EIT Health Germany Blog

Welcome to the official EIT Health Germany blog. For a more personal, behind-the-scenes recount of our programmes and the experiences they entail, look no further! Our blog posts cover stories from participants in our various programmes to general advice from individuals from our community.
March, 2022

My experience with the Start-ups Meet Healthcare Providers – blogpost with Felix Landmesser, Co-founder and Managing Director at HealthX Future

The Corona pandemic has drawn a lot of attention, at least temporarily, to the problems in nursing care for the elderly. Not only since the beginning of the pandemic have caregivers been pushed to their limits; there has long been a shortage of urgently needed personnel. Nurses in outpatient and inpatient care for the elderly […]

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March, 2022

World Kidney Day: Helping patients avoid dialysis

World Kidney Day takes place annually on the second Thursday of March. This global campaign aims to raise awareness about kidney health, prevention, risks and living with kidney failure. For World Kidney Day we are raising awareness on the problem but also the solutions developed in this field. For this, we did a short interview with […]

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September, 2021

How to make ideas reality: SarAI – a digital pharmaceutical solution at Startup School

With the aim of lowering healthcare system costs and reducing patient handling delay in an understaffed healthcare system, a team joined Startup School (an innovation program from hei_INNOVATION incubator of Heidelberg University) in July 2021 to get a deeper understanding of how to deliver value to patients whilst developing a viable business. Within the framework […]

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July, 2021

“I want to close my €3 M round by the end of the month.” – why funding doesn’t come easy and how to set yourself up for success

Caroline Saï has been the European Coordinator for the EIT Health Investor Network for more than three years now and has led many start-ups through the process. She knows: making your start-up visible and gaining investor’s interest is a process that needs effort and time – often more than start-ups are initially aware of. The […]

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July, 2021

Getting started in MedTech – Winner of the Young Talent Award shares her journey

In April 2021, Charlotte Pradel received the Young Talent Award for her bachelor thesis on image processing supporting tissue engineering. Now she is in the midst of pursuing her (M.Sc.) Master’s degree in Health and Medical Data Analytics at the FAU. Read on to find out more about her motivation and unique journey.   My […]

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June, 2021

The Mentoring & Coaching Network: a Triple Win for Counsellors, Start-ups and EIT Health – Freimut Schliess

The EIT Health Mentoring & Coaching Network (MCN) is a curated, quality assured matchmaking platform bringing start-ups and external experts together. The EIT Health MCN team carefully checks both the track record and the motivation of a potential mentor and coach. I experienced this right before I was elected to the MCN team of Mentors […]

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June, 2021

Being an Education Manager at EIT Health: Do Degree Programmes from HEI Require Start-up Creation Support?

You are most certainly aware that Higher Education Institutions (HEI) play a key role in modern society serving as a seedbed, where not only knowledge is produced and transferred, but where the new generation is able to acquire the necessary tools for further technological developments, especially those associated with the basic science and health science. […]

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May, 2021

How to prepare for the EIT Health Hearings – Insights from an Innovation and Project Manager

With the Hearings for the next Business Plan beginning this week, our very own Innovation and Project Manager, Nandor Gaus, reveals what to expect, how to prepare and what evaluators are looking out for.   After weeks or even months of working on your EIT Health BP 2022 proposal, your project or activity has now […]

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April, 2021

5 Tips for a Successful Admission to the DiGA Directory – Henrik Emmert, CEO of Aidhere GmbH

In October 2020, the first programmes were listed as “Digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen” (digital health applications) in the official DiGA directory of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). Since then the list has grown to include twelve applications (as of March 2021). Henrik Emmert, CEO and founder of aidhere, was among the first […]

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March, 2021

A finalist’s journey through the EIT Health Catapult – Alexander Belcredi, CEO of PhagoMed

In the run-up to the application deadline for the EIT Health Catapult 2021, Alexander Belcredi, CEO of PhagoMed, shares his personal journey during the competition. In Europe, we sometimes lack the mentality to show-off our science, our programmes and our company.  When building a biotech business, it feels more natural to focus on innovative science […]

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