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Welcome and an introduction to TNO Holst Centre

An introduction to TNO Holst Centre will be given by Dr. Ton van Mol, the Managing Director. Ton will summarize how our cutting edge R&D innovations help companies around the world to bring out next-gen products to market. Healthcare, Energy and Mobility are the key domains we are active in.

An introduction to human-centric healthcare approach of TNO Holst Centre

We are seeing a decisive shift in the way healthcare is delivered, from the “treating the patients” approach to the “ensuring the well-being of humans” approach. This change will be further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has raised numerous questions about the relevance of traditional healthcare models. Taking this dramatic shift into account, TNO Holst Centre’s innovations in technology and application development target the three pillars of “human-centric” healthcare:

1. Prevention

2. Diagnosis

3. Therapy

In this talk, a summary of our innovations to address the emerging healthcare needs will be presented, along with selected examples of relevant products we have helped to develop. Furthermore, a sneak peek into the subsequent presentations of this webinar series will be given.

Meet the speakers

Dr. Ton van Mol, Managing Director – TNO Holst Centre

Dr. Ton van Mol graduated with honors from Eindhoven University of Technology in chemical technology in 1997, and received his PhD in the area of thin film technology in 2001. He worked at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) as visiting scientist, and joined TNO in 2003 as senior scientist in the area of flexible solar cells. In 2005, Ton helped setup Holst Centre, an open innovation initiative between TNO and IMEC, and subsequently held various roles including that of a program manager and business development director, before becoming its managing director in 2013.

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Dr. Thiru Kanagasabapathi, Program Manager - Medical Wearables

Thiru Kanagasabapathi has a background in electrical engineering (Univ of Calgary, CA) and a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Amsterdam, NL. He has more than 15 years of experience in medical device development and of which, 10+ years in Philips Research and Philips Medical systems. Most recently, he has lead the interventional Oncology business within Philips Healthcare and had launched several products successfully in the market. He has 5 patents and 15+ scientific publications to his credit. At TNO Holst Centre, Thiru is responsible for leading innovation program for smart wearables for medical and connected health solutions.



  • Welcome and an introduction to Holst Centre

    (presenter: Dr. Ton van Mol)

  • An introduction to human-centric healthcare approach of Holst Centre

    (presenter: Dr. Thiru Kanagasabapathi)

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

9.30 to 10.15 CET

45 minutes including live Q&A