Tim Horeman wins Prince Friso Engineering Prize 2016

News - 17 March 2016 - Webredactie Communication

Dr Tim Horeman (35), Technology Director of MediShield Ltd., Technology Director of Surge-on Medical Ltd. and research fellow in Biomechanical Engineering at TU Delft, has won the Engineer of the Year award. At the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Delft, in the presence of Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel, he was awarded the Prince Friso Engineering Prize by Martin van Pernis, president of the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers (KIVI). 

Horeman received the award for his contribution to the development of medical technology for improving patient safety. The jury praised him for his vision and for building a bridge between technology and the medical world. According to the chair of the jury, Micaela dos Ramos, “Tim can be characterised as a real engineer, driven by a clear vision. He has the ambition and the ability to transform his innovative ideas into real products, with which he is making real improvements to part of healthcare”.

Technostarters, research and teaching

Tim Horeman studied Biomedical Technology at TU Delft and took his doctorate in the same field. He had previously completed the degree programme in Mechanical Engineering at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Alkmaar. He has founded three technostarters: TIMEdelft, MediShield and Surge-on Medical. Horeman is Director of Operations and Technology at MediShield, a firm that develops medical sensors, training systems and surgical instruments. He is Director of Technology for Surge-on Medical, which develops endoscopic instruments. He is also a researcher and lecturer at TU Delft.

More information on the Prince Friso Engineering Prize is available at the website of the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers.