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Health Capital - Cluster Healthcare Industries Berlin-Brandenburg

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 12 July, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Berlin
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
BIO Deutschland
European Diagnostic Cluster Alliance
ScanBalt BioRegion
The Council of European BioRegions
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Dr. Kai-Uwe
Bindseil
Cluster Manager
+49 30 46302 512
kai.bindseil@berlin-partner.de
Male
Florian
Schlehofer
Cluster Manager
+49 331 73061 253
florian.schlehofer@wfbb.de
Male
Jara
Fischer
Internationalisation Responsible
+49 331 73061 316
jara.fischer@wfbb.de
Female
Doerthe
Zeese
Internationalisation Responsible
+49 30 46302 464
doerthe.zeese@berlin-partner.de
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Bioinformatics
Diagnostics, Diagnosis
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology, Innovative Patient Care & Rehabilitation, Health Tourism & Prevention
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
615
Number of SME members: 
550
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
100
Number of larger company members: 
25
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
40
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Adlershof Technology Park
Technology center
berlinbiotechpark
Technology center
Biotech Campus Potsdam
Technology center
Biotechnologiepark Luckenwalde
Technology center
Campus Berlin-Buch GmbH
Technology center
Co:bios Technologiezentrum GmbH
Technology center
GO:IN Golm Innovationszentrum GmbH
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Bayer AG
Larger Company
Berlin-Chemie AG
Larger Company
BIOTRONIK SE & Co.KG
Larger Company
Christoph Miethke GmbH & Co. KG
SME
Eckert & Ziegler AG
Larger Company
GETEMED Medizin- und Informationstechnik
SME
Glycotope GmbH
SME
GUBBEMED INTERNATIONAL GmbH
SME
MEYTEC GmbH
SME
OHST Medizintechnik AG
SME
Pfizer Deutschland GmbH
Larger Company
Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
Larger Company
Takeda Pharma GmbH
Larger Company
Thermo Fisher Scientific (B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH)
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Our mission is to give business and technology support to companies, investors and scientific institutes in the German Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg, i. e. integration of business-enhancing tasks with business service (inventory management), business development, start-up support. We organize sector-related working groups and workshops and we initiate technology transfer and collaborative projects at different levels of complexity (regional, national and international level). Also, we support the actors in the development of projects (corsortium building, themes sharpening, milestone/budget planning).  

The focus of the Healthcare Industries Cluster Berlin-Brandenburg is on following four areas of action:

  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals,
  • Medical Technologies,
  • Innovative Patient Care & Rehabilitation and
  • Health Tourism & Prevention.

The cluster is jointly managed by the two regional economic development agencies of Berlin and Brandenburg, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH (BPWT) and Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH (WFBB).

Our cluster is not based on membership. Every stakeholder (private or public) in the German Capital Region that is active in healthcare industries is part of the cluster by definition. This is possible due to extensive regional and European funding. In a bottom-up S3 process the area of healthcare industries was selected as one S3 focus sector. Our cluster management implements the regional S3 strategy.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

The main activities of our cluster management are:

  • Support of technology transfer via partnering services
  • Technology and trend scouting to identify and analyse future trends in the health sector
  • Joint stands at national and international trade fairs
  • Support of SME in their internationalisation activities
  • Cooperation with other clusters
  • Definition and development of cross-sectorial and international pilot projects
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Japan
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Lithuania
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Joint booths of German Capital Region at the following trade fairs:

  • Analytica
  • BIO Internaitonal Convention
  • BioJapan
  • Clinical Lap Expo
  • CMEF Spring
  • DMEA Connecting Healthcare IT
  • HIMSS
  • MEDICA
  • MEDLAB

In addition, we organize different international conferences and events with matchmaking, i. e. BIONNALE.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Cluster ICT, Media, Creative Industries Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany)
Enterprise Lithuania (Lithuania)
Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (Japan)
Osaka Bio Headquarters (Japan)
The Council of European BioRegions (Europe)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
H2020
CIP/COSME

InnoManage 2019

Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg (EU-NETZ BB)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

In Berlin-Brandenburg region the economic and scientific communities are in close cooperation and develop together innovative products, processes and services. Two examples from healthcare industries are: 

  • Radiology as a service: buying clinical imaging instead of devices
  • State-of-the-art pharmaceutical research at BeCAT

For more information visit our cluster website: https://www.healthcapital.de/en/news/portraits/

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

The German capital region is one of the world's leading locations for the healthcare industry, healthcare, and the life sciences. Leading global companies, renowned scientists, first-class hospitals, innovative start-ups, and specialists from all over the world work together in Berlin-Brandenburg each day to deliver the very best goods and services for the regional and global healthcare markets. The unique research and clinic landscape, which is the region’s major strength, is supported by a close network of key players from industry, start-ups, finance, clinics and politics.

Health Capital works closely together with the other regional clusters to create synergy effects, e. g. Cluster ICT, Media, Creative Industries or Cluster Tourism. Be sure to connect with our innovative transregional ecosystem!