Health economy beyond borders

Monday 20 January 2014

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Healthy Ageing Campus Netherlands signs letter of intent with German counterpart in UMCG

During the board meeting of Regio Groningen Assen and  Metropole Nordwest (Oldenburg, Bremen) , the Healthy Ageing Campus Netherlands and the Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e.V. took the podium to present their mutual interest and common ambition in developing closer regional cooperation between Groningen and Northern Germany in the area of Healthy Ageing. “Helping life science companies in both regions to go beyond borders, stimulates innovation in prevention and care, states Edward van der Meer, Director Healthy Ageing Campus Netherlands.

German counter organization Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest, a health economy network for value adding, logistics, qualification and research for the metropolitan area of Bremen-Oldenburg in North-West Germany, represented by Director Sabine Roeseler showed great interest in harmonizing the efforts to create health economic strength on both sides.

Jasper Dijkstra from Diagnoptics, a company specialized in non-invasively diagnose, gave a concrete example of why they need support to enter the German market.

Before 65 guest, including gedepuderte Mark Bouman and Dean of the UMCG Folkert Kuipers who also gave valuable content to the day, continued their program with a walk to the province house to discuss the topics of mobility, energy and smart region, the morning session in the Ronde Zaal of the UMCG was closed with a signing ceremony of a letter of intent between Mr. van der Meer and Mrs. Roeseler. Planned is another meeting in February between the Healthy Ageing Campus and Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e.V. to work on concrete projects, including a pop up location of the R&D Hotel in Oldenburg.