An ideal infrastructure, intense support and a broad network reaching connecting all relevant actors in health care – that is Health Innovation Port (HIP).
The collaborative space was founded in 2017 by PHILIPS, health insurer Techniker Krankenkasse and the City of Hamburg. Since then, startups in the Life Sciences industry get the chance to realize their innovative ideas for the Digital Health Market right at the headquarters of PHILIPS DACH. For that cause, they are provided with enough space to experiment and innovate – equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Established actors in Life Sciences assist the participating entrepreneurs. “We support our startups whenever possible – with hands-on-mentoring, sparring-opportunities, accelerator-programmes or various events”, explains Henrik Moessinger, Startup Manager HIP. To become part of the community, entrepreneurs have to apply with their business plan. They will only have to pay a rent, while the shares stay with them. Currently, around 15 founders are participating.