GED Gesellschaft für Elektronik und Design mbH

The GED Gesellschaft für Elektronik und Design mbH is active as a service company for electronics since 1986. The service portfolio includes consulting and development, CAD-Design and PCB-Layout as well as the production of electronic modules and devices. Furthermore GED develops, tests and produces innovative electronic products for industrial electronics and medical technology. As a contributor, it manufactures the products of the wholly owned subsidiary EQUIVert GmbH & Co. KG.

Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS)

With its competence in the fields of components and technology, sensor and microsystems technology, circuit design, mobile communication, system and application technology, the Fraunhofer IMS is the only microelectronics institute in Germany to cover the entire potential of the industry. Within the scope of the research and development activities, numerous patented and published system concepts, procedures and implementations in the medical sector were developed, some of them with industrial partners, up to product maturity.

University of Duisburg-Essen – Department of Electronic Components and Circuits (EBS)

The staff of the Electronic Components and Circuits (EBS) department at the University of Duisburg-Essen are proven experts in the fields of medical device technology, sensor technology, telemetry, system interaction and packaging and interconnection technology. Numerous R&D projects of the last few years impressively demonstrate that. In this context, numerous patented and published system concepts, processes, functional models and system prototypes have been developed. Many of them are ready for series production.


The HNOnet NRW eG brings together about 420 practicing ENT specialists from NRW. In this way, they want to continue to offer high-quality specialist medical care on site in the future. Thus, the HNOnet NRW eG sees itself as a modern medical service provider, which supports the work of the ENT specialists in private practice in all areas and ensures the future of outpatient care in the ENT sector in the long term.

Central Innovation Program Medium-sized Businesses – ZIM

ZIM is a nationwide, technology and industry open funding program for medium-sized companies and business-related research institutions cooperating with them. The ZIM is intended to support the innovative strength and competitiveness of companies in the long term and thus contribute to their growth, combined with the creation and safeguarding of jobs.

From left: Hanno Platz, NRW Minister of Economics Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Dipl.-Ing. Burkhard Heidemann, Chairman of the Jury Prof. Oliver Koch (Ruhr-West University of Applied Sciences) and Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Viga (University Duisburg)
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