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Digital Health

The digital health city Berlin is the place where innovative startups meet excellent research and top standard care

more than 150

approx. 40
Scientific institutions

Digital health accelerators and incubators

As Europe’s most attractive area for life science & healthcare, and an important hub of the IT industry with a growing number of IT companies, Berlin is the ideal playing field for digital health innovations. The comprehensive portfolio of companies, research institutes, clinics, care providers, network and government agencies, provides the ideal condition for the development, evaluation and market entry of digital solutions for health & care. 

    A top location for digital health research

    Digital therapeutics, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence for motion recognition and image analysis, or surgical navigation – a multitude or research institutes work on progressing towards a truly personalised and innovative medicine in Berlin.

    1. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    2. TU Berlin
    3. Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD)
    4. Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
    5. Several Fraunhofer Institutes such as FOKUS, HHI and IZM
    6. HTW University of Applied Science
    7. Zuse Institute Berlin
    8. Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)
    9. Einstein Center Digital Future
    10. German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
    11. Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI)
    12. Center for Artificial Intelligence - Public Health Research (ZKI-PH) (in German)

    Why Berlin?

    „Berlin is a great place for startup founders in digital health since it is the epicenter of Germany’s political, media and science scene. This makes it easy to get in touch with decision-makers and build networks in order to grow one’s business. Another advantage in order to build a great team is that Berlin is the place to be for talents from all over the world.“

    Nora Blum
    Nora BlumCo-Founder and CEO Selfapy

    The place to be for startups

    With their innovative spirit and digital expertise, startups deliver fresh solutions for digital transformation in the healthcare industry. The German capital region is home to over one hundred digital health startups, and the numbers are growing each year. They develop mobile apps and wearables to empower patients suffering from chronic diseases and to assist in their self-management. State-of-the-art technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data accelerate new applications.

    The following startups are based in Berlin:

    Home to many incubators, accelerators, networks

    The regional startup ecosystem is highly self-organized and offers young pioneers a broad range of events such as meet-ups, bar camps, seed camps and hackathons. Furthermore, increasing numbers of global players and companies based in Berlin are seeking to forge contacts with startups to invent new digital products and methods for the healthcare market. Being the German capital, Berlin also hosts a number of business associations in the field of Health IT.

    In the more than 85 accelerators and incubators, 11 of them in the digital-health field, innovators and investors from all over the world come together to pave the way for the future of health and care.

    Enter the Berlin Ecosystem at a multitude of digital health events, such as the Bionnale, DMEA – Connecting Digital Health, Charité BIH Entrepreneurship Summit (CBES) or World Health Summit.