Health Axis Europe Partnering (HAEP) launches


The project aims to bundle the innovative strengths of science and industry and will provide a new tool for facilitated international knowledge exchange between academia and small and medium sized enterprises on the one side and global healthcare companies on the other. It effectively matches innovation seekers with innovators from a broad international network. In the BMBF funded validation phase (2018-2019) a concept of the new matching tool will be developed, tested and validated. The HAEP Team works closely with technology transfer offices and other innovation engines within the network.


  • Custom fit: Project and technology scouting is tailored using an individual search profile
  • Critical mass: Projects and technologies are sourced from a large international network of innovators
  • Reach: Projects and technologies are pitched in front of global health care company decision makers

Partners and Project Funding:

The Health Axis Europe Partnering  (HAEP) project partners include BioRN, Ci3, the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, University of Heidelberg (Research Campus M2OLIE), and the Health Axis Europe cluster partners KU Leuven, Brightlands Maastricht Campus and University of Copenhagen. Starting in January 2018, the project partners will develop and validate the Health Axis Partnering Project over a period of two years (till December 31st 2019)). The aim is the long-term implementation of the platform after this period. The project is funded with a total of 600k Euro by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).

Press Releases:

Download the press release about the funding approval from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) here

More information will also be available here:


Dr. Julia Schaft

Phone: +49 6221 4305 114


The European Health Catapult 2018

After the successful collaboration in 2017, EIT Health and the Health Axis Europe decided to run the European Health Catapult 2018 again toegther.

The European Health Catapult is a training and competition platform, to support start-ups or young SMEs in medtech, biotech and digital health. The Accelerator includes several opportunities to stage a start-up in front of experts and international investors.

Startup can apply now till April 27 2018!

For more information visit:

August 27, 2015

University of Copenhagen joins European health elite.


June 12, 2015

Maastricht joins the Health Axis Europe


September 25, 2013

Innovative Biotech Start-ups Honored at the HAE Accelerator Program in Heidelberg

July 09, 2013

Prof. Luc Mortelmans, Dr. Martin Hinoul & Michael De Blauwe of the HAE partner cluster in Leuven visit Heidelberg.

June 16-17, 2013

Representatives of BioRN and CI3 (Mainz) visit the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Rehovot, Israel, in order to meet with relevant research groups.

June 14, 2013

HAE Accelerator business session in Heidelberg with health startups presenting their business ideas to gain critical independent feedback from their mentors.

March 01, 2013
The first round of the HAE Accelerator Business Plan Competition begins

June 06, 2012:
President of Israeli Weizmann Institute meets with representatives of the Health Axis Europe alliance

June 08, 2011:
Constitution of Health Axis Europe signed

April 11-13, 2011:
BioRN Executives visit Cambridge

November 11, 2010:
Regional Development Summit in Heidelberg with Delegations from Leuven and Cambridge

July 26, 2010:
Martin Hinoul visits BioRN Cluster

February 10, 2010:
BioRN Delegation visits Leuven

June 01, 2010:
BioRN Executives visit Leuven


General inquiries

Dr. Birgit Rogell,
Coordination Office Heidelberg/Rhine-Neckar