Innovations in Medical Technology

Innovation in Medical Technology

The SAN "Innovations in Medical Technology" is dedicated in particular to new (minimally invasive) surgical procedures and therapies, the use of new materials in (intelligent) implants and instruments, and engineering contributions to medical research. DRESDEN-concept would like to give an overview of current research results and subsequently establish an interdisciplinary research network in Dresden.

Working Groups have organized themselves as follows:

Working Group: Image Analysis 

Contact person of the working group is:

Prof. Jürgen Weitz (UKD)

Working Group: Visit 4.0 

Contact person of the working group is:

Prof. Jürgen Weitz (UKD)

Working Group: Digital Health 

Contact persons of the working group are:

Dr. Karsten Wendt (TUD)

Dr. Robin Weidemann (UKD)

First Follow Up Meeting at UKD

On November 30, 2017, the first follow-up meeting of the Scientific Area Network (SAN) "Innovations in Medical Technology" took place at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden. With the support of the Interaction Team of the TU Dresden, the scientists investigated the question "How can cooperation with physicians in the DRESDEN concept succeed?

In subsequent cooperation talks, the scientists discussed the panels of the SAN "Implants, Surgery, Imaging/Diagnosis". These topics were by far not discussed at the end, so that further meetings will follow in the coming year.

Among the participants were professors and young scientists from the DRESDEN-concept partners, such as from the University Hospital, the Leibniz IPF, the Fraunhofer IWS/IKTS/FEP and the TU Dresden.

Photos: Team Interaktion


Kick-Off Event // 24 October 2017 // Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD)

The kick-off event of the Scientific Area Network (SAN) „Innovations in Medical Technology“ was held in the Dresden State Art Collections on Monday 23 October 2017 with approx. 150 (junior) researchers from DRESDEN-concept partner institutes in attendance. Each of the 22 speakers held a five-minute presentation about their research priorities and these functioned as catalysts for subsequent discussions with other scientists. Implants made out of regenerative materials, innovative surgical instruments and intelligent microsystems for healing illnesses: these were just a few of the event’s topics. After reflecting on the kick-off event, small groups will be formed from which research projects can emerge.

The Scientific Area Networks connect scientists from 24 partner institutes in an interdisciplinary manner and will begin in March with the topic “The Future of Cities and Rural Areas”. Please contact Ms Lena Herlitzius ( if you have any questions.

The programme for this past event can be found here.

For further information contact Mrs Lena Herlitzius

DRESDEN-concept Advisor to the Rectorial Board

Phone: +49 351 463 40427