Connected health in Medical Mountains - an innovation and transfer partnership of Furtwangen University

There are few other areas are so focused on innovation as medical technology. To be successful on the market, medical products must be continuously further and newly developed. Demands on the products are continually increasing, the products themselves becoming ever more complex - intelligent system solutions are required. Digitalization, biologicalization and miniaturization are the technology trends which currently guide and produce innovation in research and development work in medical technology. To implement these innovations diverse skills and interdisciplinary collaboration are necessary. The many small and medium sized medical technology companies in the region are faced with a huge challenge as a result. Alone they do not have the necessary know-how. Cooperation and networking with new partners is necessary.

The CoHMed partnership developed out of the MedicalMountains and TechnologyMountains cluster initiative, as well as many regional companies in the medical technology industry. The partnership forms the structural basis for cooperation and at the same time provides impulse for future research topics to be defined and implemented collaboratively to suit individual needs.

  • Project duration -
  • Field of Research Medical Technologies
Project partners

HFU Professors involved:

  • Prof. Dr. Bahman Azarhoushang
  • Prof. Dr. Paola Belloni
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Bucher
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Egert
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mescheder
  • Prof. Dr. Knut Möller
  • Prof. Dr. Hadi Mozaffari
  • Prof. Dr. Margareta Müller

Companies, cluster initiatives and organizations involved:

  • Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen
  • ATMOS MedizinTechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Lenzkirch
  • Carl Bechem GmbH, Hagen
  • Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, Aalen
  • Diamant-Gesellschaft Tesch GmbH, Ludwigsburg
  • Dinies Technologies GmbH, Villingendorf
  • Gühring KG, Albstadt
  • Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbH, Tuttlingen
  • Tuttlingen Campus of Furtwangen University, Funding Society e.V., Tuttlingen
  • JENOPTIK Industrial Metrology Germany GmbH, Villingen-Schwenningen
  • Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlheim/Donau
  • KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, Tuttlingen
  • Kern Microtechnik GmbH, Eschenlohe
  • Laborärzte Singen, Singen
  • MCAT GmbH, Donaueschingen
  • MedicalMountains AG, Tuttlingen
  • Orthobion GmbH, Konstanz
  • TechnologyMountains e.V., Villingen-Schwenningen

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and research (BMBF) within the framework of the "FH-Impuls" funding stream of the Research at Universities of Applied Sciences Programme.

Partnership spokesperson
CoHMed Management

CoHMed postal address

Furtwangen University
CoHMed project
Kronenstraße 16
78532 Tuttlingen

CoHMed visitors' address

Furtwangen University
IFC Innovation and Research Centre Tuttlingen
3rd floor
Katharinenstraße 2
78532 Tuttlingen