EIT Health Germany – a strong network of strong partners

EIT Health’s German Co-Location Center supports German, Austrian and Swiss EIT Health Partners in developing project ideas, finding suitable project partners and submitting new projects as part of EIT Health’s annual business plan and beyond. Advice on project applications as well as various training sessions for pitches and hearings are also part of EIT Health Germany’s offer.

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Our services for partners

  • You will gain access to a first-class, cross-sector, pan-European healthcare network.
  • You gain access to top international talents
  • You gain access to investors and investment opportunities
  • You can play an active role in the development of innovation and leading-edge technologies in the European health sector.
  • You are part of broad multidisciplinary research and technology in human-oriented products and services.
  • You participate in the definition of future reimbursement systems for health care in Europe.
  • We help to find ideas for EIT Health projects and programs.
  • We accompany your individual “matchmaking” and support you in the search for the right project partner.
  • We coach and advise you on your proposal for the EIT Health Calls
  • We support you with the application for a project application (Proposal)
  • We accompany every follow-up after the application has been submitted
  • We create reach and support with communication services
  • We organize partner meetings and events on a regular basis.

Become an EIT Health Germany Partner!

 

EIT Health draws on the expertise of more than 150 partner organisations in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical technology sectors, cost units, insurance companies, research institutions and top universities.

Are you interested in an EIT Health Partnership? Each year, a limited number of places are available for new partners. Inform yourself about the advantages and possibilities of the EIT Health Germany Partnership.

 

Dr. Katharina Ladewig

Managing Director
+49 621 76 44 61 10

Our partners at a glance

Associate Partner

Abbvie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery and development of innovative treatments that address some of the world’s most serious and complex diseases. AbbVie employs more than 28,000 people worldwide

Key Interests:

• Focus on immunology and oncology, looking for partners to collaborate for a better future of healthcare
• Personalized Oncology and integrated Cancer Care
• Leveraging Enabling Technologies and Exploiting Big Data

Key Activities:

Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Healthcare provision, Finance & Investment, Business coaching

Contact: Sean Turner

Associate Partner

The Austrian Institute of Technology, (AIT) is the largest non-university research institution in Austria. With its eight centres and around 1,300 employees, the AIT sees itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry, working on the key infrastructure issues of the future.

Key Interests:

  • Energy, Mobility Systems
  • Low-Emission Transport
  • Health & Bioresources
  • Digital Safety & Security, Vision
  • Automation & Control und Technology Experience

Key Activities:

Bioinformatics, Bio Sensor Technologies, Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Data Science, Medical Research Networks, Medical Sensing Solutions, Telemedical Solutions

Contact: Dirk Holste

Core Partner

The biotechnology company Amgen was founded in 1980 as AMGen (Applied Molecular Genetics).With around 18.000 employees, Amgen is the biggest biotechnology company worldwide with an annual turnover of 23 bn $ in 2016. Amgen Deutschland GmbH is the German arm of the company.

Key Interests:

• Innovation
• powerful network of innovative organizations that bring real change and true value to the healthcare sector
• partners who are working with osteoporosis, value-based partnerships, entrepreneurship & education

Key Activities:

Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Healthcare provision, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Testing & Validation, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: David Dellamonica

Associate Partner

Bayer Pharma AG is the pharmaceutical division of Bayer AG. Our products improve people’s quality of life worldwide generating sales of more than 12 billion Euros. Our R&D efforts are focused on Cardiology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Hematology and Gynecology.

Key Interests:

• Focus on personalized oncology
• Leveraging talent and education
• Collaboration with other EIT Health partners to enhance European healthcare
• Personalized Oncology and integrated Cancer Care
• Leveraging Talents and Education
• Leveraging Enabling Technologies and Exploiting Big Data

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Diagnostics, Healthcare provision, Incubation, Finance & Investment, Business coaching, Entrepreneurship training, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Dr. John Butler-Ransohoff

Associate Partner

Beiersdorf AG is a leading skin care company with more than 17,000 employees worldwide and over 130 years of experience in research and development. Next to our iconic brand NIVEA, we own other global brands like Eucerin, Hansaplast, and La Prairie.

Key Interests:

• Motivate Active Personal Lifestyles
• Mobility and Independence Throughout Life
• Leveraging Enabling Technologies and Exploiting Big Data

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Consumer products, Healthcare provision, Business coaching

Contact: Katharina Rück

Associate Partner

BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH is representing BIO.NRW Cluster Biotechnology North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) as founding associate member within EIT Health. The company offers a variety of services and promotes biotechnology from NRW.

Key Interests:

• Investor Network
• Investor community Portal
• China as life science market

Key Activities:

Incubation, Finance & Investment, Technology Transfer, Business coaching, Entrepreneurship training, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Dr. Bernward Garthoff

Associate Partner

BioM is a not-for-profit service company located in Martinsried/Munich that aims to foster Bavaria’s Biotech. BioM offers several services, in particular for small and medium-sized biotech enterprises to help accelerating biomedical innovation.

Key Interests:

• Network Partner (250 life sciences companies including 130 SMEs)
• Supporting early-stage start-ups
• Interaction with international start-ups getting them in touch with the biotech ecosystem in Munich
• Internationalization of SMEs (Asia/ Japan)
• mentor circle, pitch doctor, boot camp, networking events, Bio Angels, m4 award

Key Activities:

Incubation, Finance & Investment, Technology Transfer, Business coaching, Entrepreneurship training, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Angelika Leppert

Network Partner

About 80 companies from the field of lifescience technologies develop drugs, technology platforms and diagnostics at the Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar (BioRN). Globally acting healthcare companies as well as internationally renowned research institutes also play a significant part in this development. The BioRN Network association connects science and business. It promotes the development of the biotech region into one of the leading life-science clusters in Europe.

Contact: Julia Schaft

Associate Partner

The Boehringer Ingelheim Regional Center Vienna is responsible for Boehringer Ingelheim’s prescription and veterinary medicines business in Austria and more than 30 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Switzerland and Israel. In addition, all clinical research is managed from Vienna. Vienna is also the main centre for cancer research and the location for biopharmaceutical research, development and production for the entire group.

Key Interests:

  • Cardiovascular diseases / research
  • Metabolic diseases / Research
  • Respiratory diseases / research
  • Cancer / Research
  • Diseases of the central nervous system / Research

Key Activities:

  • Drug research
  • Development, production and distribution of drugs

Contact: Dr. Gerda Achzet

Associate Partner

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is Germany’s leading business-oriented research institution in the field of innovative software technologies based on artificial intelligence methods.
In twenty research areas and research groups, eight competence centers and eight living labs, product functions, prototypes and patentable solutions in the field of information and communication technology are developed based on application-oriented basic research.

Key Interests:

  • AI in medical diagnostics
  • Optimization of medical treatment with AI
  • AI in image processing
  • Big Data
  • AI in the operation of medical instruments and devices
  • AI in therapy and rehabilitation

Key Activities:

  • Smart data & knowledge services
  • Cognitive assistance systems
  • Intelligent analysis for mass data

Contact: Dr. Andrey Girenko

Core Partner

The EPFL Nutrition Center creates multidisciplinary projects through Grand Challenges in engineering, material science, bioengineering, big data and life science. We have a diverse portfolio in Food, Nutrition and Health research projects.

Key Interests:

• Create better healthcare conditions for European citizens
• focus on education, leveraging enabling technologies and exploiting big data
• Motivate Active Personal Lifestyles
• Ageing with a Healthy Brain
• Mobility and Independence Throughout Life
• Leveraging Enabling Technologies and Exploiting Big Data

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Social sciences / health economics, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship training, Technical faculties, Medical faculties, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Marc Friedli

Core Partner

ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.

Key Interests:

• Companion Diagnostics in all areas of healthcare
• Molecular, Cognitive and Cellular Neuroscience
• Neuroimmunology
• Sensory & Motor Systems
• Sleep and Sleep Disorders
• Computation and Modeling
• Biomedical Technology and Imaging
• Disease Heterogenity of Multiple Sclerosis

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Social sciences / health economics
Med Tech, ICT, Diagnostics, Imaging, Healthcare provision

Contact: Wolfgang Knecht

Associate Partner

Founded in 1848 in Lausanne (Switzerland), the fondation Asile des aveugles manages an Eye Hospital, 2 care homes, 1 School for visual impaired children and a research center (basic research, Clinical trial Unit, living lab / rehabilitation).

Key Interests:

• Leveraging Talents and Education
• Leveraging Enabling Technologies and Exploiting Big Data
• Eye care & vision care – Diabetes & its connection to vision care

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Clinical research, Healthcare provision, Testing & Validation, Medical faculties, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Olivier Lorentz

Core Partner

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 74 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany and are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of more than 28,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling 2.8 billion euros.

https://www.fraunhofer.de/

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Am Wolfsmantel 33, D-91058 Erlangen

Key Activities in Research and Development Biomedical engineering

Key Activities in Corporate Innovation Med Tech, ICT

Key Activities in Business Creation Incubation, Technology Transfer, Testing & Validation

Contact: Christian Münzenmayer

Core Partner

Founded in 1743,  Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has a rich history. It is a strong research university with an international perspective and one of the largest universities in Germany, with 40,174 students, 258 degree programmes, 4,000 academic staff.

Key Interests:

• E-labs
• Innovation
• Digital Technology in Medicine
• Applications using Machine Learning and Data Analytics

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Social sciences / health economics,
Healthcare provision, Incubation, Technology Transfer

Contact: Heike Leutheuser

Associate Partner

The DZD brings together experts in the field of translational diabetes research from bench to bedside. The aim of the DZD is to develop novel strategies for successful personalized prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Key Interests:

• Motivate Active Personal Lifestyles
• Metabolic Health
• Leveraging Talents and Education
• Campus activities in entrepreneurship
• Hackathons

Key Activities:

Life Sciences, Clinical research, Healthcare provision, Technology Transfer, Healthcare professional education/training

Kontakt: Brigitte Fröhlich

Associate Partner

Gothaer Krankenversicherung is a private health insurance and a subsidiary of the Gothaer Group, which insures around 600,000 people in Germany. As a mutual insurance, Gothaer Krankenversicherung is partner of EURAPCO, a European alliance of eight mutual insurances, within which it sponsors and leads the digital health workstream.

Key Interests:

• Innovation in healthcare and health service delivery models
• Development of a vibrant health innovation ecosystem in Europe
• Collaborating with EIT Health partners from across Europe to develop new products and services
• Interested in projects that aim at developing professional corporate health management plans.
• Mentoring startups

Key Activities:

Social sciences / health economics, ICT, Consumer products, Healthcare provision, Payers, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Business coaching, Testing & Validation, Healthcare professional education/training

Kontakt: Manuel Mandler

Network Partner

Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. – and the various institutions involved – offer a broad range of events to educate, sensitize and connect students and scientists who are interested in entrepreneurship. Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. is a joint initiative of Heidelberg research and educational institutes and support startup teams in developing sustainable business models.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Prexl 

 

Core Partner

As a comprehensive university, Heidelberg offers, in collaboration with its university hospital, a fertile ground for innovations in the different action fields of healthy living & active ageing by drawing on insights from all academic disciplines.

Key Interests:

• Chronic disease prevention and management and improved health care systems
• Summer schools

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Social sciences / health economics, Clinical research, Healthcare provision, Payers, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship training, Technical faculties, Medical faculties, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Raoul Haschke

Network Partner 

INiTS is based in Vienna, Austria, and is one of the best University Business Incubators in the world. INiTS serves all academic institutions in Vienna with incubation and tech transfer services. Since its incorporation in 2002 INiTS has run ist unique incubation program with a focus on innovative, R&D-based business ideas. INiTS‘ track record in healthcare startups includes e.g. Marinomed (INiTS‘ first IPO), but also Apeptico, f-star, Medicus.AI, Miracor, mySugr or S-Target, to name a few. To enable the founders‘ focus on developing their technologies INiTS offers up to 100,000.- EUR investment to selected incubees. The common mission is to drive change in European healthcare and health-tech/digital health startups from across the globe to scale within Europe.

Contact: Dr. Irene Fialka

Core Partner

Janssen is the pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson. With more than 30.000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex disease, we collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

Key Interests:

• Digital Health start-ups
• Disease Interception
• Hematology & Solid Tumors
• Immunology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines
• Cardiovascular & Metabolism
• Pulmonary Hypertension
• Medical Device business is in Orthopedics, Surgery and Vision Care

Key Activities:

Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Diagnostics, Healthcare provision
Incubation, Finance & Investment, Business coaching

Contact: Klaus Suwelack

Associate Partner

Kapsch BusinessCom is a company of the Kapsch Group and supports more than 17,000 customers locally and globally in the field of digitalization as a consultant, system supplier and service provider. The company’s portfolio in Austria, Romania and the DACH countries includes technology solutions for intelligent and above all secure ICT infrastructures, intelligent building technology, media and security technology as well as outsourcing services. Kapsch pursues a strategy of vendor independence, cooperates with leading global providers such as HPE, Cisco and Microsoft and participates in a broad network of research partners and industry-specific solution providers.

Key Interests:

  • Telemedical solutions
  • Medical technology / IT
  • Big Data / Data Management

Key Activities:

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Gene sequence analyses
  • Biomarker Research

Contact: Christian Kittl

Associate Partner

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) combines the tasks of a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with those of a research center of the Helmholtz Association in research, teaching and innovation with many health-related topics.

Key Interests:

• biomedical sensing
• data management
• Living lab for elderly
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) & early detection
• x-ray dark-field imaging

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Healthcare provision, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship training, Technical faculties

Contact: Prof. Wilhelm Storck

Network Partner 

The Mannheim Medical Technology Cluster allows you quick access to a diverse range of partners in the medical device industry, pharma industry, to business consultancies and recruiters. This environment enables you to leverage and strengthen your own resources and capabilities.

Contact: Dr. Elmar Bourdon

Associate Partner

The Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg is an internationally leading cluster in the medical engineering sector. The area is home to highly specialized research facilities, global players and many upcoming companies.

Key Interests:

• Innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
• Solutions for independent living at home (focus: elderly people)
• Solutions for health promotion and prevention
• Approaches to ensure the financial sustainability of healthcare systems
• Development of P4 medicine (preventive, predictive, participatory, personalised)
• Wearables, mobile computing
• AI, machine learning
• Data analytics, big data, gait analysis
• Sensor-based analysis

Key Activities:

Incubation, Technology Transfer, Business coaching, Entrepreneurship training, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Jörg Trinkwalter

Associate Partner

Miltenyi Biotec GmbH develops and manufactures a portfolio of outstanding products ranging from unique cell labeling reagents, through sophisticated cell separation and analysis devices, to innovative systems for clinical applications.

Key Interests:

• Looking for partners to find new solutions for healthier living and active ageing
• Finding new ways of collaboration by integrating research, development and manufacturing processes
• Mission: translation of cellular therapies into clinical routine

Key Activities:

Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Diagnostics, Healthcare provision, Incubation, Finance & Investment, Business coaching, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Michael Apel

Core Partner

Full service CRO positioned by its focus on innovative drugs and devices for people living with obesity, diabetes and diabetes complications. Profil has been involved in developing nearly all major anti-diabetic compounds and devices in the market today.

Key Interests:

• Real World Data in Healthcare; Data analytics, data privacy and harmonized ethical requirements
• Digitalization, Telemedicine and medical device regulation
• Disease management, prevention, interception
• CLOSE – Automated glucose control at home for people with chronic disease
• Digital innovation in diabetes – data-driven solutions across the continuum from disease prevention to integrated healthcare provision

Key Activities:

Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Med Tech, Diagnostics, Healthcare provision, Business coaching, Entrepreneurship training, Healthcare

Contact: Prof. Dr. Freimut Schliess

Core Partner

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience. Roche also leads in in-vitro diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and in diabetes management.

Key Interests:

• Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
• Cancer Immuno-Therapy
• Drug development for diseases fo the central nervous system
• Diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Diagnostics, Healthcare provision, Incubation, Finance & Investment, Business coaching

Contact: Gabriele Pestlin

Core Partner

RWTH Aachen University and its hospital (focus on patient-oriented medicine & nursing care) provide leading research, innovation and education within the core themes of EIT Health. Our industry-need-driven competence centres foster entrepreneurship.

Key Interests:

• Promote a sustainable continuum of care to support active living in Europe
• Mobility and independence throughout Life
• Tomorrow’s Hospital
• Developing a methodology for diagnosing nephritic fibrosis
• AR/VR Applications

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Social sciences / health economics, Clinical research, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Testing & Validation, Entrepreneurship training, Technical faculties, Medical faculties, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Catherine Disselhorst-Klug

Core Partner

Siemens Healthineers is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT.

Key Interests:

• Real World Data in Healthcare; Data analytics, data privacy and harmonised ethical requirements
• Companion Diagnostics in all areas of healthcare
• Digitalisation, Telemedicine and medical device regulation
• Med Tech, ICT, Diagnostics
• Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big data
• Neurodegenerative diseases
• Stroke therapy
• Medical Imaging in Cancer

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Med Tech, ICT, Diagnostics, Imaging, Healthcare provision, Incubation, Finance & Investment, Business coaching, Testing & Validation, Entrepreneurship training, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Thomas Graf

Associate Partner

Société des produits Nestlé S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé, Swiss transnational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues, and ranked #72 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2014.

Key Interests:

• Advancing the therapeutic use of nutrition
• Gastro-intestinal (irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Dysphagia, Constipation)
• Nutrition of critical care and surgery patients
• Nutritional therapies for chronic medical conditions (oncology cancer)
• Obesity
• Food Allergy
• Metabolic diseases

Key Activities:

Social sciences / health economics, Consumer products, Nutrition, Healthcare provision

Contact: Ariane Andres

Core Partner

TUM is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists.

Key Interests:

• Leveraging Interdisciplinarity for Entrepreneurship Education
• Leveraging Information Technology for Life Science/Medicine
• Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning
• Software Development, Data Analysis, Big Data
• Ethics for Moral Machines (Artificial Intelligence)
• Technology Transfer, Innovation Management, Rapid Prototyping, Business Creation, Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Social sciences / health economics, Clinical research
Incubation, Technology Transfer

Contact: Nadja Garchery

Core Partner

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company focused to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With 8500 people in 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 3.3 bn in 2014.

Key Interests:

• Ageing with a Healthy Brain
• Mobility and Independence Throughout Life
• Sustainable Continuum of Care to Support Active Living in Europe
• Leveraging Enabling Technologies and Exploiting Big Data
• Real World Data in Healthcare; Data analytics, data privacy and harmonised ethical requirements
• New Approaches to Clinical Trials, Immunology, Neurodegeneration, Data and Knowledge Management
• Neurology: Seizure and movement disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases
• Immunology/Rheumatology: rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders and inflammatory, B-cell and neuro- inflammatory diseases

Key Activities:

Biomedical engineering, Life Sciences, Clinical research, Pharma, Diagnostics, Incubation, Finance & Investment, Business coaching, Entrepreneurship training, Healthcare professional education/training

Contact: Anna-Lisa Picciolo-Lehrke

Associate Partner

The UNIQA Group is one of the leading insurance groups in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe with around 40 companies in 18 countries and 10.1 million customers. With UNIQA and Raiffeisen Versicherung, UNIQA has the two strongest insurance brands in Austria.

Key Interests:

  • Innovation in health care
  • Development of new models of health service delivery
  • Digitisation in the insurance industry
  • Digital Health

Key Activities:

  • Insurance
  • Precaution
  • Operational health management

Contact: Andreas Nehmet

Associate Partner

University of Cologne is one of the leading German research universities with strong international reach. Awarded the status of ‘Excellence University’ in 2012, it currently has > 50,000 students enrolled in six faculties offering many disciplines.

Key Interests:

• Companion Diagnostics in all areas of healthcare
• Disease management, prevention, interception

Key Activities:

Biomedical research, Life Sciences, Social sciences / health economics, Clinical research, Incubation, Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship training, Technical faculties, Medical faculties

Kontakt: Aakanksha Bansal

Associate Partner

WILD Group is active in the field of optomechatronic systems in medical technology, optical technologies and industrial engineering. WILD develops and implements high-quality products and guarantees stable processes throughout the entire product life cycle. WILD develops and produces exclusively on behalf of its customers and provides them with all results from research and development and design.

Key Interests:

  • Medical & Life Science

Key Activities:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Operating equipment
  • Dialysis systems or medical robotics
  • Therapy devices

Contact: Daniel Pressl, PhD

 

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Nandor Gaus

Innovation & Project Manager
+49 621 76 44 61 18

Dr. Michael Lüttgen

Liaison Manager
+49 621 76 44 61 13

Dr. Barbara Costa

Entrepreneurship Manager
+49 621 76 44 61 16