Medical Technology

On Wednesday 1 June the Netherlands Heart Institute hosts a scientific session on medical technology

Netherlands Heart Institute: excellent science for better care

The Netherlands Heart Institute fosters excellent cardiovascular research on national and international level. We conduct basic science as well as clinical research. We aim to promote cooperation between university medical centres in the Netherlands and between scientists and the private sector.

The Netherlands Heart Institute encourages young, talented researchers and coaches them to the top. We are the platform for the next generation of excellent researchers.

Please contact one of the members of the board if you want to discuss opportunities for cardiovascular science in the Netherlands or abroad: Pieter Doevendans, Dirk Jan Duncker or Jan Weijers.

The Netherlands Heart Institute is a unique cooperation of the cardiology departments of all eight university hospitals in the Netherlands. We cooperate closely with the Netherlands Heart Foundation.


The official launch of Netherlands Heart Institute on 6 January 2016
KNAW director Mieke Zaanen shakes hands with Pieter Doevendans

Formerly known as ICIN

ICIN was founded in 1972 by professor Dirk Durrer (1918-1984), who at the time was one of the most prominent cardiologists of the Netherlands and a scientist of global fame. The aim of the cooperation is to share knowledge and means and to create added value both for scientists and for patients with cardiovascular disease. In 1993 ICIN became an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). ICIN had its roots in clinical research but over the years more basic research has been added to our portfolio. Like in clinical research, cooperation in basic research has proven very valuable.

On 1 January 2016 ICIN became independent of the KNAW and continued its operations under the name Netherlands Heart Institute. KNAW continues to fund our research and conducts the scientific evaluation every 6 years.

Upcoming events

Scientific Forum of the Netherlands Heart Institute
Holland Heart House
Wed 7 Sep 2016, 15:00

Young@Heart meets CVON
Gertrudiskapel, Utrecht
Wed 21 Sep 2016, 13:30

Scientific session on Food and cardiovascular health
Holland Heart House
Wed 5 Oct 2016, 14:00

Full calendar

Recent news

Scientific session on Medical Technology
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the Netherlands Heart Institute will host a scientific session on medical technology. The programme was developed by Netherlands Heart Institute professor Nico de Jong. If you want to attend, please register.

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