Medizinische Innovation Nederland-Deutschland

In Germany as well as in the Netherlands, “Liefe Science & Health” is an innovative sector with enormous growth potential for the future and thus one of the most important pillars of the economy in both countries. The strong ageing of the population, the increase in chronic diseases, the lack of well-trained health personnel, the growing demand for tailor-made care and the emergence of new disease patterns are major societal challenges.

In the German-Dutch border area, there is a high level of competence in innovation for the health & life science sector. There are various initiatives in both countries that stimulate innovation in this field. However, these initiatives are often not cross-border oriented. The INTERREG project MIND aims to stimulate concrete cooperation between German and Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development of innovative health products.

The MIND project promotes both cross-border cooperation and the development of innovative products that can provide an answer to the economic and social challenges, especially in the field of care.

To this end, 6 innovation projects involving 18 companies and 6 research institutions and clinics were realised. In addition, 19 potential analyses for the development of new cross-border project ideas were supported. A core team of 4 network organisations under the leadership of Oost NL as lead partner coordinated the activities and launched the new project approaches.


Planned project costs

5.789.313,02 €

Project Duration

1.8.2015 - 1.12.2018


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV

Project partners

Stichting Health Valley, GewiNet, Kompetenzzentrum, Transferagentur FH Münster GmbH, Quirem Medical BV, Relitech B.V, Surfix BV, Febotec GmbH, Cinoptics, Noldus Information Technology BV, Radboud University, Nijmegen , Demcon Advanced Mechatronics Enschede B.V. , Finapres Medical Systems B.V., Fachhochschule Muenster, Zentrum fuer Medizintechnik und Ergonomie (MT-E), St. Franziskus Hospital, HybriScan Technologies B.V., Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Neurophysiology, Polyoptics GmbH, SmarAct GmbH, DKMS, CapaMed GmbH, Harmsen Software Engineering Services, TRYXZ, Corantis Kliniken GmbH, Roessingh Research and Development, Inmote MedTech , Netzwerk Gesundheitswirtschaft Münsterland e.V., beemo GmbH, SALT AND PEPPER software GmbH & Co. KG, Universiteit Twente, Femto Engineering GmbH, MR:comp GmbH , Rahmenpartner "Partner Potentialanalysen" (C/o Oost NL LP)


Financer Amount
Polyoptics GmbH 28.423,40 €
Universiteit Twente 61.283,50 €
Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Neurophysiology 24.177,60 €
MR:comp GmbH 25.213,75 €
Provincie Gelderland 50.572,88 €
Provincie Overijssel 50.572,88 €
Quirem Medical BV 133.646,10 €
EFRE / EFRO 2.867.895,00 €
DKMS 0,00 €
TRYXZ 0,00 €
beemo GmbH 112.058,88 €
MB Niedersachsen 112.384,17 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 236.006,75 €
St. Franziskus Hospital 25.065,40 €
Inmote MedTech 51.965,63 €
Noldus Information Technology BV 45.882,70 €
Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV 49.550,53 €
CapaMed GmbH 0,00 €
Harmsen Software Engineering Services 14.975,88 €
SmarAct GmbH 15.442,20 €
Fachhochschule Muenster, Zentrum fuer Medizintechnik und Ergonomie (MT-E) 128.590,54 €
HybriScan Technologies B.V. 103.257,35 €
Netzwerk Gesundheitswirtschaft Münsterland e.V. 0,00 €
Febotec GmbH 47.572,37 €
Roessingh Research and Development 71.202,25 €
Radboud University, Nijmegen 90.038,10 €
Demcon Advanced Mechatronics Enschede B.V. 101.947,50 €
Surfix BV 66.195,08 €
Rahmenpartner "Partner Potentialanalysen" (C/o Oost NL LP) 502.591,74 €
Transferagentur FH Münster GmbH 0,00 €
Finapres Medical Systems B.V. 20.734,50 €
Femto Engineering GmbH 38.617,00 €
Cinoptics 46.144,90 €
SALT AND PEPPER software GmbH & Co. KG 52.057,63 €
GewiNet, Kompetenzzentrum 60.593,50 €
MWIDE NRW 224.768,33 €
Stichting Health Valley 0,00 €
Corantis Kliniken GmbH 48.377,63 €
Relitech B.V 281.507,35 €