hilde Dijstelbloem

ZGT

Vinod Subramaniam

UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

Rob Verhofstad

HAN

Executive committee

Remke Burie chairman

Universiteit Twente

Simone Croezen

RIJNSTATE HOSPITAL

Hans Vossensteyn

Saxion University of Applies Sciences

Nathalie Bovy

Radboudumc

Program council

Hanneke Bodewes program manager

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE​​

Marc Rinkes

Rijnstate Hospital

Bernadette Lohuis

Saxion Hogeschool