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InnoHealth China

InnoHealth China

The campaign InnoHealth China, led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as part of the BMBF-initiative „Research in Germany“ aimed to connect the Chinese and the German digital health research sector also involving small and medium enterprises (SME) and start-ups. InnoHealth China ran for the period of 2019-2020.
As the campaign took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, all events were conducted virtually by InnoHealth China. Below you will find videos that will provide you with impressions of the Matchmaking Tour and the German R&D Tour.

The keyvisual of the InnoHealth China campaign shows a human Iris surrounded by digital calculations, on the left side is a colour spectrum ranging from blue to green.

German Research-SME-Tandems

In mid-March 2020, the campaign invited the German tandems on a virtual tour of the research and innovation landscape of the digital health sector in China, where they were able to get to know important Chinese institutions, companies and research facilities. Have a look below:

Impressions of the virtual Matchmaking Tour

Chinese Partners

These renowned institutions shared their knowledge with the German researchers and entrepreneurs during the virtual German R&D Tour in December 2020:

  • Research Institute of Tsinghua University (RITS)
  • Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI)
  • China International Investment Promotion Agency (CIIPA)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences – Institute of Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Profession Association of Hubei Province
  • Tsinghua National Laboratory of Science and Technology

And these successfull companies - and more! - were engaged as well:

  • Beijing Medical Robotics Industry Innovation Center
  • Alibaba DAMO Academy City Brain Lab Healthcare Intelligence
  • Medical Services
  • iKang Healthcare Group
  • BGI Global Development, BGI Group
  • WeDoctor

Impressions of the virtual German R&D Tour

The following image gallery gives you an impression of one of the German R&D Tour of InnoHealth China. More than 120 Chinnese participants attended the presentations, panels and virtual visits to the German research and innovation landscape.

WDR symphonic orchestra playing on screen
Rebekka Freitag-Li moderating the German R&D Tour 2020 online.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrike Köhl, Director Fraunhofer IZI, giving her welcome on behalf of Fraunhofer.
Keynote by Dr. Henrik MATTHIES, hih – health innovation hub of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Prof. Thorsten Buzug, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute of Individualized Medical Technology, on “The future of personalized & patient centered<br/>health care with regard to eHealth and Bioeconomy”.
Prof. Felix BALZER, E-Health and Shared Decision Allocation, Einstein-Center/Charité answering questions from the audience.
Prof. Lanqing HAN, Director AI at Innovation Center, Tsinghua Pearl River Delta Research Institute, smiling
Dr. Jiping FAN, Director of WeDoctor Digital Medical Consortium, presenting at the Sino-German Experts Panel.
Dr. Lifeng CHEN, Head of Digital Health, Siemens Healthineers, talking to the audience at the Sino-German Experts Panel: “The future of personalized & patient centered health care with regard to eHealth and Bioeconomy”.
Dr. Dirk Kuhlmeier, Fraunhofer IZI, presents "Fighting COVID 19".
Anja Reutter, BioRegio STERN, presenting the respective German Health Tech Cluster.
Leibniz Institute FMP presenting Innovations in Molecular Pharmacology.
Prof. Dr. Armin Braun, Fraunhofer ITEM, presenting "The iCAIR® project:<br/>International cooperation to develop new agents against infectious diseases".
Mr. James WEN, Research Institute of Tsinghua University, Shenzhen RITS, presenting "Innovation Bridges to China".
Prof. Dr. Thorsten M. Buzug, Fraunhofer IMTE, presenting "The Future of Personalized Healthcare".
Sarah Niemann, Cluster Life Science Nord, and Dr.-Ing. Tim Suthau, UniTransferKlinik Lübeck GmbH, presenting KI-SIGS – AI Spaces for Intelligent Health Systems.
Prof. Stefan Jaroch, Bayer AG, Research & Development, presenting "Innovations at Bayer through Public Private Partnerships".
Gabriel Flemming and Dennis Wilkens from Germany Trade and Invest, GTAI, presenting "Medical Technology Business Location Germany – Gateway to Europe for Companies from China".
Daniel Koppelkamm, Convergence Partners AG,  presenting "Successful Sino-German Cross-border investment and Development".
The Munster Christ Market at night on the screen.
Mr. Meyer from China International Investment Promotion Agency, CIIPA, presenting "Building Innovation Bridges between Germany and China".
At "Meet the German Health Tech Clusters" Dr. Martin Reimer presenting the Medical Valley Erlangen.
At "Your Access to Fraunhofer in China" Dr. MA Xiaolong presenting the Fraunhofer Representative Office in Beijing.<br/>
A picture of the team at JITRI Overseas Cooperation Department in Dr. Paul Burrows' talk on "Innovation Bridges to China".