Lucien Engelen


Lucien Engelen

Founding Director of REshape Center, Radboud University Medical Center / SUNL

Lucien Engelen (1962) has worked since 2007 at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre as Head of the regional emergency healthcare network.
He also advises the Board in terms of changes in healthcare enhancing the participation of the patients and their informal care in their own disease, working towards raising the level of participation in Health(care), research and education.
He is founding Director of the Radboud REshape Center, that acts on the convergence of technology and patient empowerment. Creating breakthrough programs, creates alliances (i.e. Philips, Salesforce, Apple, Google and MaRS Canada) compiles foresights and products (if industry lacks progression) itself.

At Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen:

· Director Radboud REshape Center
· Advisory of the Executive Board

Other formal positions:

  • Chief Imagineer Dutch National IT Institute for Healthcare NICTIZ
  • Faculty Singularity University Exponential Medicine, Silicon Valley
  • Faculty SingularityU, The Netherlands
  • Keynote speaker
  • Named one of the initial 150 world thought leaders and invited to blog on LinkedIn Today as part of the influencers program (650.000 followers)


  • Dutch National TV future-affairs program Backlight (Tegenlicht) aired a documentary on his vision and approach to change healthcare into a more participatory
  • Author of several books, essays, chapters and scientific articles on the change of healthcare due to shifting patients perspectives and (exponential) technology
  • Organized 5 health focussed 1000+ seats TEDx-s and gave two TED-talks himself, one of which was featured on the famous platform (2011-2015)
  • Set stage for major conference (1000 seats) Our Future Health 2016
  • Awarded with the Radboud Medal 2015
    The Radboud Medal is the highest honor of the University Medical Center awarded annually to a person who has contributed significantly to the objective of the Radboudumc as top knowledge center for academic medicine and health
  • Honored with the Dr. Michael Medal 2015 by Dutch Surgery Association
  • Awarded with the TIM 2015 as most inspirational leader in IT
  • Awarded with the Semmelweis Lecture 2016 ECSI
  • Honored to give the first ever Prof. Dr. Frans Nijhuis lecture

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