INTERREG VA project “ROCKET Reloaded – RegiOnal Collaboration on Key Enabling Technologies” has successfully supported numerous industry-driven innovation projects in the field of key technologies such as nanotechnology, microsystem technology, micro- and nanoelectronics, advanced materials as well as photonics. One of the projects has meanwhile also been awarded the German-Dutch business award.

To introduce you to the innovations emerging in ROCKET Reloaded’s projects and the experts behind them, Rocket Reloaded’s core partners are planning a webinar series to present each of the innovation projects.

Here you can find an overview of our TechTalks@ROCKET

Innovative medicine with biohybrid materials

05.09.2022 14:00-15:00 h

Tonny Voermans from BioMed-Elements B.V. will showcase “Nano-Sinusgel: Nano-based delivery system of a smart hydrogel

The goal is to have a preclinical prototype nano-based delivery system of a SMART biomaterial-based hydrogel to prevent post-operative complications following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to start in-vivo testing. In this project the consortium will work towards a controlled release of corticosteroids (CTS)-containing sinus gel for postoperative application after FESS.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitz-Rode from the Institute for Applied Medical Technology, RWTH Aachen University, will present “ProBioMed: Model-based regulation of biohybrid implant maturation

A consortium of scientists from medicine, biology, engineering, and material sciences from four faculties of RWTH Aachen University is researching the maturation behaviour of artificial heart valves with the body’s own cells and tissue in the bioreactor. The aim of the project is to produce perfectly biocompatible and permanently functional heart valves.

Pure Forensic DNA Profiles

12.05.2022 16:00-17:00 h

Delivering pure DNA profiles of mixed forensic samples using the Puncher platform.


16.02.2022 16:00-17:00 h

Skin Tumour Detection by using a Millimeter-Wave Photonic Spectroscopy System.


09.02.2022 16:00-17:00 h

Prototype development for DM50-ENP platform.


23.6.2021 16:00-17:00 h

A DNA-sensing chip for detection of infectious disease DNA markers in aquatic systems.


30.6.2021 16:00-17:00 h

Automatic measuring and analyzing system for shape and positional tolerances.