Medical Engineering in Erlangen
Why study Medical Engineering in Erlangen?
The immediate proximity of excellent scientific force and the mixture of traditional and young innovative businesses prompts an excellent work environment for dynamic developments. The Franconian Huguenot city has now developed into one of the first-class regions in Europe thanks to the second largest alma mater in Bavaria whose School of Medicine is one of the most renowned in Germany, to the over 100 medium-sized businesses focusing on medical research and to the production and services of the global player Siemens Healthcare. It is a unique opportunity in Bavaria to have a close cooperation of the School of Engineering and Sciences. The new Nikolaus-Fiebiger centre for cutting-edge research in the interdisciplinary area of biology and medicine is a great example. Scientists and medical researcher work closely together.
The data concerning health care in Erlangen is impressive: 25 clinical departments and the hospitals “Klinikum am Europakanal” and “Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien” not only make up for 2800 beds but also have garnered an excellent reputation in its region and beyond. According to peer review, Erlangen is the undisputed global leader in the area of neurosurgery thanks to their unique interdisciplinary neurological centre
in which experts of the four university clinics for neurosurgery, neurology, ophthalmology and psychiatry work closely together and apply state-of-the-art technology. Maintaining and improving the high standard in quality is a high priority for Erlangen and the Bavarian government who provides large funds for research and clinical facilities.
This unique scientific and corporate portfolio endorses Erlangen as an excellent location for ambitious research and successful product innovations. The city of Erlangen is a mediator who develops the structures for a close cooperation between business and sciences, provides networking and establishes forums to foster the existing cooperation and guarantee an even more successful future. For this matter local authorities initiate and support cooperation projects like the initiative “Medizin-Pharma-Gesundheit“ that establishes contacts between businesses, research facilities and clinics in the region and promotes the exchange of competence. Connecting the different participants of the Health industry provides optimal conditions for new start-up companies, for example the founding of the venture capital company for medical entrepreneurs. In cooperation with the Office for Knowledge and Technology Transfer a highly creative work environment with an extremely dense communication network has developed in Erlangen.
This becomes apparent in the recent founding or settling of 60 new start-up companies, including award winning businesses like November AG, WaveLight or HumanOptics.
Erlangen is home of the Bavarian Laser Centre, two Fraunhofer institutes and the Max-Planck research group “Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics”. An important milestone of Erlangen´s journey to become the world capital of Medicine is the construction of the Medical Valley Center (MVC). The 12.5 million euro construction in the centre of the city is a sign of determination and drive to further distinguish Erlangen as an optimal location for medicine and emerge to the top in European ranking (source: City council of Erlangen).
- SIEMENS Healthcare
- Bayerisches Laserzentrum
- Peter Brehm GmbH
- Astrum IT
- Dr.Hein Gruppe
- 3D-Shape GmbH
- Tomey GmbH
- medigration GmbH
- achtzehn medical service GmbH & Co. KG
- Hans Pausch GmbH & Co. KG
- Karl Lettenbauer (chir. Instrumente)
- sepp.med GmbH
- medwork medical products and services GmbH
- BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
- HEITEC AG
- Erlangen AG
- Medical Valley EMN e.V.
- Medical Valley Center
- KIMPG – Kompetenzinitiative MPG
- IGZ – Innovations- u. Gründerzentrum
- WTT – Wiss.-Technol.-Transferstelle
- MedTech Capital Fonds
- Forum MedTech Pharma
- Cluster Medizintechnik Bayern
- DGBMT – Dt. Ges. für Biomed. Technik
- DGIM – Dt. Ges. für Innere Medizin
- BMWi Kompetenzinitiative Medizintechnik