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Medical technology

High tech in an international growth industry

With worldwide sales of approximately €320 billion and annual growth rates of 5 to 6 percent, medical technology is one of the key industries of the future. Bavaria is home to more than 500 dedicated medical technology compa­nies with approximately €10 billion in sales. Additionally there are about 500 enterprises in the medical technol­ogy supplier and service provider segments, with total sales of approximately €5 billion. Around 80,000 highly qualified employees work in this industry overall. Bavaria therefore takes on a leading role in Germany and Europe. Businesses in Bavaria generate approximately one third of Germany’s production. As a matter of fact, more than 3 percent of the world’s medical technology comes from Bavaria.

This medical technology and clinical expertise is comple­mented by a top-class medical-clinical infrastructure.

The focused cooperation and application-oriented net­working of technologists and physicians are essential pil­lars for innovation. This is why the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy promotes the medical technology cluster platform. Two well-established, very successful organizations in Bavaria are the joint sponsors of this cluster: Forum MedTech Pharma e.V. is the largest interdisciplinary network in Ba­varia, Germany, and Europe in the area of medical tech­nology and the healthcare industry with more than 500 members.

The association promotes cooperation, brokers contacts, and provides information on the latest trends and innova­tions in the course of cluster management.

Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nurem­berg ( EMN ) is a leading international cluster in the medical technology field. Functioning as a cluster management or­ganization since 2007, Medical Valley EMN e.V. is an amal­gamation of currently 210 members from industry, sci­ence, healthcare, networks, and politics. The central tasks of cluster management are further development, coordina­tion, and marketing of the cluster.


Focus Areas

World-class research and development projects in particu­lar will be stimulated and implemented over the next few years, accelerating the digitalization of healthcare, utilizing cross-industry innovation approaches, promoting interna­tionalization in healthcare, and supporting start-ups dur­ing the founding phase and establishment in the market. Among other things, consortia will be assisted with fund­ing acquisition and successful network platforms such as the MedTech Summit Conference and expert groups will be expanded.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böcker

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böcker

Cluster Spokesman

[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich R. Reinhar

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich R. Reinhardt

Cluster Spokesman

Dr. Jörg Traub

Cluster Managing Director

[Translate to English:] Jörg Trinkwalter

Jörg Trinkwalter

Cluster Managing Director