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Germany, Accelerator, Innovation, 2018

EIT Health Germany sponsors e-health Forum Start-up Award

16th July 2019

evid.one chosen as the winner of the e-health Forum Freiburg

On 17 March 2018, the biggest congress on digitalisation in healthcare in Baden-Württemberg took place for the eighth time in the House of Doctors in Freiburg. EIT Health Germany participated by sponsoring the main award. Each participant had the opportunity to discuss new ideas and products and to meet interesting experts from different areas of the healthcare system.

Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of the Interior, Thomas Strobel, opened the event as the first keynote speaker. In his speech, he underlined that Baden-Württemberg has a leading and pioneering role in the digitalisation of healthcare, but that the general developments are quite slow in Germany in this field.

PICTURED IN THE PHOTO: From left, Dr. Michael Lauk (bwcon), Stefan Leutzbach (KVBW), Felix Franz, Henry Müssemann, Johann Rink (evid.one) and Eva-Maria Markutzik (EIT Health Germany).

Another highlight was the speech of Dr. Mart Laanamäe, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia. Estonia is a pioneer in the digitalisation of medical care. Dr. Mart Laanamäe gave insights into the electronic patient file of the Estonians and indicated the rights and opportunities which are included.

Dr. Thomas Kriedel from the Federal Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians explained the plans for Germany in this regard.

In addition to the keynote speeches, the start-ups also pitched their ideas. The three best start-ups, which were pre-selected, could present their ideas during eight-minute pitches, while the e-health Forum participants voted electronically for the best idea. The start-ups included Cortrium, evid.one, and Preventicus.

evid.one from Mannheim won the competition and received the Start-up award of €4 000, which was handed over by Eva-Maria Markutzik. Back in October 2017, the team members of evid.one had also participated in the German EIT Health Annual Symposium

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