Mission Programmes

TOPFIT deploys a programmatic approach, aiming at moonshots at a timescale of >10 years, organised in dynamic (disease oriented) mission driven programmes that deliver impact for social innovation, health system innovation, economic growth and further scientific excellence, at a time scale of >5 years. Immediate results within 2 years are new coalitions of health, food and tech expertises that serve social impact and citizen science, new business development and scale ups, and challenging new combinations in scientific excellence.

Currently, experts from more than 80 companies and 150 researchers and health professionals are detailing roadmaps for four mission driven programmes on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, movement disorders and renal diseases. More programmes are envisaged.

These mission programs are interconnected in a Broad Basic Prevention Program for the development of the social and technological infrastructure for the improvement of health and care in the Eastern Netherlands.

Diabetes on Return

Diabetes is a serious disease. In the Netherlands, about 1.2 million people suffer from it, and this number is increasing every year. In some people

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Cardiovascular Diseases

The development of cardiovascular disease takes several decades, whilst it only takes milliseconds for a serious problem to occur, such as myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest

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Movement Disorders

The mission programme Movement disorders is executed by the Interdisciplinary Consortium for clinical Movement Sciences & technology (ICMS). ICMS is aimed at improving the quality

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Renal Disorders

The mission programme Renal Disorders aims to deliver excellent, efficient and innovative clinical care to patients, and to be leading in the field of kidney

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