The first cross-boarder BusinessTreff of MedLife e.V. with the involvement of its Dutch networking partner LifetecZONe was a complete success. The event took place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems (CBMS) and was well-attended. Despite the Koningsdag the other day, the Dutch guests insisted on visiting the BusinessTreff as well. A great and brisk exchange proceeded before and after the individual talks and many new business contacts were established in a pleasant atmosphere.
The presenting companies and research institute, respectively provided an extensive insight into the newest research and innovations. Prof. Dr. Jockenhövel of the AME – Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University impressively explained how applied and interdisciplinary research appears today by taking the example of biohybrid implants. Subsequently and equally impressive, Wolfgang Hassa presented an extraordinarily innovative recent development of the newly founded enterprise sphairlab GmbH – an inflatable, textile and mobile Cleanroom which is already operating. The participants were noticeably impressed by the presented model.
Issues like Intellectual Property (IP), patents and licenses are of tremendous importance for the legal safeguard of research and innovation. Concerning this, patent attorney Carsten Koch of FARAGO gave an insight into it and was also available for numerous questions after the event.
Next to the entrenched companies and research facilities the start-up nevisQ presented its innovative development – the ‘intelligent baseboard’. The baseboard equipped with sensors serves the purpose of a discreet room activity analysis and is especially supposed to help older people in their facilities in an emergency situation. At that, they develop a product for the booming market of the health care sector. Readily, the business executive Christian Kind received feedback and stimuli from the attendees.
The cross-boarder exchange was perceived as utterly positive by the participants and shall be continued prospectively. Following the presentations, Prof. Dr. Jockenhövel guided the guests through the newly opened CBMS on Campus where interdisciplinary research is being practiced and experienced.