Building Bridges, Factory Berlin's Medtech startup mentorship program.

A 3-month startup mentorship program based in the Ruhr:LAB at Factory Berlin, offering support to early-stage medtech startups by connecting the Berlin ecosystem with the Ruhrgebiet.

About The Program

The Ruhr:LAB is an innovation hub and creative workspace at Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park. As a satellite location of the Ruhrgebiet, the Ruhr:LAB joins together the forces of the thriving tech hubs in the Ruhr area and Berlin. Thus building a bridge and creating synergies between the two ecosystems. The inaugural Ruhr:LAB startup mentorship program offers support for early-stage tech startups in the field of digital health.

As well as Factory Berlin Memberships successful teams will be provided a dedicated workspace, mentoring, and the opportunity to network with major players from the Ruhrgebiet and the Factory Berlin community. The program creates impact through matchmaking and facilitating collaboration between the selected medtech and digital health startups, and industry leaders.

 Program Partners
 Program Partners
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Why the Ruhrgebiet?

  • The Ruhrgebiet and surrounding area is the most populated region in Germany, and is home to 20.6 % of all German startups, with a strong focus on B2B business models
  • 21% of its startups’ business models are in the fields of cybersecurity, logistics and artificial intelligence
  • The healthcare industry in the Ruhr area is one of its biggest employers and encompasses large international corporations & SMEs driving innovation and growth in pharmaceuticals, life science and medical engineering