THE startup conference for the health tech industry: Bits & Pretzels on June 20/21
Over 2,500 expected visitors, around 400 investors, top-class speakers, master classes, pitches, awards, curated matchmaking and keynotes and discussions on five stages on the challenges, opportunities and trends of digital technologies for the healthcare industry: Bits & Pretzels HealthTech will take place from June 20 to 21 in Munich - we from Pfizer Healthcare Hub will be there!
"We want to establish the hottest startup conference in the world with Bits & Pretzels!" (Source: magazin.venturate.com, May 13, 2015) declared Bernd Storm, Felix Haas and Andreas Bruckschlögl as they entered the second round with their startup conference in 2015. While Bits & Pretzels in September is aimed at startups from all industries, Bits & Pretzels HealthTech in June focuses on health technology and is aimed at health tech founders, pharmaceutical and tech giants, medical technicians and political decision makers. Visitors can look forward to a program tailored to the healthcare industry and the unique opportunity to make valuable contacts, network and gain inspiration.
This is what you can expect at Bits & Pretzels HealthTech:
- Startup Exhibition: Here, startups with fewer than 100 employees can present themselves, network, make new contacts and attract investors.
- Lectures and Panel Discussions: Top-class founders and the most important players in the European healthtech industry will speak and discuss the future of digital health on five stages. Topics include: Synergies between startups and corporates, the hospital of the future, strategies for bringing digital tools to market or the financing of health technologies. Click here for the agenda
- eit Health Catapult Finale: Nine finalists pitch their health solutions and compete for cash and industry prizes.
- Side Events: The additional events on the evening before the event offer even more opportunities to make contacts and build networks.
- Verleihung „Frontier Award“: The Frontier Award will be presented for the first time this year to recognize those who are boldly making change happen. The award will be presented by Michael J. Fox.
Who should visit Bits & Pretzels HighTech:
When and where will Bits & Pretzels HealthTech take place?
The Festival lasts for two days from 20 - 21 June 2023 at the ICM Munich, the international congress center of the Messe Munich.
Meet the Hub Team
The Pfizer Healthcare Hub Berlin supports the Bits & Pretzels HealthTech conference as a partner. Maja Hoock, Innovation Lead, Thorsten Mintel, Director Strategic Innovation and Paulina Achter, Jr. Manager Innovation Engagement, will be live on site with a booth. Together with Nora Blum, CEO of Selfapy, they will also present their learnings from Pfizer's first DiGA collaboration in a masterclass on June 21: Selfapy's Online Course in Chronic Pain. Startups will learn when partnerships with pharmaceutical companies come into question, what types of cooperation exist, and how to jointly master the approval process for a DiGA.Get your ticket
#TideTurn: TREFFpunkt Healthcare Industry on June 28
This year's meeting of the healthcare industry in Baden-Württemberg will focus on sustainability as a success factor, key technologies in medicine and future strategies for crisis safety and resilience. Participants can look forward to a varied conference program with inspiring presentations, practical discussion formats and stimulating panel discussions.
Are we shaping the future or is the future shaping us?
New regulatory frameworks, climate-related changes, resource scarcity and unstable supply chains require adaptation processes and new industry strategies. Resilience and sustainability are therefore in the focus of the healthcare industry and it is important to use the challenges as an opportunity for future-oriented innovations.
TREFFpunkt Gesundheitsindustrie is THE central networking event for the Baden-Württemberg healthcare industry and is organized by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism and BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg. The event aims to identify current trends and strong innovation drivers, identify challenges and future-oriented developments, and bring together players from business and science to talk to each other, share experiences and generate new ideas.
When: June 28, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Hospitalhof Stuttgart
Dr. Eike Wenzel from the ITZ Institute for Trend and Future Research will open the event program with his keynote on the megatrend of sustainability in healthcare. The subsequent panel discussion will examine the sustainable development of the healthcare industry from the perspectives of clinical, business and financing.
You can also listen to presentations on the key technologies of medical technology, the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology - with experts from the fields of interactive microimplants, computer-aided genome mining, quantum technology and personalized medicine in industrial manufacturing.
After an impulse on the innovation conditions in the healthcare industry by Florian Süssenguth from the Office of the Future Council of the German Chancellor, acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e.V. in the afternoon, future strategies for crisis safety and resilience in the healthcare industry will be discussed.
Meet the Hub Team
Peter Neske, Innovation Lead of the Pfizer Healthcare Hub Freiburg will be on site. We are looking forward to exciting discussions about the trends and topics, challenges and opportunities of tomorrow's healthcare industry!Register here
IMPACT DAY 2023
Heidelberg University's first IMPACT DAY is all about knowledge and technology transfer. As a space for encounters, the IMPACT DAY offers the opportunity to be inspired, establish new contacts, socialize and exchange ideas. The diversity of Heidelberg University is reflected in the transfer, from the latest inventions to social innovations. Let yourself be inspired!
How can the relevance of research be utilized for society, the economy and politics? How can impact be transferred from within the university to the outside world? The IMPACT DAY will take place for the first time on 11 May 2023 and will consist of a market of opportunities, the IMPACT FAIR, and the final of the hei_INNOVATION ideas competition, where innovation prizes will be awarded in three categories.
- 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: IMPACT FAIR
- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Final of the hei_INNOVATION ideas competition with award ceremony, keynote and panel discussion
- from 7:00 p.m.: Get-together
At IMPACT FAIR, not only the idea generators of the hei_INNOVATION Ideas Competition 2023 will present their transfer, impact and start-up ideas, but also transfer projects by members of the university from all disciplines, start-ups and spin-offs that have emerged from the university, as well as institutions of Heidelberg University and its partners that promote the transfer of knowledge and technologies in Heidelberg.
Final of the HEI_INNOVATION Ideas Competition
Starting at 5 p.m., an evening event will be held to select the best ideas from the hei_INNOVATION ideas competition, which the university's transfer agency launched for the first time in winter 2022. As part of this first call for proposals, 48 ideas were submitted, of which the three best ideas in each of the categories "Social Innovation", "Science and Tech Innovation" and "Business Innovation" will be presented once again by the idea provider at the evening event. The best idea in each category will receive an innovation prize with prize money of €5,000.
Meet the Hub Team
Peter Neske, Innovation Lead of the Pfizer Healthcare Hub, and Mara Wurm, Talent Acquisition Partner at Pfizer, will be on site and look forward to a lively exchange!
The event will take place at the University of Heidelberg, in the large lecture hall of the Lecture Hall Center for Chemistry (INF 252).More information
Experience the healthcare industry of tomorrow: Innovation event with talks, tech stations, and panel discussion
The Pfizer Healthcare Hub, BadenCampus, Deutsche Messe and the VR Business Club invite all interested parties to a real innovation deep dive on February 15: Experience AR and VR applications live at 17 tech stations, get an overview of the status quo and the future of the e-health industry and exchange ideas with the hottest start-ups and scale-ups!
VR, AR and the Metaverse as Drivers of Digital Health
This is what you can expect at the innovation event on VR, AR and the Metaverse on February 15 at the BadenCampus in Breisach: Exciting expert talks, VR and AR applications from the areas of training, guidance, simulation and the industrial health industry, plus exciting expert talks, a panel discussion and networking with and numerous experts and the hottest start-ups and scale-ups. We are happy to welcomre the folling innovators: ANIMA RES, Goodly Innovations, ZReality, StellDirVor, Realworld One, Living Brain, Cynteract, AR Experts, Visual Abstract, Uptale, Bitnamic, Aidar, Lightshape, 3Spin Learning, CMC Engineers, Schenker Technologies, Pfizer Center One, prtx, VR-Simulator and the Digital Health Truck of the of the state government Ba-Wü.
16:30 - 17:20: Welcome & Impulse, moderated by Maren Courage (Founder VR Business Club) "New Technologies - The goal is translation into everyday care", Thomas Kleine (Head of IT & Digital Pfizer Germany) and "Innovative scientific solutions for XR/AI-based applications in healthcare", Prof. Dr. Didier Sticker (Head of department Augmented Vision at DFKI)
17:20 - 17:35: Pitches of the tech stations, moderated by Günther Illert (Healthcare Shapers)
17:35 - 18:30: Experience innovation: Visit of the Tech-Stations: ANIMA RES, Goodly Innovations, ZReality, StellDirVor, Realworld One, Living Brain, Cynteract, AR Experts, Visual Abstract, Uptale, Bitnamic, Aidar, Lightshape, 3Spin Learning, CMC Engineers, Schenker Technologies, Pfizer Center One, prtx, VR-Simulator and the Digital Health Truck of the state government Ba-Wü
18:30 - 19:15: Panel: How do we get the innovation around digitalization and XR into the reality of care? Moderation Maren Courage (Founder VR Business Club) Dr. Armin Pscherer, (Coordination office telemedicine Baden-Württemberg ), Dr. Lars Ridemann (University hospital Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Miriam Rüsseler (Goethe University Frankfurt) requested, Nick Wiese (Managing Partner, VIREED) requested
19:15 - 19:25: Keynote: Digital Transformation of a University Hospital, Prof. Dr. Frederik Wenz (Executive Medical Director of the University Hospital Freiburg)Go to registration