Collaborations, events and interesting information – discover all the latest news.
Cortrium brings Covid-19 research a step forward
The Danish start-up Cortrium has been a Pfizer cooperation partner since 2017. With its long-term wireless ECG device, the company contributes to a study on cardiac arrhythmias in Covid-19 infections. The ACOVID study of the Herlev-Gentofte University Hospital in Copenhagen is intended to provide information on whether arrhythmias are an underestimated consequence of Covid-19. Covid-19 patients will be equiped with Cortrium's device so that heart activity can be measured over three months. The findings of this study should serve as a guideline and be useful for further research.
BADENCAMPUS – partnering with the Start-up Lab Health
From 27th of May – Introduction – to 1st of July – DemoDay – the “Start-Up Lab Health” will take place in the Start-Up Accelerator BADENCAMPUS in the European city of Breisach am Rhein.
Who should apply?
- You are interested in start-ups or the start-up scene.
- You already have an idea or you would like to work on a given idea.
- You want to learn about the development of a business model.
We from the Pfizer Healthcare Hub are on board as mentors and jurors and we are looking forward to meeting you in the lab.
Pfizer Healthcare Hub is participating in the virtual Freiburg Hackathon 2020 "Smart & Digital Health”
From 22nd to 24th May, the Freiburg Hackathon 2020 will focus on the topic of "Smart & Digital Health" - thereby making a virtual contribution to the field of e-health. As a team, we are looking forward to networking with digital innovators and taking the first steps towards new joint collaborations. The focus this year will be on issues such as: Which digital tools can doctors use to simplify and accelerate their processes? How can the "customer journey" from the initial admission of patients to their discharge or recovery be improved? What possibilities are there for digitally networking the various players in the healthcare industry such as health insurance companies, social welfare services, clinics and patients? We are looking forward to meet you at the Hackathon.
Innovation management exclusively from the home office - it works!
On the digitalNOW blog of the DIGIHUB Südbaden Peter Neske, Innovation Lead Healthcare Hub Freiburg, shares his insights from the work during the corona crisis, what makes him optimistic and what he can be proud of during this special time. [German only]
'SMART GREEN' – partnering with the GROW programme
As an industry partner of the SMART GREEN Start-up Accelerator, our Freiburg team works together with innovative thought leaders on promising, innovative projects in the fields of energy management, manufacturing and sustainability. At the Demo Day of the current GROW program of the SMART GREEN Accelerator on December 12, 2019, we presented our "green pharmaceutical production" on stage in the "Lokhalle Freiburg" at Kreativpark. The team provided insights into our ongoing cooperation with the start-up nxtBase technologies. After a series of specialist discussions between experts from Pfizer and the Potsdam-based provider of augmented reality solutions and products, a cooperation for a proof-of-concept for "hands-free" control work in the packaging of our production plant is in the making.
Peter Neske is Ambassador for the city of Freiburg’s 900th Anniversary in 2020
Peter Neske, Lead Pfizer Healthcare Hub Freiburg, is one of the city’s nine anniversary ambassadors. At the 900th anniversary, the well- connected networker will be primarily contributing to raising awareness of the city’s role in the fields of business and innovation.
Innovative production in dialogue (iPiD) at our production site in Freiburg
How can we become faster, more innovative, better, more efficient and do more for the environment?” We warmly invite you to the event at our production site in Freiburg on November 20th2019. In dialogue with regional players in a series of themed workshops organised in collaboration with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Southern Upper Rhine and StartUp.connect, the start-up network of the Ortenau region, we will be sharing experiences and developing potential concepts for the optimisation of our own production.
Start-up ‘Sprechstunde’ on the German Digital Healthcare Act
The German Digital Healthcare Act (DVG) has already been drafted, yet tangible criteria relating to digital healthcare applications (DiGAs) remain unclear. In the next Startup-‘Sprechstunde’ on November 28thwe will be discussing questions like ‘How will prescriptions by medical practitioners be made possible in the future?’. Together with the Health Innovation Hub (hih) of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and experts from Pfizer, we will be discussing implications of the German Digital Healthcare Act (DVG), will be giving practical tips and discussing alternate options.
(Future of health)x – An evening around exponential health developments
At a dinner event, digital pioneers and Pfizer colleagues asked themselves the following question: What does a desirable future healthcare system in 2035 look like? We took a special approach here, namely that all ideas be developed free of constraints and restrictions. This led, for example, to discussions between investors and Peter Albiez, Country Manager of Pfizer Germany, and unusual partners such as a health start-up founder and a gaming expert. The outcome was a number of promising ideas for a future healthcare system – stay tuned.
We welcome the new healthcare incubator ‘Health Vision Pioneers’
Since autumn of this year, a new healthcare incubator calls Berlin its home – the Health Vision Pioneers. With their concept, the founding members wish to provide assistance and support to specialists with a background in medicine or psychology who are planning to set up their own businesses. Between 2020 and 2022, their programme offers up to 40 participants the opportunity to develop their healthcare ideas, test them with real patients in everyday clinic situations and acquire the necessary business expertise. We from the Pfizer Healthcare Hub Berlin are accompanying the process as professional specialists and mentors.
Find the Pfizer Healthcare Hubs on the new "Startinsland" landing page
"Knowledge, support, create - Concentrated know-how in your area here in Freiburg."
Following this motto, the new website of the Start-up:NET Region Freiburg offers answers to almost all questions of the Freiburg start-up scene:
Where is room for your ideas, where does the necessary money come from and who is there to support you?
Here you will find numerous helpful tips and information from start-up financing to target group marketing.
As network partner of the Start-up:NET Region Freiburg, we at the Healthcare Hubs Freiburg and Berlin look forward to get in touch with you.
Together for better health in Europe - EIT Health and the Pfizer Hubs partnering
EIT Health is one of the currently eight funded Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
EIT Health's Start-Ups Meet Pharma format is an acceleration programme that brings together start-ups developing innovative solutions for chronic health problems with leading European pharmaceutical partners. By bringing partners together, the program enables start-ups and pharmaceutical companies to tackle major healthcare challenges together.
We at the Pfizer Healthcare Hub are personally involved here as "External Partners" and looking forward to the exchange with European innovators.
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Peter Albiez, Country Manager Pfizer Germany, on the Pfizer Healthcare Hubs in Berlin and Freiburg
Pfizer has been an innovator in the healthcare segment for 170 years. ‘Innovation is our tradition and our future’ – as Country Manager Peter Albiez recently said about the Pfizer Healthcare Hub. In a guest article posted in our blog, he now provides exclusive insights into the reasons behind Pfizer’s decision to establish the hubs in Berlin and Freiburg
A bureaucratic obstacle course - challenges for company founders in the German healthcare segment
The business model is viable, the business plan is clear and financing has been secured. At this point, the majority of founders are already faced by the next big challenge: a whole range of regulatory requirements that must be fulfilled before they can access their intended market. The number of regulations, laws and standards that must be borne in mind is enormous, especially in the German healthcare sector.
Healthcare Hub Berlin - from a local lab to the starting point of a global hub network
The Healthcare Hub Berlin, the interface between Pfizer Germany, and founders and start-ups in the healthcare sector. A support programme for start-ups? Yes, but with a flexible and collaborative approach. In the following, we explain what the Pfizer Healthcare Hub is about and how it evolved.
The Healthcare Hub Freiburg – shaping the future of pharmaceutical manufacturing
March 2018 saw the opening of the Freiburg Hub as a complement to the Hub in Berlin. The production site is not simply a driver of the manufacturing, production and rollout of new pharmaceuticals, it also searches for, identifies and encourages the further development of digital innovations.