Health Axis Europe HAE R & D Community Science-Match HAE Accelerator

Welcome to the Health Axis Europe Website

The Health Axis Europe (HAE) is a strategic alliance initiated by the biomedical clusters Cambridge (UK), Leuven (Belgium), Heidelberg (Germany), Maastricht (Netherlands), and Copenhagen (Denmark) in order to cross-leverage innovation resources and thus jointly increase the international competitiveness.


News and Events

New funding opportunity for SMEs 

  • 3 projects with a focus on biotechnological and medical device innovation
  • Max. 1 M € per project: 50% matching funding
  • International collaborations: 3 partners

For further information please see the website of the Biotech-Cluster Rhine-Neckar.

Save the date: European Health Science Match Rhine/Neckar on September 26, 2016

The European Health Science Match is an innovative event format for the integration of science, business, and young talent. Up to 100 internationally renowned researchers from leading institutions give 3-minute presentations of their work in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, and biotech. With about 1000 attendees, the event targets scientists, companies, and young professionals from all over Europe. The working language of the conference is English.

HAE Accelerator continues in 2017

The Health Axis Europe (HAE) Accelerator is a pan-European program to identify, train and connect the best health technology start-up teams from leading innovation hubs in Europe with international venture capital funds. The program is open for participants from geographically defined areas around the HAE partner clusters Cambridge (UK), Leuven (Belgium), Maastricht (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Heidelberg (Germany).

The 2nd edition of the HAE Accelerator will start 2017.

University of Copenhagen joins European health elite

Knowledge, growth and visions for future health. These will be the keywords when the University of Copenhagen formally becomes part of the strategic alliance ‚Health Axis Europe‘ on Thursday 27 August 2015 at 14.00. The alliance collaborates on sharing resources across Europe and strengthening the competitiveness through healthcare innovation.

Read the press release.

Maastricht joins the Health Axis Europe

The health research region Maastricht joins the Health Axis Europe. The four leading locations Cambridge (UK), Leuven (Belgium), Maastricht (Netherlands), and Heidelberg (Germany) form an alliance to foster innovation in health across Europe.

Read the press release.


General inquiries

Susanne Burkhardt,
Coordination Office Heidelberg/Rhine-Neckar