Hessen – A State of Hidden Digital Healthcare Champions
“Hessen has achieved a leading position in the national comparison,” says Dr Rainer Waldschmidt, Managing Director of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI).
The “Healthcare Movers 2020 – Germany Report” identified companies making an important contribution to driving Germany’s digital competitiveness in the health sector. Thanks to these Healthcare Movers, Germany has taken an outstanding second place in the international ranking of 11 countries, including Canada and the USA. In total, more than 2,000 companies in Germany and over 7,800 companies worldwide were examined.
In the national ranking Hessen leads the pack and, with 23 top placements makes up 26 per cent of the international Top 100. Places 2 and 3 in the Top 100 go to Sanofi and Merck. “Hessen has achieved a leading position in the national comparison,” says Dr Rainer Waldschmidt, Managing Director of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI). “Hessen has excellent infrastructure and academic institutions that are strong in research. These cooperate with our highly innovative companies in the health industry, which are also very strong in research and development,” adds Waldschmidt.
Central Hessen stands out in this field in particular. Scientific institutions such as the German Center for Lung Research, the Kerckhoff Clinic and the Giessen-Marburg LOEWE Centre conduct cutting-edge research. At the same time, internationally renowned healthcare and life science companies develop and produce essential medical products and medicines in this region. Discover the latest developments on the blog: Homepage (2020) | Healthcare Mittelhessen (healthcare-mittelhessen.eu)
The core of the “Healthcare Movers 2020 – Germany Report” is based on analysing pioneering areas of expertise; this is data use expertise above all, which decisively influences future competitiveness in the digitalised market environment. One of the core results of the study is that it is not the size of the company, and also not primary expertise in the regulated health sector that is decisive for moving into the line-up of Healthcare Movers. For this reason, start-ups and ICT companies from other sectors are also high up in the rankings, not only in Germany but also internationally.
You can request the “Healthcare Movers 2020 – Germany Report” at: Healthcare Movers 2020 - Germany Report - Healthcare Shapers