Medtronic Bakken Research Center Largest research and innovation center in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Medtronic founded the Bakken Research Center (BRC) in Maastricht in 1987. Starting with 45 employees, it nowadays employs more than 500 international talents of 35 different nationalities.
BRC is unique because of the multiple specialties and expertise at one location – which stimulates things happening at the intersection, its EMEA corporate approach enables knowledge sharing, driving access to Medtronic therapies and innovation.
BRC is connecting research, innovation, clinical and regulatory in the EMEA region. Over the past several years, the BRC has been at the start of key medical innovations.

Bakken Research Center

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The Bakken Research Center hosts multiple specialties and expertise at one location:
EMEA Corporate Technology & Innovation (CT&I), Clinical Operating Units and functions, and Quality & Regulatory Affairs.

EMEA CT&I partners with the operating units globally and locally to enable innovation to and from EMEA in the most effective and efficient manner.


Meet the Sensor Lab in Copenhagen which is part of the Bakken Research Center organization.

BRC research innovation sites

The Bakken Research Center connects the Research and Development (R & D) centers within the EMEA region.

EMEA Corporate Technology & Innovation (CT&I)

Within this team of experts, we focus on enabling innovation-driven growth and increasing effectiveness and efficiency in the area of advanced sensors and diagnostics, device data analytics, therapy innovation, concept and product realization and by empowering global translations and localization.

clinical OUs and functions

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of clinical research and medical science expertise: from strategic evidence planning to clinical operations services resulting in clinical and economic evidence – to better serve patients, physicians, hospitals, and all other stakeholders.

Quality & Regulatory Affairs

As experts in the EMEA region for regulatory clinical, CE market access, country support & planning and radio frequency, Regulatory Affairs (RA) provides centralized regulatory support and advice for clinical studies and clinical data needs, CE marking including notified body key account management, and product registrations.

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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