Are you a start-up?

Check out our upcoming workshops on relevant topics such as MDR, Digital Health Applications (DiGa) and market access here.


Our mission is to facilitate user-centered digital health applications that contribute to shift future healthcare to the personal living environment of citizens.


Our activities focus on prevention, monitoring, treatment and care of people with chronic disease and involve emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, wearables or digital health applications.

Partners of the living lab

A strong and diverse network is the key. Citizens with their specific problems, needs and context are the starting point and center of our network and activities. Public and private partners join forces to shape innovations for future healthcare. Essential elements of these collaborations are co-creation, active user involvement, a real-life context and multi-stakeholder participation.

‚Living Labs are defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on systematic user co-creation approach, integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings.‘

European Network of Living Labs (

Value creation for start-ups

Successfully developing, implementing and scaling digital health innovations in a highly-regulated market requires more than just a good idea and money. Access and support through an ecosystem of different stakeholders with market-specific expertise: The Healthcare Living Lab.

Access to a broad network of patients, healthcare professionals, investors, health insurers and research institutions

Hands-on workshops along the start-up journey (e.g. MDR)

Participatory product development and validation in co-creation with the end-users

Networking with other founders, investors and health insurers

The Healthcare Living Lab is part of the Healthcare Start-up Ecoystem NRW.

With kind support of the citizens of North Rhine-Westphalia through the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy.