Medical Valley—Europäische Metropolregion Nürnberg
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The Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg (EMN) Association is an internationally leading innovation ecosystem in the area of healthcare management.
Highly specialized research institutions, internationally leading and at the same time many growing companies are active here. They cooperate closely with world-renowned health research institutions in order to jointly find solutions for the challenges of health care today and tomorrow.
This extraordinary concentration of players, combined with the international market and competitive position of individual players, the unique infrastructures and services, all provide the conditions that allow ideas to be turned into products, processes and services more quickly.
The nationally and internationally outstanding position of this economically strong region was additionally strengthened in January 2010 by the appointment of “National Top Cluster” for medical technology by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
In April 2017, Medical Valley, in cooperation with the ZollhofTech Incubator and the Health Hackers, was named one of twelve national “Digital Hubs”by the Federal Ministry of Economics – the only one that focuses exclusively on health.
We, as Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg (EMN) Association, have currently more than 210 members from business, science, healthcare, networks and politics. We have been contributing to the further development, coordination and marketing of this eco system since 2007.
Current activities of Medical Valley EMN are a.o. operation of the innovation centers Medical Valley Center Erlangen and Forchheim, coordination of the Bavarian Cluster of Medical Technology (in cooperation with Forum MedTech Pharma), set-up and performance of the Medical Valley Award (Award for research teams in pre-founding phases) and the coordination of the platform “Digital medicine/health“ in line with Zentrum Digitalisierung. Bayern.
Furthermore, Medical Valley EMN is member of the consortium of EITHealth, a consolidation of European partners, that develop – within the scope of Horizon 2020 – new solutions regarding to the topics „Promote Healthy Living“, „Support Active Ageing“ and „Improve Healthcare“. With a budget of up to 80 m p.a. for the next 7 to 15 years EIT Health is currently one of the biggest health research programs worldwide.
In 2019 the dmac – Digital Health Application Center was founded in Bamberg. dmac is another essential hub in the Medical Valley eco system and offers support and expertise for companies on their way to digital medicine of today and tomorrow.