Joint cluster management for a strong healthcare region
At the interface of business, science and clinics, the HealthCapital cluster management drives networking and the technology transfer in the German capital region. The task of the cluster management is to implement the “Master Plan for the Berlin-Brandenburg Healthcare Region” of the state governments of Berlin and Brandenburg and to further expand the region internationally to become the leading center for healthcare industries and life sciences.
A honorary cluster spokesman and groups of experts advise on strategic decisions and assume representational duties. The Berlin Partner for Business in Technology and the Brandenburg Economic Development Board have joint responsibility for managing the cluster.
The activities of the cluster management are co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The aim is to promote innovation and cooperation between companies and research institutions with the result of increasing competitiveness for smart, sustainable and integrative growth.
Cluster activities focus on two sectors of activity: life sciences and technologies and innovative care.
The two sectors’ tasks are to advance the master plan’s focal areas and strategic goals in structurally operative work, boost the stakeholders’ impulse to innovate, and promote exchange and networking within and among industries and clusters. For this reason, networking activities and industry events take place within the sectors. The sectors are responsible for the continuous communication of Cluster programmes and dissemination of knowledge from ongoing activities and topic teams.
In all these areas, the integrative topics of skilled workers, settlement, & portfolio development, internationalization, e-health, and an aging society play a central role.