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Berlin – from the start-up perspective
%5Bvc_row+equal_height%3D%22yes%22%5D%5Bvc_column%5D%5Bvc_single_image+image%3D%225080%22+img_size%3D%22full%22+alignment%3D%22center%22%5D%5Bultimate_spacer+height%3D%2230%22+height_on_tabs%3D%2215%22+height_on_tabs_portrait%3D%2215%22+height_on_mob_landscape%3D%2215%22+height_on_mob%3D%2215%22%5D%5B%2Fvc_column%5D%5B%2Fvc_row%5D%5Bvc_row+css%3D%22.vc_custom_1561037856751%7Bpadding-top%3A+20px+%21important%3Bpadding-bottom%3A+20px+%21important%3B%7D%22%5D%5Bvc_column%5D%5Bvc_column_text+el_class%3D%22post-text%22%5DIn+the+%3Ca+href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontiers.health%2Fberlin-digitalhealth-entrepreneurs%2F%22+target%3D%22_blank%22+rel%3D%22noopener+noreferrer%22%3Elast+blog+post%3C%2Fa%3E+%3Cstrong%3EUte+Mercker%3C%2Fstrong%3E%2C+Investment+Director+and+Head+of+Life+Science+at+%3Cstrong%3EIBB+Beteiligungsgesellschaft%3C%2Fstrong%3E%2C+presented+the+various+initiatives+of+the+stakeholders+in+Berlin%C2%B4s+Digital+Health+ecosystem.+Many+of+these+initiatives+focus+on+offers+for+start-ups+in+order+to+lower+the+entry+barriers+into+the+healthcare+market%2C+in+part+through+cooperation.+How+these+offers+are+accepted+by+the+start-ups+is+the+topic+of+Ute%27s+latest+blog+post.%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cstrong%3EKai+Bindseil%3C%2Fstrong%3E%2C+Cluster+Manager+HealthCapital+at+%3Ca+href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.berlin-partner.de%2F%22+target%3D%22_blank%22+rel%3D%22noopener+noreferrer%22%3EBerlin+Partner%C2%A0%3C%2Fa%3Ea+unique+public-private+partnership+collaborating+with+the+Berlin+State+Senate+and+over+280+companies%2C+states%3A+%3Cem%3E%E2%80%9DTo+gain+direct+access+to+the+most+important+stakeholders+in+the+healthcare+market+is+of+particular+importance+for+start-ups+in+order+to+successfully+place+their+new+products+on+the+market.+Our+team+is+in+close+contact+with+start-ups+and+investors+and+supports+them+with+a+wide+range+of+services+and+helps+them+to+make+best+use+of+the+ecosystem+itself+as+well+as+the+Berlin+lifestyle+and+the+talent+pool+-+key+factors+for+the+attractiveness+of+Berlin+for+start-ups.%E2%80%9D%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AFor+instance+%3Ca+href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inno-sphere.com%22+target%3D%22_blank%22+rel%3D%22noopener+noreferrer%22%3EInnosphere%3C%2Fa%3E%2C+an+Israeli+start-up+developing+a+new+%3Cstrong%3Edigital+therapy+for+ADHS%3C%2Fstrong%3E+has+set+up+their+European+headquarters+in+Berlin+using+the+EXIST+programme.+The+programme+is+directed+to+young+entrepreneurs+from+universities+and+research+institutes+in+Israel+who+are+starting+up+their+own+business.+Both+individual+entrepreneurs+and+groups+are+able+to+join+the+existing+start-up+networks+in+science+that+are+located+in+and+around+Berlin%2C+and+will+receive+the+best+possible+support+as+they+look+for+suitable+German+partners+and+complete+their+application+for+the+programme.%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cstrong%3EEhab+Shakour%3C%2Fstrong%3E%2C+Founder+and+CTO+of+the+company+has+his+own+view+on+the+Berlin+ecosystem+and+their+stakeholders%3A+%E2%80%9C%3Cem%3EAs+Europe+is+our+go+to+market%2C+Germany+was+a+natural+place+to+relocate+to.+From+there%2C+the+decision+to+choose+Berlin+was+a+no-brainer.+Berlin+is+uniquely+positioned+as+a+multi-cultural+city+that+is+attracting+top+notch+global+talent%2C+especially+in+life+sciences+and+neuroscience.+When+you+add+to+that+the+multitude+of+leading+universities+and+the+Charit%C3%A9%2C+the+decision+was+clear.+Coming+to+Berlin+proved+to+be+the+right+thing+to+do.+We+managed+to+recruit+top-notch+talents+that+perfectly+fit+our+challenging+needs%2C+and+expect+to+grow+our+activity+further.+As+for+partnerships%2C+we+are+now+planning+our+clinical+trials+with+the+Charit%C3%A9%2C+and+discussing+interesting+collaborations+with+Siemens.+On+the+personal+level%2C+we+felt+at+home+in+Berlin+from+day+one.+It%E2%80%99s+a+place+that+we+and+our+families+truly+enjoy%2C+and+look+forward+to+all+the+things+the+city+has+to+offer+culturally+and+otherwise.%E2%80%9D%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AThe+company+%3Ca+href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.selfapy.de%2F%22+target%3D%22_blank%22+rel%3D%22noopener+noreferrer%22%3ESelfapy%3C%2Fa%3E%2C+the+leading+company+for+%3Cstrong%3Eonline+psychotherapy%3C%2Fstrong%3E+in+Germany%2C+has+been+part+of+the+pilot+phase+of+the+Healthy+Hub%2C+where%2C+together+with+the+insurance+companies%2C+they+could+sell+their+digital+products+under+market+conditions+in+the+heterogeneous+world+of+the+statutory+health+insurance+funds.+Selfapy+cooperated+with+SBK%2C+the+Siemens+health+insurance+fund%2C+with+whom+it+jointly+developed+a+contract+model+for+the+insurance+company+and+tested+it+on+the+market.+According+to+%3Cstrong%3ENora+Blum%3C%2Fstrong%3E%2C+CEO+and+founder+of+the+company%2C+the+project+was+a+great+success+for+both+partners%3A+%3Cem%3E%E2%80%9CIt+was+very+helpful+to+work+so+closely+with+the+SBK%2C+to+understand+each+other%E2%80%99s+needs.+Already+within+the+first+months%2C+hundreds+of+patients+from+the+SBK+used+our+service+with+great+feedback.+As+we+helped+patients+get+better+fast%2C+it+was+a+win-win+solution+for+both.%E2%80%9D+In+the+meantime+the+tea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