Million funding for medical technology location networking the cluster partners is exemplary Berlin/Nuremberg, January 27, 2010 – the region of Erlangen-Nurnberg is a flagship for new growth. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Robert Thomson by clicking through. \”It seems the Federal Ministry for education and research (BMBF), that the initiative Medical Valley EMN (European metropolitan region Nuremberg) with its application of centre of excellence for medical\” has named the Germanwind to one of five winners. \”\” The other winners are the software cluster\”(Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland), the Munich biotech cluster – m4\” (Bavaria), MicroTEC Sudwest \”(Baden-Wurttemberg) and the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr\” (North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Germany). Companies, academic institutions and related institutions regionally across a value chain work together in clusters. For the work of the projects of that already belong to the second generation of the excellence cluster competition, is a promotion of a total up to 200 Million euros over a period of five years provided\”, so Federal Research Minister Annette Schavan. \”With the support of the most powerful cluster of science, industry and other partners of a region we give just in times of crisis an important signal: the bridge between scientific institutions and companies is essential for long-term employment, growth and innovation.\” The judges have recognized the close link between science, economy, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as the innovation of medium-sized companies as a particular strength of the medical Valley initiative.
A prominent position as the anchor role in the cluster has a number of projects in the field of imaging diagnosis Siemens HealthCare. The success in the excellence cluster competition is a great honor for the region, and particularly for the University of Erlangen Nuremberg, because here, medical technology is a focus on research and teaching. Over 60 chairs and professorships of the a wide variety of disciplines deal with issues relating to the medical technology\”, commented Prof. Karl-Dieter Gruske, Rector of the University of Erlangen Nuremberg.