Our Company

The German Co-Location Center (CLC), operated by the German EIT Health GmbH, is located in Mannheim and Heidelberg.

In Mannheim, Roche Diagnostics is hosting offices, and in Heidelberg, offices are located at Marsilius-Arkaden, close to Heidelberg University. Within 20 km, the innovation ecosystem around Heidelberg and Mannheim combines a highly experienced track record of academic and business partners: it is home to the first German leading edge cluster in Life Sciences (BioRN), the German excellence University Heidelberg (comprehensive University, education, research, hospitals), and the global health company Roche Diagnostics (open business campus).

EIT Health Germany is responsible for 28 partners from various sectors in Germany and Switzerland and supports them in developing innovative healthcare solutions for current and future challenges. Within a relatively small team, we combine the knowledge and expertise to support our partners in their day-to-day management and help them in terms of project ideation, matchmaking, relationship building, proposal writing, pitch training, other advisory services and event management. By organizing and participating in a variety of strategic events throughout the year, EIT Health Germany can raise awareness about EIT Health opportunities, but also enhance the EIT Health brand at national and local level and initiate new project collaboration.

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EIT Health

EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. Its goal is to sustainably advance the fundamentals of healthcare and thus promote suitable future conditions for healthy living, active ageing and improved wellbeing of people across Europe.

EIT Health leverages the expertise of more than 135 member organisations from the pharma, diagnostics and med-tech fields, payers, insurances, research institutions and top universities. By investing in Europe’s best entrepreneurial talents and ideas, EIT Health fosters the development and commercialization of smart product and service solutions in the health sector, addressing the challenges posted by demographic change and ageing societies.

With its headquarters in Munich (Germany), EIT Health has established six co-location centers (CLCs) in London (UK/Ireland), Stockholm (Scandinavia), Madrid (Spain), Paris (France), Mannheim and Heidelberg (Germany/Switzerland) and Rotterdam (Belgium/Netherlands).

Furthermore, EIT Health also covers 7 InnoStars regions in 6 countries (Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Italy and Wales). The German CLC (German EIT Health GmbH) is responsible for 27 partners in Germany and Switzerland and supports them in developing innovative healthcare solutions for current and future challenges.

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Regional Support of Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Science, Research & the Arts

EIT Health Germany is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg.

In 2016, Minister Theresia Bauer has joined several events as a speaker and in terms of regional support the partnership is valuable for both parties. EIT Health can count on an innovation- and research-friendly eco-system in Heidelberg.

With the EIT Health Research & Education Office, Heidelberg is gaining another institution of cutting-edge research in healthcare. The European network of EIT Health and the work at the interface of education, research and innovation promises important impulses for the knowledge region Rhine-Neckar and thus also for the research location Baden-Württemberg.

Minister Theresia Bauer
at Heidelberg Office Opening in October 2016

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of the German EIT Health GmbH determines the strategic direction of the organization.

The Board is currently made up of 10 representatives of German EIT Health Core partners. The Chair is Dr. Volker Lodwig. An overview of the individual Board members can be found here:

Shareholders

7 Core Partners of the Supervisory Board are also shareholders of the German EIT Health GmbH. The Shareholder Assembly meets once per year.

The shareholders include the following persons:

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