Lucien Engelen

Lucien speaks Dutch, English

Topics: Health, Innovation, Social Media, Wearables

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Lucien Engelen

Lucien Engelen

It is at the intersection of technology and patient empowerment, where Lucien Engelen, in his role as founding director of the Radboud University Medical Centre’s REshape Center and advisor to the Board of Directors (since 2007) feels most ‘at home’. They affect our culture, our beliefs and most of all -he hopes- our lifestyle to a healthier life. He is writing a new book that will be titled “Augmented Health(care)™: The end of the beginning” (expected launch May 2018, Barcelona Spain) as he thinks that we’re at the end of the beginning of an era of creating awareness, pilots, proof of concepts etc in the digital transformation of health(care).

He combined the worlds of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and Singularity University in Silicon Valley & the Netherlands in an always challenging modus operandi, sometimes provocative but always techno-realistic and with passion. Constantly at the edge. One of his famous quotes is “the world will not switch into PAUSE while we are debating the possible challenges and opportunities”, but it will still keep turning around and around aiming on the assumption change will slow down. More on that at his Linkedin Page or his Linkedin Influencer blog with over 750.000 followers

The objective is to keep Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and its network at the forefront of innovation and to have a soft landing in the future, meanwhile creating a sustainable global health(care) for all. Creating breakthrough programs, foresight, and products if industry lacks progression itself.

This crossroad brings new opportunities but also challenges that go way beyond technology and processes. Next to his appointment at Radboud University Medical Center and Singularity University he also guides other institution, companies and governments in this challenging transformation via his company

Backlight documentary Radboud University Medical Center / REshape Center from Radboudumc on Vimeo.

Testimonials for Lucien Engelen:

“The talk by Lucien Engelen was really the iceing on the cake.. It was ‘TED talk’-worthy, very inspiring, got everyone thinking and talking about it. I really believe this is how you get people to take a step into the right direction.” November 30, 2017
Marjolijn Heslinga, deelnemer Grow with Philips event

“I got to know Lucien as one of those people who really stands up for novel fashioned patient empowerment. He has the ability to initiate new ideas and implement them by an authentic enthusiasm. He just knows how to get his 2.0 messages through. Therefore I warmly recommend Lucien. Kind regards, Prof.Dr. Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, MD, PhD.” April 6, 2010
Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Professor in Hereditary Cancer, Radboud University Nijmegen, worked with Lucien at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

“Lucien is a man with a mission and a vision. He has a clear vision about the direction health care should develop into and works with passion, knowledge and influence in that direction. He’s a frontrunner without losing sight of his followers. He knows that innovation is nothing without implementation.” April 8, 2010
Erwin Blom, Owner, The Crowds, was with another company when working with Lucien at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Lucien Engelen (REshape Center) on Where Opportunity & Responsibility Collide | TNW Conference 2017

Lucien Engelen at TEDxMaastricht 2012:

Interview with Lucien Engelen in The Guardian, 2012:

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