October 17-18, 2018 | Potsdam, Germany

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HIMSS Europe is a voice, advisor and thought leader of transformation through health IT. As an independent organisation with innovation at its heart, HIMSS Europe unites and engages key stakeholders across the health and care ecosystem through events, media, analytics and communities that are focused on helping healthcare systems to define their IT strategies meanwhile supporting the healthcare industry to improve its services.

By offering a high quality, Pan-European platform to collaborate and exchange best practice, news, information and data, HIMSS Europe has a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health and care and deliver more effective patient outcomes.

Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 60,000 members, 600 companies and over one million HIT network of key influencers that drive innovation across the world.

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is unparalleled on the German university landscape. HPI offers unique innovation-oriented and practically-based Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree programs in “IT-Systems Engineering.” In addition, HPI offers a supplemental study program in the innovation method of Design Thinking. Academically structured as the independent Faculty of Digital Engineering at the University of Potsdam, HPI unites excellent research and teaching with the advantages of a privately financed institute and a tuition-free study program.


The German capital region is one of the leading life sciences and healthcare industries centers in the world. At the interfaces of business, science and clinics, the HealthCapital cluster management supports networking and the technology transfer and helps companies interested in relocating to the region. Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and the Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation (WFBB) are responsible for managing the cluster.

Our aim is to provide comprehensive support to companies and scientific institutions interested in inward investment or further development in the capital region.

We are ready to assist you with:

  • Finding a site,
  • Funding and financing,
  • Technology transfer and R&D cooperation,
  • Cooperating in networks,
  • Recruiting personnel, and
  • Developing international markets.

Financed by funds of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of Brandenburg.


Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH (WFBB) is the central contact in Brandenburg for investors, onsite business people and technologically orientated start-ups. We are able to provide a variety of services offering advice on economic and employment promotion and to encourage employment from one source thanks to our expert knowledge, our contacts and a close connection to our partners as well as custom service packages – personalized, confidential and free.

WFBB provides support with set-up and expansion, innovation, internationalization and networking, provides referrals for acquiring skilled labor as well as continuing education of employees, provides advice on questions regarding financing and promotion and acts as a guide for bureaucratic procedures. As an energy-saving agency, WFBB is also closely involved with implementing Brandenburg’s energy strategy. We are also committed to onsite marketing.


The annual Health Week in the German capital region aims at showcasing strengths and innovations of the regional life sciences and healthcare industries. With its numerous events, it also provides a platform for discussing important aspects and challenges of healthcare with national and international experts.


Together with experts from life sciences, such as medical experts, biologists, and geneticists, researcher of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) have developed the cloud platform „Analyze Genomes“. The platform enables a completely new way of working by building upon latest in-memory technology to enable new perspectives for precision medicine in the clinical routine. Medical experts and researchers are no longer slowed down by long-running data processing steps. Instead they can test and verify their hypotheses in real time. Through the integration and combination with worldwide sources of medical knowledge manual and time-consuming searches in the Internet are omitted. As a result, precise treatment decisions can be made always on the basis of the latest available, worldwide medical knowledge for the patient’s sake.

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