“Hidden Champions re-inventing medical technologies” – this is what the MedTech Innovation Days were all about. Companies from German SMEs in the region showcased their cutting-edge innovations in the fully booked exhibition area of the German Centre: Cadfem, CMI, Erbe, Evonik, Fresenius, invenio, MA micro automation, Pitzek, Plasmatreat, Volume Graphics, Waldner, Zeiss and ZwickRoell. 35 companies and insti¬tutions in total showcased their expertise on these industry days with its more than 400 visitors.
At the conference, the exhibitors shared their approaches and best practices, covering trending topics such as smart chirurgical processes, endoscopes and lab equipment, automation and visualization as well as future-driven innovations of polymers, biomaterials and much more. The audience gained valuable insights on how to bring innovative healthcare to market and learnt about the prospering HealthTech start-up scene. Highlights of the events were the panel discussions: TÜV SÜD and its panellists shared approaches to ensure trust in smart healthcare services and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) gathered acknowledged experts for a vivid discussion about sustainable lab design, technology and operations. To enrich the MedTech Innovation Days, Erbe held a nurses’ training with acknowledgeable response.
The MedTech Innovation Days 2019 were set into action after the German Centre had initiated a similar event with the Industrie 4.0 Days the year before. Again, the organizers have picked a topic that is on the pulse of time for Singapore’s production sector. In Singapore MedTech companies find the perfect breeding ground for their growth, not only because the Singapore government has identified MedTech as a key sector within the biomedical sciences industry for development.
The Asian market for medical technologies is projected to overtake the EU as the second largest market globally by 2020 and within Europe, the German market is No. 1. Therefore, it is no coincidence that several German Centre tenant companies are innovators in medical technology and related industries. The MedTech Innovation Days were driven by the industry itself and could achieve that these mainly SMEs had a platform to a broader audience. An idea that found a lot of support, not only by the German Centre itself, but also their event partners such as Fraunhofer Singapore, JTC Corporation, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Messe Düsseldorf, Rödl & Partner, SingEx, TÜV Süd and under the auspices of the German Embassy in Singapore.
The German Centre Singapore provides offices, advice and network for currently around 140 tenant companies from different industries. Start-ups and representative offices find market entry advice from the German Centre itself as well as from Its backbone: their strong tenant community.
The German Centre Singapore is a member of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and part of a worldwide German Centre Network with locations in China, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and Vietnam.