On August 3, Zhangjiang Group, Siemens Healthineers and German Medical Valley held a cloud signing ceremony at the Siemens Healthineers Shanghai Innovation Center located in Shanghai International Medical Park (hereinafter referred to as "Zhangjiang Medical Valley").
Through this strategic cooperation, the three parties will integrate resource advantages to tap medical technology companies with growth potential in China and Europe, and jointly build a leading, sustainable and scalable China-Europe cross-border medical technology transformation platform /strong> At the same time, relying on the advanced technology and R&D resources of Siemens Healthineers Shanghai Innovation Center, it will promote the conversion of more medical technologies into valuable medical products and services, so as to benefit more patients.
Dr. Kong Jun, General Manager of Shanghai Siemens Medical Devices Co., Ltd., Yu Hongliang, General Manager of Shanghai Zhangjiang Technology Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and Joerg Trinkwalter, CEO of German Medical Valley, signed the contract on behalf of the three parties. Qi Xia, Vice President of Shanghai Medical Device Inspection Institute , Shanghai Zhangjiang (Group) Co., Ltd. Party Secretary and Chairman Yuan Tao, German Medical Valley Chairman Walter Maerzendorfer, Siemens Healthineers Global Imaging Diagnostic President Andre Hartung, Siemens Healthineers Chief Technology Officer Peter Schardt and Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific President Staudinger Elisabeth and other guests Witnessed this exciting moment together.
Zhangjiang Group, Siemens Healthineers and German Medical Valley Held Tripartite Cooperation Cloud Signing Ceremony
Three-way cooperation:Sow a "seed" and expect a "fruit"
The German Medical Valley is Germany's top medical technology cluster and the official management platform for medical technology and digital health in Bavaria. It has500+Medical technology companies,65hospitals,More than 100Members of medical research institutions and universities, strong The German Medical Valley brand and medical cluster operation experience.
After the signing of this contract, German Medical Valley will tap potential medical technology companies through its resource network in Europe, and further expand the scale of European companies in China. , and actively support Chinese start-ups to use the resources of German Medical Valley for international development and expansion.
German Medical Valley Signing Site
Walter Maerzendorfer, Chairman of Medical Valley, said: "Our goal is to build a technology transfer platform between China and Europe focused on advanced diagnostics, digital health and artificial intelligence. This platform is only a means , and the ultimate goal is to transform innovative ideas into real medical products that benefit patients around the world. In today's healthcare space, a lot of innovation happens in start-ups. We hope that by providing innovation networks , to promote young entrepreneurs to set up companies and communicate effectively with them, and look forward to working with our new partners to expand this network to China.Today, we are planting a 'seed', In the future, we will surely reap success!"
Another signatory, Zhangjiang Group, as the main force in the development and construction of Zhangjiang Science City, the promoter of emerging industries, and the creator of science and technology innovation ecology, will link the selected European startups Zhangjiang innovates ecological resources to accelerate its local growth. At the same time, it will also tap Chinese medical technology companies with high growth potential that urgently need to develop the European market, and actively assist these companies to carry out cross-border cooperation relying on the resources of the German Medical Valley.
Zhangjiang Group Party Secretary and Chairman Yuan Tao
Zhangjiang Group Party Secretary and Chairman Yuan Tao said: "This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Zhangjiang Park. Adhering to the global pattern and continuing to promote the construction of a technology innovation center with global influence is our long-standing practice. We hope that in this in-depth cooperation with German Medical Valley and Siemens Healthineers, we will give full play to their respective internal innovation resources and global innovation network advantages, incubate and cultivate more medical technology innovation enterprises, strengthen the source innovation engine, and make every effort to build The core bearing area of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center.”
Siemens Healthcare and Zhangjiang Group join forces: Link resources from all parties to create a medical innovation ecosystem
China is one of the most important strategic markets for Siemens Healthineers in the world and an important R&D and innovation base for Siemens Healthineers. As early as September 28 last year, Siemens Healthineers and Zhangjiang Group jointly established the Siemens Healthineers Shanghai Innovation Center, linking various resources, promoting the linkage of production, education, research and application, and gathering medical technology, digitization and artificial intelligence.
The innovation center is located in Zhangjiang Medical Valley. It is committed to working with local start-ups, medical institutions, and scientific research institutes in three aspects: advanced diagnosis and treatment technology, medical digitalization and artificial intelligence, and intelligent medical devices. The goal of the collaboration is to build a medical technology, digital and artificial intelligence innovation center with global influence.
Siemens Healthcare Shanghai Innovation Center is jointly constructed and operated by Siemens Healthcare and Zhangjiang Group's investment, loan and incubation platform Zhangjiang Ketou. The Zhangjiang Medical Valley where it is located has gathered a group of focused< strong>Oncology treatment, cell/gene therapy, next-generation gene sequencing and other forward-looking fields of cutting-edge medical technology industry cluster, is one of the most important high-end medical device manufacturing bases in Shanghai.
It is reported that the center has gradually formed a diversified, international and vigorous medical open innovation ecology since its establishment nearly a year ago. It has also been included in the first batch of 20 One of the open innovation centers of large enterprises.
Open innovation, cooperation is the key: Let medical innovation know no borders
No matter where, breakthrough technologies often come from cooperation across borders and industries, especially in the open innovation ecosystem,cooperation is the key to innovation .
Andre Hartung, President, Global Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers: "Siemens HealthCare has established a solid pace in China's open innovation ecosystem by connecting with various partners, enhancing capabilities in the clinical field, and launching Various cooperation projects (especially in the field of digitization and artificial intelligence) have further successfully strengthened medical technology innovation in China. This step will cross continents, link China and Europe, and give birth to more cross-border cooperation.”
In this regard, Peter Schardt, CTO of Siemens Healthineers, said: "The goal of Siemens Healthineers is to make medicine more convenient, efficient, sustainable and humane. Technology and innovation are the key enablers to achieve this goal. Achieving open innovation is long-term, challenging, and highly meaningful. Last year, we established the Siemens Healthineers Shanghai Innovation Center in Zhangjiang, starting an open innovation journey in the local and regional innovation ecosystem. Today, I It is great to see the German Medical Valley – a new companion joining our innovation camp, as we strive to create a transcontinental innovation ecosystem and achieve another breakthrough in innovative healthcare.”
Staudinger Elisabeth, President of Siemens Healthineers Asia Pacific, said: "As a global leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers has been committed to supporting global medical service providers to advance precision medicine, transform diagnosis and treatment models, improve patient experience and achieve Digital healthcare.We hope to take this signing and cooperation as an opportunity to leverage the advantages of all parties to support Chinese and European medical technology companies to expand their boundaries and continue to grow, so that medical innovation has no borders."
At the end of the event, the organizer invited 6 projects from China and Europe for roadshows. These start-ups all expressed their ardent expectations for the next expansion in China or Europe. With the help of the innovation resources of the three parties and the advantages of the global innovation network, the