9:30// Welcome address and introduction//

  • Marc-Pierre Möll, CEO BVMed
  • Harald Kuhne, Director General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
9:40// Keynote 1 // 
How useful are medical technology accelerator programs? What is the use of cooperation with start-ups?
Alexander Katzung, Vice President Acceleration & Innovation at B. Braun
10:00// Keynote 2 //
„GKV for future? How the German innovation climate looks like?“ Benjamin Westerhoff, Head of Product Strategy & Development, BARMER
10:20// Break & Exhibition //
11:05// Innovationsmarktplatz// 
Representatives from the healthcare industry will give an overview of new trends, current market developments, regulations and start-up promotion. 
  • Martin Witte, Global Director Medical Active Implants, TÜV Süd
  • Matteo Consonni, Business Creation Manager, EIT Health Germany
  • Sebastian Dünnebeil, Bodylabs GmbH
11:50// Panel discussion //
Current market requirements for start-ups & established medtech companies: Is the environment right for innovations?
  • Alexander Katzung, Vice President Acceleration & Innovation, B.Braun
  • Thom Rasche, Earlybird
  • Martin Witte, TÜV Süd
12:10 // Lunch break & exhibition //
13:10 // Introduction Start-up Pitch jury //
Earlybird | BVMed | HTGF | NRW.Bank | J&J | B.Braun | Peter BREHM | Medtech Zwo
13:15

// Start-up Pitch part 1 // 

  • Oncgnostics
  • Implaci
  • PhantomX
  • KuartisMED
  • FerroSens
14:00 

// Start-up Pitch part 2 //

  • AvVie
  • M-sense
  • Thryve
  • CellmatiQ
  • Portabiles
14:45// Coffee break & exhibition //
15:15 

// Innovations, Start-ups & Accelerators in the clinical area //

Where do innovations in healthcare come from? A discussion with: 

  • Christian Biernath-Wüpping, Philips Health Innovation Port, Hamburg (with short presentation)
  • Jared Sebathu, Smart Helios, Berlin
  • Anke Caßing, Investment Manager, High-Tech Gründerfonds
16:00 // Wrap-up, networking and reception //