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World Health and Design Forum 2014

21 Oct 2014 - 09:00 to 23 Oct 2014 - 16:00

Reshaping the Future of Health Care by creating better lives for people

The World Health & Design Forum (WHDF) aims to boost social innovation and to inspire people to join forces all over the world and initiate crossover projects that contribute to active and healthy ageing and healthy living. Moreover, to boost wide-scale deployment of smart care and e-health solutions that increase the level of self-management and informal care of our citizens.

Brabant, region of Smart Health 2020

The Forum venue will be Eindhoven, the high-tech region of Brainport in the heart of the province of Noord-Brabant. The WHDF will be held against the background of the 13th edition of the Dutch Design Week, largest design event in the Netherlands with over 2,200 international and national participants and 250,000 visitors (www.ddw.nl). This offers an exciting opportunity to interlink design thinking with the innovation process of smart health and care solutions, from concept to development to actual implementation and deployment.

Forum Programme

The WHDF programme will present a unique combination of design, high-tech and social innovation, the three main focal points of Brabant, region of Smart Health.

The Forum will offer:

  • inspiring keynote sessions
  • engaging workshops
  • interactive theme sessions
  • exciting networking opportunities
  • site visits to field and skills labs in Tilburg, the region of social innovation, greater Eindhoven and Brabant, as well as to the expositions of the Dutch Design Week
  • and, why not make your contribution in one of the dynamic speakers’ corners?


Experts and decision makers from all over the world are expected to participate, such as policy makers, health care providers, knowledge and research institutes, hospitals, insurance companies, patient and consumer organisations and of course SMEs and industries in the field of health care and care innovation.

Under development but the expanding programme can be viewed at: http://www.whdf2014.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Programme-Schedule-WDHF-21-23-Oct-2014.pdf
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