Iddo Bante (March 29, 1960) is Managing Director at the CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology) of the University of Twente (UT).
From 2002 to January 2011, Iddo was Board member of Technology Circle Twente (TKT), a network of more than 190 high-tech, small-medium sized enterprises in the region of Twente in the Netherlands. Members of this high-tech palette of Twente cover an enormous range of technologies and a string of breakthrough products has been realized. Nowadays, Iddo is member of the Advisory Board of TKT. Iddo is Board Member of the CDD (European Foundation for Controlled Drug Delivery), member of the Advisory Board of the ICMCC (International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics), and member of several Steering Committees of research and/or implementation projects.
Prior to its present position, Iddo was Business Director of the BMTI (Institute for Biomedical Engineering, in 2009 renamed into MIRA), another focal research institutes of the University of Twente. During this period, he coordinated several European research training networks with participants from universities, industry and health care organizations: ‘Artificial Neuromuscular Sensing and Control’ (7 participants in 4 EU countries, May 1995 – September 1996), ‘Neuromuscular Sensing and Stimulation’ (interview, 2 mln Euro, 10 participants in 7 EU states, October 1996 – October 2000) and ‘Neural Prosthesis’ (1.5 mln Euro, 11 participants in 8 EU countries, October 2000 – September 2001). He also served as coordinator at the Centre for Homecare and Rehabilitation and Innovative Entrepreneurship and was a member of the Management Team at the Centre for Rehabilitation Technology. Iddo chaired the Knowledge Transfer theme of the Regional Technology Plan Twente in the year 2001.