Forum MedTech Pharma e.V. A Network for Innovations

History - foundation

From an idea to the largest network in the German health care industry

The Forum MedTechPharma was founded at the beginning of 1998 on the initiative of and with significant support from the Bavarian Government. Its foundation was preceded by the Study on Medical Technology in Bavaria, commissioned by the Ministry for Economic Affairs. Given the changes in health care, pressure on costs and globalisation of markets, the demands on the worlds of science and business in the areas of medical technology and pharmaceuticals are growing. At the same time, high growth rates were forecast for the industry in the medium term. As an internationally renowned location for medical know-how and a centre of expertise for medical technology in Germany, Bavaria accepted the challenge and, in Bayern Innovativ GmbH, encountered an agency that has served as a hub between the worlds of science, business and research since 1995.