BlueHealthTech - application for funding by ministry of economy

man in a lab with lampsBlueHealthTech combines marine research with health care. In the Kiel innovation alliance, the region’s two areas of strength are brought together. The aim is to implement medical technology innovations in joint research projects. Marine organisms and technologies are used to develop processes and products in health care. For example, highly sensitive measurement methods from marine research can be used in the medical diagnosis of osteoporosis.

With this idea, BlueHealthTech has joined the funding programme ‘WIR!’ advertised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and successfully enforced against 130 others. An implementation concept for the years 2021 to 2027 will now be developed by May of next year.

BlueHealthTech is supported by three network partners: GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Marine Research in Kiel, the Kiel University in connection with the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein and Stryker Trauma GmbH. There are also 30 to 40 alliance partners.

The programme 'WIR!’ (Change through innovation in the region) provides the impetus for new regional alliances and sustainable innovation-based structural change in all structurally weak regions in Germany.

DSN accompanied the application process and supported the development of the implementation concept.

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Tasks DSN

Establishment of a network, further development of the project outline into an implementation concept and application


2020 to 2021

Funding programme

BMBF-Programm Wirtschaft in der Region (WIR)

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