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Trend Report | Big Data & Health
What’s up Berlin?
Berlin-‐Brandenburg is known for being amongst the leading regions with life sciences and
healthcare industry centers. Outstanding science and research facili/es together with a broad
range of business-‐oriented research and development, create an ideal infrastructure for
transforming the latest scien/ﬁc ﬁndings into innova/ve products for the healthcare sector,
and make this region the key player in the innova6on landscape of Germany and Europe.
Approximately 350,000 people work in the healthcare industry in Berlin and Brandenburg,
which is more than ⅛ of the region´s total number of employed people. Therefore, the
healthcare sector shows a large contribu/on to employment and growth in the region. In
addi/on, the joint innova/on strategy of Berlin and Brandenburg (innoBB), which came into
existence in 2007, aims to expand the cluster's development and drive top performance for
the regional and global healthcare markets.
As a result, one can understand the importance of Berlin as a hotspot for healthcare
innova6on and therefore, the importance for startups to establish their headquarters in
Berlin; the city is full of opportuni6es and acceptance. Also, it is rather easy for digital health
startups to connect with policy makers in the healthcare industry, since health economics are
preby much interwoven with health policies.
According to Juliane Zielonka from Startupbootcamp Digital Health, Berlin has 35 large
research ins/tutes and universi/es focusing on life sciences. For digital health startups, this is
very beneﬁcial as it allows access to a network of qualiﬁed researchers, a great test ground
for prototyping, and a large pool of employable research and development teams. Accurate
laws protect businesses and entrepreneurs and further policy changes are in mo/on.
According to McKinsey, the city of Berlin is expected to create 100,000 new jobs by 2020.