Previous Events Health

Online Event / 28th May

Topic: DiGA – a company’s journey to implement health apps on prescription

Speaker: Cornelia Körber / Project Director Industry Development at hannoverimpuls and Diana Heinrichs, CEO of Lindera and member of the top digital healthcare association.

Whether it's checking blood sugar levels or taking medication: Since October 2020, selected health apps are available in Germany on prescription, meaning that statutory health insurers will reimburse the costs under certain conditions. These reimbursable apps are called digital health apps - DiGA for short. They open up new digital opportunities in healthcare for around 73 million patients in Germany. People can manage their own health independently of appointments with doctors or therapists.

Online Event / 30th April

Topic: Future rescue – the digitalization of rescue services

Speaker: Cornelia Körber / Project Director Industry Development at hannoverimpuls and Alexander Meister, Customer Success Smart Mobility at the Hanover-based startup Graphmasters

Get to know the Future rescue scene in Hannover, learn from players in the field about their current challenges & solutions, find a partner

Online Event / 12th March

Topic: Medical practice solutions - the age of digital dental clinics

Speaker: Kai Meyer-Spradow –  digital health Startup medondo / Alexander Rinnert – dental clinic: Zahnschlösschen

Tune into the digital health scene in Hanover: Learn about ongoing projects, companies in the area and their needs. Looking for a partner? Our interview guests might just look for you as their collaboration partner.

    - How does digitization affect the everyday work life in a dental clinic?
    - How can a digital health Startup support digitization in medical practices ?
    - Which opportunities and challenges face Startups in the field of digital health?

Online Event / 24th September

Topic: Finance Landscape for Healthcare Solutions in Germany

Speaker: Dr. Lena Krzyzak

In this workshop, you will get an overview about the German finance landscape for healthcare solutions. Learn about the possibilities for public funding as well as for private equity and venture capital in Germany. In addition to the impulse lecture about this complex topic, you can afterwards pose your personal questions to our expert.

About Dr. Lena Krzyzak

Dr. Lena Krzyzak joined High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF) in 2016 and is Senior Investment Manager in the Life Science Team. She is currently responsible for twelve portfolio companies in the fields of medical technology, drug development, biotechnology and digital health as well as for sourcing and completion of new early-stage investments. Before, she worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University Hospital in Erlangen and obtained her PhD in Immunology within a DFG-funded Fast-track PhD program at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. The thesis resulted in several publications in renowned journals. Lena received her Bachelor’s degree from the Georg-August University Göttingen with studies abroad in Umeå (Sweden) and Singapore.


Finance Landscape for Healthcare Solutions in Germany hannoverimpuls

Online Event / 24th September

Topic: Reimbursement of innovative technologies in the German Health Care System

Speaker: Professor Dr. med Matthias Schönermark        

In this workshop, you will get an overview about the German reimbursement landscape. Learn which steps you are likely to take on your way to reimbursement when enter the German market. In addition to the impulse lecture about this complex topic, you can afterwards pose your personal questions to our expert.

About Professor Dr. med Matthias Schönermark

Managing Director by SKC Beratungsgesellschaft mbH & Professor in Healthcare Management at Hannover Medical School with 20 years of international consulting experience (BCG, A.T. Kearney, SKC)

In his function as managing partner, Matthias is a permanent consultant to numerous leadership personalities of international health insurance and provider organizations, as well as of medtech and pharmaceutical companies on strategic management, innovation management and change management issues. He holds an unrivalled track record of solving complex and demanding market access challenges, especially in the orphan drug and oncology sector and is one of the most experienced negotiation leaders in reimbursement and pricing procedures.

Reimbursement of Innovative Technologies in Germany hannoverimpuls

Online Event / 27th August

Topic: Update on Digital Health Law - How to be successful with digital health solutions in Germany

Speaker: Dr. Patricia Ex: Managing Director, BMC Association (Bundesverband Managed Care e.V.)

Our experts will update you about the latest news regarding German Digital Health Law. Learn where the opportunities lie for you as digital health company on your way to enter the German market. Also hear about possible challenges within applying digital health solutions in Germany and likely pitfalls that you should avoid. In addition to the impulse lecture about the topic you can pose your questions to our experts and discuss.

About Dr. Patricia Ex

Patricia started her career as Research Associate to the former German Federal Minister of Health and Vice President of the Parliament, Ulla SchmidtSeveral years of work experience in the health care field and with diverse stakeholders of the German health care system and in strategic consultancy manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceutical companies on political strategies, financing and market access pathways in the German health system.Experience in developing and implementation concepts of integrated care for associations and health insurances.Patricia expanded on these topics with a scientific perspective during her dissertation at the TU Berlin and as visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in California, focusing on financing mechanisms of innovations in the health care system.

Expert Online Workshop / 9th July

Topic: Market Access Germany

Speaker: Jan Wende, Founder & Managing Director of mediq Innovation Experts GmbH / Iris Meyenburg-Altwarg, Key Opinion Leader

In this workshop, our experts will tell you the most important factors and milestones for a successful market entry strategy. Why does the market analysis play an important role and what is the best way to get the market overview? How do I define my value proposition for the German market and what do I have to take into account? What are the barriers to entry and where are the opportunities and risks? In addition, you can expect expertise from the end customer perspective with selected practical examples.

German market access - mediq Innovation Partners hannoverimpuls

About Jan Wende

Founded mediq Innovation Experts 14 years ago with offices in Frankfurt & Tel Avivmore than 15 years of consulting experience in the life sciences and healthcare industryDeep understanding of relevant innovation & business topics, including market entry strategy & capital raiseEstablished 11 new healthcare standards and introduced disruptive technologies in a variety of segmentsOversaw several multi-million exits

About Iris Meyenburg-Altwarg

Consultant for Organisation Development, President of European Nurse Directors Association, Entrepreneur

40 Years’ experience in various fields of healthcare25 Years’ experience as Managing Director of Nursing and Nursing education in big hospitals incl. University Hospitals15 Years’ experience Consulting in Germany and internationally and with focus on Technology, Risk Management Organization Development and Education

Kick Off Online Event / 17th June

Topic: Driving Collaborative Innovation

Speaker: Mike Schavemaker

Royal Philips Driving Innovation Hannover - June 2020 reference deck hannoverimpuls

About Mike Schavemaker

Mike is Transformation lead for Royal Philips in the areas of Innovation and Digitalization and AI. In his role of Innovation Transformation lead, Mike has a.o. created and driven the cross-company approach for Innovation capabilities in support of Royal Philips’ ambition in becoming a bespoke Healthcare leader. This involves a.o. New Product Development, Open Innovation and lead the overall integration Philips HealthTech’s core Innovation end-to-end processes, key practices and ways-of-working in support of our business models, digital – and key markets ambition. In short: creating the novel innovation engine for and across Royal Philips.

In addition, he has spearheaded the integration of Philips’ companywide commercial offerings as part of the Commercial Excellence transformation. His current focus is to ensure unlocking the potential of AI-enabled innovation: linking the strategic-tactical decision-making with the execution of data & insight driven Innovation a.o. in the areas of customer experience, solution design and human studies.

He drives and supports both within Philips as well as with external companies to identify new areas of growth, supports decision-making processes in the front end of innovation and facilitates in creating innovation roadmaps. He particularly has specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Open Innovation and has a track-record in mobilizing and engaging crowds for breakthrough innovation purposes or breakthrough organizational change.

Mike holds an MSc in Innovation and Technology from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Nanyang MBA, Singapore and an Executive Master of Business Innovation at the TiasNimbas Business School. Furthermore, he coaches a number of high-tech startups in the field of market development & execution.

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