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Blog | 13. April 2017

BERLIN’S HEALTHCARE SECTOR IS BOOMING

They call themselves “Smarterials Technology GmbH” and they want to make surgical gloves safer. The company’s founders have dedicated many years to researching and testing “intelligent” materials that minimise injuries from cuts and accidental needle sticks. Now they are bringing the fruits of their research and development to market – with their own company and an innovative polymer composite material. Welcome to Berlin-Brandenburg. One of the leading international hubs for life sciences.

Smarterials is one of the first three start-ups to be able to develop its business idea in a special laboratory at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU). Opened in January 2017, the laboratory container complex, affectionately dubbed Inkulab, allows young researchers from the fields of life sciences, green chemistry and nanotechnology to take the first steps towards launching their own companies. The researchers get access to fully-equipped laboratories for a full year, free of charge, and also benefit from a comprehensive support programme that helps them develop their innovations to market readiness. Inkulab has also totally impressed Berlin’s business world, which has provided one million Euros of funding for the project. It’s clear to everyone involved: Inkulab represents yet another step towards closing the existing gulf between research and development. And every new successful product further strengthens Inkulab and the region, which is an unparalleled beacon for the booming health economy in Germany.

ENGINE FOR GROWTH AND JOB CREATION MACHINE

Some 360,000 people in Berlin and Brandenburg make their livings from the healthcare sector – 14 percent of the working population. And more jobs are on the way. The healthcare sector is an engine for growth and creates a huge number of jobs: laboratory chemists, medical technicians, nutritionists, physiotherapists and geriatric nurses. The region around the German capital has recognized the signs of the times. Students can currently enrol in 208 healthcare-related courses at 24 universities or colleges in Berlin and seven in Brandenburg, where they can take courses in medicine, nursing care, psychology, therapy, public health, health education and health management. Career changers will also have easier access to jobs in the sector in future. Teachers with additional qualifications in nursing care? Industrial sales personnel with business administration certificates in health and social services? No problem. In Berlin-Brandenburg, the future starts today.

E-HEALTH AT BERLIN’S CHARITÉ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

The success of the region surrounding Berlin is largely due to two key factors: The concentration of and communication between scientists, hospitals and businesses, which extends internationally. Technology parks and multi-disciplinary, biotechnology and medical technology networks are the foundation for transforming research findings into innovative products. Both investors and company founders are able to exploit this extensive pool of innovation, new developments and challenges for the future. Above all, interest in health apps and telemedicine has exploded in recent years. Even an established university hospital such as Berlin’s Charité is moving with the times and has embraced these new developments. The hospital is currently testing a new digital solution for communication between doctors and patients. A second app in the same field is currently being funded by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs. And no modern hospital visit is complete without the use of tablet computers. The reason? They streamline processes and enable doctors to spend more time with their patients.

 

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Blog | 13. April 2017

BERLIN’S HEALTHCARE SECTOR IS BOOMING

They call themselves “Smarterials Technology GmbH” and they want to make surgical gloves safer. The company’s founders have dedicated many years to researching and testing “intelligent” materials that minimise injuries from cuts and accidental needle sticks. Now they are bringing the fruits of their research and development to market – with their own company and an innovative polymer composite material. Welcome to Berlin-Brandenburg. One of the leading international hubs for life sciences.

Smarterials is one of the first three start-ups to be able to develop its business idea in a special laboratory at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU). Opened in January 2017, the laboratory container complex, affectionately dubbed Inkulab, allows young researchers from the fields of life sciences, green chemistry and nanotechnology to take the first steps towards launching their own companies. The researchers get access to fully-equipped laboratories for a full year, free of charge, and also benefit from a comprehensive support programme that helps them develop their innovations to market readiness. Inkulab has also totally impressed Berlin’s business world, which has provided one million Euros of funding for the project. It’s clear to everyone involved: Inkulab represents yet another step towards closing the existing gulf between research and development. And every new successful product further strengthens Inkulab and the region, which is an unparalleled beacon for the booming health economy in Germany.

ENGINE FOR GROWTH AND JOB CREATION MACHINE

Some 360,000 people in Berlin and Brandenburg make their livings from the healthcare sector – 14 percent of the working population. And more jobs are on the way. The healthcare sector is an engine for growth and creates a huge number of jobs: laboratory chemists, medical technicians, nutritionists, physiotherapists and geriatric nurses. The region around the German capital has recognized the signs of the times. Students can currently enrol in 208 healthcare-related courses at 24 universities or colleges in Berlin and seven in Brandenburg, where they can take courses in medicine, nursing care, psychology, therapy, public health, health education and health management. Career changers will also have easier access to jobs in the sector in future. Teachers with additional qualifications in nursing care? Industrial sales personnel with business administration certificates in health and social services? No problem. In Berlin-Brandenburg, the future starts today.

E-HEALTH AT BERLIN’S CHARITÉ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

The success of the region surrounding Berlin is largely due to two key factors: The concentration of and communication between scientists, hospitals and businesses, which extends internationally. Technology parks and multi-disciplinary, biotechnology and medical technology networks are the foundation for transforming research findings into innovative products. Both investors and company founders are able to exploit this extensive pool of innovation, new developments and challenges for the future. Above all, interest in health apps and telemedicine has exploded in recent years. Even an established university hospital such as Berlin’s Charité is moving with the times and has embraced these new developments. The hospital is currently testing a new digital solution for communication between doctors and patients. A second app in the same field is currently being funded by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs. And no modern hospital visit is complete without the use of tablet computers. The reason? They streamline processes and enable doctors to spend more time with their patients.

 

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