The Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health at the Technical University of Dresden and the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden was founded to concentrate the expertise of medical professionals and high-tech specialists. Dresden prevailed with its concept in a Germany-wide competition and the EKFS is funding the establishment of innovative training, organizational structures and interdisciplinary collaboration with a total of 40 million euros over ten years.
Objectives of the EKFZ for Digital Health
- Exploiting the potential of digitalization in medicine and thus for better patient care.
- Developing and promoting innovative medical digital technologies at the direct interface with patients.
- Promoting interdisciplinary innovative research projects to shorten the time from initial idea to prototype and reduce implementation hurdles.
- Supporting young scientists, i.a. during the interdisciplinary Springschool Clinicum Digitale, to shape a new generation of interdisciplinary medical doctors, engineers and scientists.
- Establishing a Regulatory Affairs office to fully support the teams and their projects on the path to medical devices.
With the filling of the first two professorships in 2022, the project teams will receive an even more solid theoretical foundation.
- Prof. Dr. Stephen Gilbert, Professor for Medical Device Regulatory Science
- Prof. Dr. med. Jakob N. Kather, Professor for Clinical Artificial Intelligence
These diverse efforts continue to drive the further development of the EKFZ for Digital Health into a university center for interdisciplinary collaboration in the digital health sector.
You can obtain more information in the press releases:
- Press Release from March 1st, 2022: Getting medical devices into patient care faster
- Press Release from May 19t, 2020: Professor Christoph Keplinger brings new generation of robots to Germany
- Press Release from Sept. 4th, 2019: Dresden creates ground-breaking interface between technology and medicine
- Press Release from April 8th, 2019: EKFS wählt die TU Dresden für 40 Mio. Euro Förderung aus
- Press Release from July 30th, 2018: Else Kröner-Fresenius-Zentrum für Klinische Forschung: Fünf medizinische Fakultäten im Rennen um 40 Millionen Euro
- Press Release from May 2nd, 2018: Beste Voraussetzungen für Spitzenleistungen: Mehr Zeit zum Forschen für Ärzte