Remke Burie graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente (UT) where he specialized in biomedical mechanical engineering. He obtained his MBA at Tias Nimbas Business School in Tilburg during his professional career.
Since 2004, he works at the University of Twente where he contributed to the development of the unique Technical Medicine program within the Faculty of Science and Technology and to the development of the related research program in collaboration with the MIRA Institute. He played a big role in the development of the Masterprogram and the related organization and successfully applied for several research grants boosting the research program.
He continued his career as department head of the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM), a state-of-the-art simulation centre focusing on the growing role of technology in medicine. Under his guidance the ECTM has grown significantly in size (0-1400m2) and users: from UT students and external course participants taking part in training programs, to a growing number of researchers and companies that are using the facilities as experimental test bed and for experiments with human subjects or end-users.
Remke Burie is managing director of the Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. The TechMed Centre aims to improve healthcare by technology. It impacts daily practice by its education & training programs, its research & development activities and the strong focus on innovation & collaboration. Its BSc & MSc programs Technical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences ensure that new talents are trained. Its research activities in the domains of medical physiology, bioengineering technologies, medical imaging & diagnostics, medical robotics and health & wellbeing technologies will provide new knowhow and new solutions for healthcare. The TechMed Centre has strong ties with both the medtech industry as healthcare providers.Remke Burie is involved in the development of multiple new research & innovation projects. He is part of the management team of the European network of digital innovation hubs focusing on healthcare robotics (DIH-HERO) and member of the steering committee of MedFit. He is always looking for new opportunities for growth, driven by a continuous focus on enabling innovation in healthcare by technology.