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EIT Health RIH Germany-Switzerland – a strong network of strong partners

EIT Health’s Regional Innovation Hub in Germany and Switzerland supports German 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 RIH Germany-Switzerland’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 RIH Germany-Switzerland Partnership.

Dr. Katharina Ladewig

Outgoing Managing Director at EIT Health Germany GmbH
+49 621 76 44 61 10

Our partners at a glance

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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

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: Bojan Ljepoja

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

Network Partner

At the interface of business, science and clinics, the HealthCapital cluster management drives networking and the technology transfer in the German capital region. The German capital region is one of the world’s leading locations for the healthcare industry, healthcare, and the life sciences. Leading global companies, renowned scientists, first-class hospitals, innovative start-ups, and specialists from all over the world work together in Berlin-Brandenburg each day to deliver the very best goods and services for the regional and global healthcare markets. A honorary cluster spokesman and groups of experts advise on strategic decisions and assume representational duties. The Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and the Brandenburg Economic Development Board have joint responsibility for managing the cluster.

Contact: Doerthe Zeese

Associate Partner

Biogen aspires to transform patients’ lives by making personalized and digital medicine in neuroscience a reality. We believe that now, more than ever, biology and technology should go hand-in-hand to better meet patient needs while enabling a shift toward more prevention-focused, affordable and equitable care. With the neurotechlabs, Biogen aims to be at the forefront of open innovation and startup collaborations.

Key Interests:

  • Innovative solutions for neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases with a focus on patients, healthcare professionals, measurement and evidence generation
  • Solutions targeting mental health and improving the overall quality of life for patients and caregivers
  • Access to new technologies from research labs and deep tech startups
  • Collaborative innovation projects with partners in the EIT Health network

Key Activities:

Start-up collaborations, Technology transfer, Digital transformation

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

Network Partner

BioRN is the science and industry innovation cluster around Heidelberg at the border between Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. BioRN is a non-profit network counting more than 130 members. It includes top universities, research institutions and Technology Parks. Ten global pharmaceutical companies have R&D sites or are active in the BioRN network. The ecosystem is completed by a large range of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as local government organizations and interest groups. With the vision to make life science matter and innovation happen, the cluster management established a clear strategy to become the leading European life science cluster, attracting global investment and talent. BioRN recently supported the establishment of Evotec’s BRIDGE beLAB2122, a new public-private partnership to fund and execute novel disease-modifying therapeutic projects in the region. BioRN is also Founding Partner of Biolabs Heidelberg, a premier shared laboratory space for life science and biotech startups part of the global BioLabs network.

Key interests:

  • Attracting Talents and Investments to the region
  • Support the development of (academic) research ideas, until commercialization
  • Investor Network

Key Activities:

  • Networking & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Promotion & Visibility
  • Cross-Organizational Function
  • Translation Support & Growth

Contact: Julia Schaft

Associate 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

Network Partner

Flying Health pioneers business in next-generation healthcare with a focus on market access for digital health products. Together with industry leaders and entrepreneurs, they work at the forefront of tomorrow’s healthcare in order to explore new business models and innovative value chains. Flying Health´s ultimate goal is to improve the quality of healthcare by bringing new technologies to users and patients.

Key Interests:

  • Technologies,
  • Organizations and
  • People with the potential to shape next-generation healthcare.

Key Activities:

Envisioning how healthcare will look like in 2, 5 and 10 years for their partners, Consulting their partners on how to drive change in order to lead the pack, Providing a network for like-minded individuals in order to combine forces and find synergies.

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.

www.eithealth.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Hansastraße 27c
80686 München

Key Activities:

  • Information & Communication Technologies
    • Artificial Intelligence, Life Science Informatics
    • Telemedicine, Interoperability Standards
  • Cognitive Sensors & Systems
    • Biosensors, Wearables and Point-of-care Devices
    • Biomechatronic Systems and Biomanufacturing
  • Life Science & Materials
    • Pharmaceuticals, Stem Cell Technologies and Toxicology
    • Implants, Prostheses, Bioresorbable Materials
  • Innovation & Education
    • Service Design and Business Models
    • Training and Education

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

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

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:Bernd Sadlo

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

Life Science Factory promotes scientific progress and entrepreneurship in the life science sector and aims to strengthen the research and development of innovative technologies with a clear application focus. There are coworking spaces, multi-use event spaces and a prototyping workshop (and fully equipped laboratories soon). Regular events, mentorings and workshops are an integral part of what the Life Science Factory offers. Life Science Factory aims to establish Göttingen as a life science start-up location, promote scientific talent and thus sustainably strengthen innovation and knowledge transfer.

Key Interests:

  • Demand-oriented support for life science teams and start-ups
  • Promotion of innovation and knowledge transfer
  • Interaction with national and international life science start-ups
  • Partner for life science start-up programmes
  • Cooperation, networking and knowledge transfer with other EIT Health partners to support life science start-ups

Key Activities:

Start-ups, Life Sciences, Incubation, Events, Coaching, Mentoring, Networking, Technology Transfer, Prototyping, Testing & Validation, fully equipped laboratory space

Contact: Irina Reimer

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

Core Partner

Novartis AG is reimagining medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. As a leading global medicines company, we use innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative treatments in areas of great medical need. In our quest to find new medicines, we consistently rank among the world’s top companies investing in research and development. Novartis products reach nearly 800 million people globally and we are finding innovative ways to expand access to our latest treatments.

Key Interests:

  • Reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives
  • Deliver innovative products, exploit global scale, and respond to new opportunities and risks

Key Activities:

Research and Development, Life Sciences, Clinical research, Corporate Innovation, Pharma, Social Innovation, Healthcare provision, Business Creation and Incubation, Finance and Investment, Technology Transfer, Testing & Validation, Education, Healthcare professional education/training

Associate 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

Associate 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

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: Katharina Schumacher

Network 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

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

Associate Partner

University of Cologne is one of the leading German research universities with a strong international focus. It was awarded as a University of Excellence in 2019 and currently has > 50,000 students in six faculties, including natural sciences, medicine and maths. In the Cluster of Excellence CECAD, more than 400 scientists research the topic of aging and age-related diseases, which makes the University of Cologne one of the largest coordinated research communities in Europe in this field.

The University Clinic Cologne is one of the ten leading hospitals in Germany and the site for numerous clinical studies.

Key Interests:

  • Healthy aging, biomedicine, molecular medicine
  • Oncolgia, Infection and Immunity, Neuromodulation, Regeneration
  • Cellular stress perception, conduction and stress response
  • Knowledge transfer from basic research and applied research to applied medicine, translational research
  • Accompanying diagnostics in all areas of health care
  • Prevention, disease management

Key Activities:

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

Contact: Dr. Sarah Denzel

Network Partner 

Including its four subsidiary hospitals, Essen University Hospital comprises a total of 32 clinics and 24 institutes. For more than 70,000 inpatients and 300,000 outpatients per year, around 10,000 experts are committed with their know-how. Thus, Essen University Hospital continues to be the leading location for patient care, research and teaching in the Metropole Ruhr. Our hospital network covers the entire spectrum of comprehensive medical care: from obstetrics and pediatrics to the treatment spectrum of internal medicine as well as accident and emergency care.

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Collaboration Lead
+49 621 76 44 61-14

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Stakeholder Relations Lead
+49 621 76 44 61 13

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Business Creation Manager
+49 621 76 44 61 15