In autumn 2021, the 2nd Co-Design Workshop was organised by the University of Pécs. The event took place in a hybrid format on 18 November in the newly designed Theoretical Block of the Faculty of General Medicine. The event took place as part of the pilot action of the Medtech4 Europe project and was also the framework for the 6th stakeholder meeting of the Medtech4 Europe project, with the participation of an expert from the South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency. The aim of the workshop is to present the research and development activities of the ÁOK Institute of Biophysics in the field of super-resolution microscopy and ultrafast laser spectroscopy. It also aims to showcase one of the strong areas of medical technology in South Transdanubia that can be successfully promoted in the showroom. To this end, the workshop identified structured technological innovation proposals for companies and discussed and defined criteria for their evaluation.

After the registration, Zsolt Pálmai from the Regional Innovation Agency of South Transdanubia (DDRIÜ) opened the programme by presenting the Medtech4 Europe pilot action. He then gave the floor to Dr. András Lukács, Associate Professor, who continued with a presentation of the ultra-fast spectroscopy laboratory. The next speaker was Dr. Edina Szabó-Meleg, adjunct professor, on the topic of super-resolution microscopy. Then we heard from Dr. Tibor Jánosi, research associate and Henrietta Haász, PhD student. János chose the presentation of the SZKK Nano-Bio-Imaging Centre as his topic, while Henrietta discussed the role of microtubules in the function and formation of membrane nanotubules of B lymphocytes.

After the coffee break, the 6th stakeholder meeting of the workshop started. The moderator of the event was Dr. György Szekeres, Scientific Director of Histopathology Ltd. As at the beginning of the workshop, this phase was opened by a presentation by Zsolt Pálmai. In contrast to the welcome speech, he gave the participants an insight into the two developed actions of the pilot action. Action 1 was to promote cooperation between medical technology companies, while Action 2 was to promote capacity building (human) for medical technology companies. The second part of the meeting was a presentation by Mr Szerekes. Mr. Szerekes gave an overview of the practice of Cooperation and Human Capacity Building in Medical Technology Enterprises. He concluded with a “Questions and Answers” session.

The Medtech4 Europe project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary within the Interreg Europe Program.