Upcoming MedTech Radar Live 2019 event organized by BVMed, Earlybird, High-Tech Gründerfonds and medtech zwo featured in the 12th MedTech Radar publication:
April 29, 2019
How can innovations reach hospitals? What is the potential of new digital solutions and which are the current challenges that start-ups have to overcome to facilitate adoption? At the event “MedTech Radar Live 2019” on June 5th in Berlin these questions will be among those discussed by experts from the medtech sector. A preview of the event is provided by the joint media service “MedTech Radar” of the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), Earlybird Venture Capital, the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and the trade journal medtech zwo in its 12th edition. The current MedTech Radar is available for download in German and English at:
Expectations of digital solutions in hospital settings are high. As an example, tools are needed to support physicians in complex decision-making or that provide nursing staff with meaningful information when caring for patients. The latest edition of the MedTech Radar reports on how this can happen, what the current trends are, and how start-ups as well as established med-tech companies, need to position themselves if they want to ensure adoption of digital innovations in day-to-day clinical work.
The publication also offers a preview of the upcoming event “MedTech Radar Live 2019”, organized by BVMed, Earlybird, HTGF, medtech zwo and BARMER at the Leonardo Hotel on June 5th in Berlin. With about 150 participants, different aspects of medtech innovation will be featured: collaborations strategies between established medtech companies and start-ups, new accelerators and novel innovation approaches of medtech SMEs. The highlight of the event will be the start-up pitch session where founders active in digital health, rehabilitation, and big data will introduce themselves to an specialist audience from the medtech industry, aiming to unlock the potential for strategic collaborations. Up to ten additional start-ups will have the opportunity to present themselves at their own stand within the exhibition.
“The new EU Medical Devices Regulation and Brexit are the topics that currently concern most of our member companies. At the same time, they want to continue their innovation activities. At the event, they will have the opportunity to meet promising founders and aim to unlock the potential for strategic collaborations,” says Marc-Pierre Möll, the new managing director of BVMed and one of the jury members for the start-up pitch session.
“We are pleased that more than 40 founders have submitted their applications to our second edition of the Start-up Pitch Day. Final selection will be done by mid-May,” says Thom Rasche, Partner at Earlybird for the Health Fund.
Other jury members include Alexander Katzung (B.Braun), Benjamin Westerhoff (BARMER), Anke Cassing (HTGF), Aristotelis Nastos (NRW.BANK), Sandra Wirsching (medtech zwo) and Renate Harrington (medical journalist).
Further information on the “MedTech Radar Live 2019”:
> Details of the program of the event can be found at: www.medtechradar.live
> A free registration is possible until 29th May 2019 at www.bvmed.de/radar-live.
About the publishers:
The High-Tech Gründerfonds invests risk capital in young technology companies that implement promising research results into business strategies. In 2018, the third fund was launched with a total of 32 companies as investors, among them Bayer, B.Braun and Dräger.
Earlybird Venture Capital is one of the most successful European venture capital investors and currently manages over 1 billion Euros of capital for an international investor base. In August 2016, it launched a new health- fund in which the insurance companies BARMER and Generali participated.
The German Medical Technology Association (BVMed) is an industry association that represents over 230 industrial and commercial companies in the medical technology sector.
The “medtech zwo” magazine is published by BIOCOM AG. It provides information about topics such as financing, technologies, manufacturing and regulation relevant for the medical device industry in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.