February 1st – 5th 2021
R&D Partnership Canada-Germany
in medical technology and digital health
Company Partners
The Trade Commissioner Service

The Trade Commissioner Service, part of Global Affairs Canada, helps Canadian businesses grow with confidence by connecting them with its funding and support programs, international opportunities, and its network of trade commissioners in over 160 cities worldwide.

The trade commissioners at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin and in its consulates in Munich and Düsseldorf are there to help Canadian companies and institutions expand in Germany by providing market intelligence and qualified contacts.

For German companies and institutions, the trade commissioners can assist in identifying Canadian suppliers, partners for R&D projects and support for investment projects in Canada.


The Trade Commissioner Service
National Research Council

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is Canada's leading innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses. It provides advice, connections and funding to help innovative Canadian businesses increase their innovation capacity and take their ideas to market. Through a broad range of international activities, NRC IRAP provides direct support to businesses with international interests, connecting companies with the funding, advisory, export, and innovation services they need to access new markets and global value chains.


National Research Council
Government of Ontario

The Ontario Trade and Investment Office in Munich is part of the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and is responsible for assisting Ontario companies in Germany and Austria as well as working with German and Austrian companies looking at setting up in Ontario. As one of the 14 Ontario offices worldwide, we work closely with the Trade Commissioner Service on export promotion and investment attraction.

Mr. Chris Begley
Consul (Economic Affairs – Ontario)
Email: chris.begley@international.gc.ca
Ontario Trade and Investment Office
c/o Consulate of Canada
Tal 29
80331 Munich

Government of Ontario
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Berlin stands for movement and change, for growth and new opportunities! The German capital region Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the world's leading locations for the healthcare industry, healthcare, and the life sciences and home to over 600 Biotech, Medtech, Pharma and Digital Health companies. Leading global companies, renowned scientists, first-class hospitals, innovative start-ups, and specialists from all over the world work together each day to deliver the very best goods and services for the regional and global healthcare markets.


Petra Schmauß
Division Manager
Email: petra.schmauss@berlin-partner.de
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH
Fasanenstr. 85
10623 Berlin

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
BioRN Cluster

BioRN is the science and industry cluster of the Rhine-Main-Neckar region around Heidelberg, one of Germany’s strongest biotech hubs. It is a non-profit network fostering health innovations and serving its members by creating a rich translational ecosystem as well as promoting, representing and connecting the regional innovation stakeholders.

Dr. Friedemann Loos
Innovation Manager
Email: fl@biorn.org
BioRN Cluster Management GmbH
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582
69120 Heidelberg

BioRN Cluster
Life Science Factory

Initiated by Sartorius, the Life Science Factory is a start-up incubator aiming to promote scientific progress and to strengthen the research and development of innovative technologies in the life science sector with a clear application focus. The Life Science Factory currently offers co-working space, multi-use event space and a prototyping workshop. Regular events, mentoring and workshops are an integral part of the Life Science Factory's offering. From the end of 2021, the Life Science Factory will offer to its life science start-ups an expanded concept with additional state-of-the-art and fully equipped laboratory space (shared lab benches).


Life Science Factory
Medical Valley

The Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg (EMN) Association is an internationally leading healthcare management cluster. In April 2017, Medical Valley, in cooperation with the Zollhof Tech 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. Since 2019 dmac – Digital Health Application Center in Bamberg has been another substantial hub in the Medical Valley ecosystem.

Anna K. Werner
Project Management Healthcare IT
Henkestraße 91
91052 Erlangen
anna.werner@medical-valley-emn.de www.medical-valley-emn.de/en

Medical Valley

The Medizin.NRW cluster is the central competence platform for medicine in the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) region. It supports players involved in innovative medicine in NRW through 1) networking, 2) information, 3) advice and 4) location marketing in order to promote NRW as a location and to build a strong, strategic clinical research network.

Cluster Medizin.NRW
Merowingerplatz 1 | 40225 Düsseldorf
Dr. Patrick Guidato | Clustermanager
Phone: +49 228 3821-1768
Email: patrick.guidato@dlr.de
Website: medizin.nrw

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The company helps create and secure extra employment opportunities, strengthening Germany as a business location. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, Germany Trade & Invest supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Friedrichstrasse 60 | 10117 Berlin
Mr. Gabriel Flemming | Senior Manager Chemicals & Healthcare
Email: gabriel.flemming@gtai.com
Website: www.gtai.de