Together for new perspectives: de:hub 5-HT new in our partner network!
In order to be strong and internationally and cross-industry well-connected for our current and potential innovators at all times, we are now an industrial partner of the globally active digital hub 5-HT – we are proud of this access to our network, and cordially invite our network partners to benefit from it.
Our common basis: locally anchored, active nationwide, globally active
As part of the Digital Hub Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and one of 12 active de:hubs nationwide, 5-HT supports tech startups and companies in realizing digital innovations: As a central platform, the Digital Hub offers players the opportunity to network, cooperate and co-develop. For companies like Pfizer that are looking for collaborations with innovative startups, but also for startups looking to collaborate with a strong industry partner, the 5-HT ecosystem is the place to be: The network spans 50 countries and includes over 320 startups and is the fastest growing ecosystem for digital health and chemistry in Europe. The partnership between Pfizer and 5-HT is a win-win situation: "The strength of our ecosystem lies in the strength of our partners. As we constantly grow our global ecosystem to connect the dots, Pfizer will be an integral part to drive digital innovation for the healthcare industry", so Lisa Tschalenko, Senior Ecosystem Managerin Digital Health & Pharma.
Benefits for startups and companies
5-HT offers startups access to companies in the healthcare and chemical industries through networking and targeted coaching. In addition to regular events and targeted scouting, corporate partners such as the Pfizer Healthcare Hub also benefit from the expertise of other network partners: In the Innovators Club, the players of the chemical and healthtech industry exchange ideas on cutting-edge technologies, current trends and topics, and there is also an opportunity for cross-industrial exchange. For the Pfizer Healthcare Hub, it is particularly interesting that the 5-HT network extends to patient-centered solutions as well as to production and sustainability.
Stefan Kohl, Managing Director 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health: “Pfizer’s willingness to transform, cocreate and innovate in both digital patient solutions but also their production facilities in the pharmaceutical industry together with our global 5-HT ecosystem, create a win-win situation. We are excited to accompany you on this journey and bring our expertise throughout the whole value chain, starting from smart production, sustainability, and digital health & pharma!"
We at the Pfizer Healthcare Hub are delighted to have this strong partner at our side, who supports us in our mission: to optimize production processes and develop solutions for improved patient care through digital technologies.Read more about the Digital Hub for Chemistry & Health 5-HT
Networking is the key to success: Three take-aways from the DiGA event of BadenCampus
Where do we stand after about two years of reimbursable health applications? How will the market for DiGAs develop in the future? The DiGA event of BadenCampus offered valuable insights into the DiGAs and offered a platform for exchange and networking. Thorsten Mintel, Director Customer Operations at Pfizer, used Pfizer's cooperation with Alex Therapeutics to show what a cocreate partnership between Pfizer and a DiGA startup can look like. An overview of three important take-aways.
On Wednesday, 26 October, experts from different fields and countries came together online to inform about digital health applications (DiGAs), answer questions and exchange ideas. Malaika Lauk, Senior Consultant from BadenCampus, opened the event as a platform for this. We have summarized three important learnings of the event:
1. The German Fast-Track process is a success story
Ann-Katrin Weigand, Senior Insights Manager at Flying Health, gave some precious insights into the reimbursable DiGA market. Nice to know: After about 2 years of DiGA Fast Track procedure, 34 DiGAs are listed in the DiGA directory of the BfArM. She explained how the DiGA-Fast-Track works and emphasized: "The DiGA-Fast Track is a huge achievement that works so well that it has already met with interest in Europe and is to be adapted by the first countries," said Ann-Katrin Weigand.
2. Medical apps will continue to gain in importance
Thanks to the Digital Care Act (DVG), Germany is a leader in digital patient-oriented eHealth solutions. Apps will continue to gain massive importance in the medical device market – both Benjamin Klein from seleon and Thorsten Mintel, Director Customer Operations at Pfizer, presented studies on this. Thorsten Mintel estimated the potential of the DTx market in Germany at up to 3.5 billion euros on the basis of a study carried out by Roland Berger in 2020.
3. The key to funding, guidance and know-how is networking
For startups and companies, the path to inclusion in the DiGA directory is paved with some challenges: How do you find access to funding, where do you find stakeholders? And who pays the refund? "The process of inclusion in the DIGA directory is a challenge for startups who need to know exactly what their role is," says Peter Neske, Innovation Lead at Pfizer Healthcare Hub Freiburg. "But the good thing is that there are many kinds of suitable assistance," says Neske.
Sebastian Meuer from Innovation in Health put it in a nutshell: "It's simple: Ask! Use the networks and get in touch with the ecosystem!" Malaika Lauk from BadenCampus also emphasized the importance of two-way communication between the actors: "In order to realize the enormous potential of Digital Health applications, it is important to exchange information with stakeholders. Thus to improve our ability to accurately diagnose and treat diseases and improve healthcare for individuals: Together for more health!"
We are also proud that we live a resilient relationship with the high-tech nation Israel: Charme Rykower from the German-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Yoav Fisher from the HealthIL Israel Innovation Institute cordially invited to use their outstanding network.
The team of the Pfizer Healthcare Hub would like to thank BadenCampus for this successful event and is proud to be able to enrich the innovation network: We offer DiGA manufacturers access to the Pfizer expert network – they can, for example, assist with inclusion in the DiGA directory, support price negotiations or much more.Get in touch with the Pfizer Healthcare Hub
The network of networks: [email protected] connects the life sciences ecosystem
What if the committed players in the life sciences ecosystem in Baden-Württemberg joined forces to share resources such as information, support or contacts via a central platform? What if it was a one-stop shop for questions like: Where is the best place for my life sciences start-up or life sciences investment? We at Pfizer Healthcare Hubs are proud that we were able to help shape the development of such a platform with [email protected]!
[email protected] offers an ecosystem with a focus on health in Baden-Württemberg, which supports companies, start-ups, research and development institutions, municipalities, networks and talents in their search for information, support, financing, networking and cooperation both nationally and internationally, thus strengthening innovations and new technologies in the health sector in a targeted manner.
Achieving more together
Together with over 20 organizations, networks and companies, we have joined forces to form the "[email protected]" initiative to offer all participants the most diverse and far-reaching offer for questions and concerns about the healthcare industry. Thanks to the excellent linking of the committed partners, all participants and their networks have access to a true pool of expert knowledge, contacts and industry insights.
"As a network of networks, [email protected] offers all interested parties unique access to the life sciences ecosystem in Baden-Württemberg – which is excellently positioned with its strong partners and is unparalleled nationally and internationally," says Dr. Barbara Jonischkeit, Head of Health and Bioeconomy at BIOPRO.
Get in touch!
The initiative [email protected] was developed within the framework of the Forum Gesundheitsstandort Baden-Württemberg and can be found under the project title: "Further development and integration of the innovation ecosystems of the state in the field of life sciences as a basis for national and international appeal".
For all questions about start-ups, projects or scaling in the field of life sciences, to which you have not found any answers elsewhere, they are certainly available in the [email protected] cosmos – feel free to contact us, we will establish a corresponding contact!Schreibt uns!
Looking ahead with courage and optimism: A look back at the "IHK-Heimspiel"
Football and entrepreneurship - this was the motto of the IHK home game, the annual conference of the IHK Südlicher Oberrhein, for which 900 representatives of the regional economy, politics, administration and social institutions met yesterday in the Europapark stadium. But it was also about the question: How do we want to shape economic development in these difficult times? Eberhard Liebherr, President of the IHK Südlicher Oberrhein called for staying optimistic right now and moving forward.
How can such a “going forward” look like?
There were a variety of approaches that evening, two of which were discussed on stage:
The first answer came from Holger Stanislawski, a former player and coach at FC St. Pauli and now a supermarket owner. He reported on the legendary FC St. Pauli derby at Hamburger SV in 2011. As FC coach, he switched on the third goalkeeper and initially caused amazement. The plan worked: St. Pauli won against HSV for the first time since 1977.
His conclusion: If you want to be successful, you have to think outside the box, be courageous, and try out new paths. And don't be afraid of failure.
The second half of the IHK home game belonged to the startups
Three startups from the region presented what courageous progress can look like in concrete terms: Bauta, dotscene and Titan. All three can look back on an impressive development that shows: It pays to courageously advance innovations.
For startups there are the best network partners in the region, from social innovation to crafts and life sciences - these had their say after the startups: Malaika Lauk from Baden.Campus, Mona Feist from Black Forest Innovation, Leonard Sporleder from Grünhof and Nikolai Sexauer from Startinsland and Yannick Haldenwanger from StartUp.connect. Peter Neske, Innovation Lead of the Pfizer Healthcare Hub, also reported on how Pfizer advances startups through cooperation.
An inspiring event that also provided a great stage for start-up initiatives, accelerators and startups!