Tim Horeman is Associate Professor in Sustainable Surgery & Translational Technology at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), and Academic Portfolio Director for Medical Technology at the university’s Extension School for Continuing Education. Tim has ample experience in the objective assessment of surgical skills and the functioning of surgical instrument based on interaction force, instrument motion and other data sources. Currently, Tim leads the development of a new generation of sustainable surgical instruments for advanced (robot) surgery that should foster the introduction of more functional instruments in less wealthy parts of the world. 

As it is essential to bring live saving surgical innovations in reach of our surgeons and healthcare workers, Tim became a distinguished serial Medtech Entrepreneur with a strong focus on surgical devices and evidence based implementation studies. As such, he is PI and (co) founder of the international operating companies GreenCycl, MediShield & ForceSense, Surge-on Medical and SuperSeton that brought multiple innovations to the worldwide market of surgical equipment. Tim is (co)author of over 60 journal publications, inventor on 18 patent (families) and PI on multiple international research projects in the field of surgical instrument waste processing, SMART implants, global instruments and Minimally Invasive Surgery. In 2016, Tim was awarded with the Dutch (royal) engineer of the year award for his contributions to the healthcare society and in 2018 Tim was elected as Tech Committee member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery.

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Associate Professor in Sustainable Surgery & Translational Technology and Academic Portfolio Director for Medical technology at the Delft University of Technology.


PhD, Minimally Invasive Surgery at LUMC, Delft University of Technology
Ir, MSc, BioMechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Ing, BSc, Mechatronics, HTS Alkmaar


Mechanical Engineering

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