European Health-Tech Innovation Week™ 2022 Berlin


Berlin - 18th of May, 2022
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Research2Guidance is a consultancy and market analyst company focusing on the digital health market. Developing digital strategies for health care companies and connect traditional health care companies and start-ups.

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Dive into the latest innovations in the healthcare industry and meet the next generation of future health-tech leaders.

Come and meet the most

Successful Innovators

across the entire European Healthcare Industry

Biotech and Pharma Companies
VCs and Investors
Startups and SMEs
German companies looking to export
Companies looking to export
Companies working with AI
Clinicians and Procurements
M&A Executives

Berlin - A unique hub for Health-Tech Leaders

Home to world leading healthcare organizations.
Connect with local governmental associations and organizations.
Engage with top corporations.
Your business will be spoiled for choice
Experience the limitless universe of AI applications
Explore digital software programs preventing medical disorders
Germany Awards Program

Make 1 year worth of valuable connections in one day.

All times are in CET | Berlin, May 18th
09:00 - 09:15

Conference start

09:15 - 10:30

Panel Discussion: How to get a digital health solution in the reimbursement system in Europe?

Today, Europe is starting to become an attractive healthcare market for digital health providers. Getting a digital health solution reimbursed is still the gold standard for monetization. Germany has implemented its DiGA Fast Track, France and Belgium are about to have similar standardized reimbursement processes. Other EU countries are following with the implementation of DIGA copycats. This will make it easier for digital health companies to get reimbursed in the coming years. Together with country representatives, and speakers from startups and top health insurance companies, we will discuss the current status of the reimbursement opportunity in the EU countries, is DiGA a valid option to enter the European market, and what adoption to expect and should other channels be prioritized in the next few years.


Ralf Jahns,
Managing Director of Research2Guidance

Dr. Philipp Wustrow,
Co-Founder, OnlineDoctor

Michele Muehlemann,
Innovation Manager, CSS

Kai Eberhardt,
CEO, Oviva

Laura Jennings,
Global Head of Strategic Business Unit – Employers, SilverCloud

Tim Andrews,
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, ORCHA
10:30 - 11:30

Developing health wearables in a rapidly changing world

Dr Jacob Skinner has a background in academia, engineering, the physical sciences and wearable products. He founded Thrive Wearables, a full-service business specialising in the design and development of health and wellbeing wearables, in 2015 to provide a platform for organisations united by the desire to improve lives through wearable technology.

Jacob is a product development expert who works with people and technology to create user-driven products that offer real value.


Dr. Jacob Skinner,
CEO, Thrive Wearables
11:30 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Building Successful Digital Health Ecosystems: Mission Possible With The Right Approach!

Building a successful digital health ecosystem via partnership to drive innovation is of strategic importance for established healthcare companies. Hackathons, Accelerators, Incubators, Company builders, Investment arms are just a few approaches that healthcare companies have used to partner with digital health companies in the past ten years, which however have had limited success. This session will delve into the key reasons for failure and 8 building blocks to create an impactful digital health ecosystem via a partnership. Renowned digital health ecosystem & innovative managers from Pharma and Health insurance companies will share their success stories and lessons learned. Join our discussion today.


Ralf Jahns,
Managing Director of Research2Guidance

Dr. Jacob LaPorte,
Co-Founder & VP, Global Head of The Novartis BIOME

Dominick Kennerson,
Global Head, G4A Digital Health, Bayer

Jonas A. Hjortshøj,
Chief Commercial Officer, Liva Healthcare

Farina Schurzfeld,
Co-Founder, Selfapy
13:00 - 14:30

LUNCH and Structured Networking.

Featuring GIANT Health’s

“Ukrainian technology innovation SUPPLIERS SHOWCASE”.

GIANT Health is proud to support both technology businesses in the Ukraine, and Ukrainian refugees abroad providing technology services. We are showcasing video presentations from numerous Ukrainian technology suppliers who offer your business numerous valuable and cost-effective services, from software developing, to web design, AI programming, and other digital services

DeHealth LLC "Innovation in medicine"
Ukrainian cluster Alliance
International Club of Healthy Sleeping
Geriatric pansionat
LLC Innovation in medicine
ITEXE | Interlocking cybersecurity
Zubok CRM
AI Pro.Sport
NIX United
Radioprom LRMT
V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University
VanOnGo Eastern Europe OÜ
Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture

14:30 - 15:15

Investment resilience and readiness in the new digital health ecosystem

  • Healthcare Ecosystem Drivers & Trends

  • Endemic World - Public Health Opportunities
    • Interpretation of new policies, such as AI Act, GDPR, EU HORIZON GRANT
    • Smart Investment in Digital Health
  • G4A Digital Health Partnership Program


Dominick Kennerson,
Global Head G4A Digital Health Partnerships, Bayer G4A
15:15 - 16:30

Panel discussion for future of surgery
This is an exciting time to be involved in surgery. The future of surgery will bring innovative technologies, enhanced understanding of disease and wider collaboration among experts and innovators to improve patient care.

Technologies such as surgical robots, artificial intelligence, three-dimensional printing and new imaging methods are already changing and will continue to change the way surgical care is delivered. Developments in fields such as genomics, regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies could open new avenues for predicting and treating disease, which were unthinkable only a few years ago.

Attend GIANT Health to learn what the future looks like, meet the leaders demonstrating which technologies are likely to have the greatest impact, and what this means for patients and surgical professionals.


Shafi Ahmed,
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon ,Barts Health NHS Trust

R.J. Grossmann,
MD, Surgeon DigitalHealth Innovator,Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Professor Marlies P. Schijven,
MD PhD MHSc, Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon, Chair on Simulation, Serious Gaming and Applied Mobile Healthcare

Stefano Bini,
MD, Founder and Chair, Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Carla Pugh
Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine

16:30 - 17:00

Will you adopt me?

How digital health is reimbursed and scaled: 4 countries. 4 models

All health systems are united by a common trait- fragmentation. Different reimbursement and adoption pathways in different countries can make digital health solutions hard to scale in some countries. The market you choose can make or break your business. Europe is particularly complex. How do we go about it? We will kick off my providing you with an overview of how health systems are organized in Europe and why it matters for entrepreneurs. Our panellists will then share their journeys to adoption in 4 of the biggest markets: France, Germany, Spain, UK.

Together we will answer to the following questions:

-How are the health systems organized in Europe?
-How is digital health reimbursed? Who pays for what, how and what you need to prove?
-What are the main barriers to adoption and does the model scale?


Founder i-Expand, Author (Cash or Crash- How to launch a digital health business…successfully).


Founder of Basil Strategies, France

co-Founder, KAIA HEALTH, Germany

Managing Director, WYSA, UK

Elena Torrente Segarra,
Digital Health Development Deputy Director, DKV Salud, Spain
16:45 - 17:00

Wellster Healthtech Group Pitching


"NOW IN YEAR 9: GIANT Health's Startup Showcase

GIANT Health, in partnership with P4 Precision Medicine, is proud to showcase an impressive selection of Europe’s leading, award winning health-tech innovation start-ups. Continuing our 9-year track record as the leading “magnet for innovation”, according to the BBC, here’s an important selection of superb businesses demonstrating valuable innovations in healthcare - innovations that support GIANT’s mission “To improve the health and well-being of people around the world, by facilitating the acceleration and adoption of tech innovation”

Day 3: here are the third 4 start ups. Note more will be featured on Thursday, and Friday

Turing Biosystems
Dr Julian

Our Speakers