Medtronic Bakken Research Center Powerhouse of Innovation

The Bakken Research Center (BRC) of Medtronic, established in 1987 in Maastricht, is a significant center for research and innovation with a rich history and a diverse group of highly educated and talented employees. Originally starting with 45 employees, it now comprises over 360 international professionals representing more than 35 nationalities. Over the years, BRC has played a crucial role in generating many important innovations.

Bakken Research Center

The Bakken Research Center (BRC) is a dynamic and innovative working environment. Various disciplines converge here to contribute to advanced research and development in the field of medical technology. BRC can rightly be considered a "Powerhouse of Innovation."

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What sets BRC apart is the concentration of diverse specializations and expertise in one location. The center is divided into four main departments, each with its own focus: Technology & Innovation, Clinical Research, Global Translation & Localization, and Regulatory Affairs. Despite these departments operating independently, there is a strong sense of interconnectedness.

Technology & Innovation 

Generation and evaluation of both internal and external ideas to create cutting-edge engineering solutions and groundbreaking therapies. 

Global Translation & Localization

Innovative translation and localization solutions

Clinical Research


Strategic evidence planning, clinical research (pre- and post market & registry studies) supported by clinical operational services. 

Regulatory Affairs


Regulatory support for product release and clinical investigations


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Medtronic Bakken Research Center
Endepolsdomein 5
6229 GW Maastricht
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)43-356 6566
Fax: +31 (0)43-361 6542