Our Ongoing Events:

4th Health Founders Ruhr Meetup - It goes on!

The Ruhr area-wide meeting of founders in the healthcare sector is entering the next round!  Exchange ideas and network with innovative founders from the health sector from all over NRW (everyone from outside is also welcome!). No matter whether you are just starting out, have a brilliant idea or have already founded a company – this is the right place for you!

Register now and secure your ticket here.

Our Recent Events:

BrainBusiness Neuroscience meets healthcare industry

Dear scientists, colleagues and other interested parties,
We would like to cordially invite you to our fourth BrainBusiness transfer event “Neuroscience meets healthcare industry”.
When: Wednesday, July 03 from 15:00 to 18:00
Where: University of Applied Sciences for Health, Lecture Hall 2, Health Campus 6-8, 44801 Bochum
You can find a flyer with the program under the following link: BrainBusiness-Flyer

There you will also find a direct link to registration. If you would like to register directly, please click here.
The main topics are:

– Mental Health: Understanding and implementing the basics of mental health

– Neurodegenerative diseases: Understanding the basics, realizing early detection, shaping care

The event will again be jointly organized by the Research Department of Neuroscience, MedEcon Ruhr and the HealthCampus Bochum.
The aim of the event is to bring together various stakeholders on these topics. In addition to presentations that will provide insights into the various areas: Business – Research – Application, there is plenty of room planned for discussions and networking with all those involved.
In addition, short presentations on “Transfer, founding, growing: Who is there? Who helps?” are planned, including start-up consulting at Bochum Economic Development, RUB-Worldfactory / health+ Incubator, DigiHealth Start NRW, Quhr – the Smart Health Hub Ruhr.

We look forward to a lively participation and exciting discussions.

Ruhrsummit 2024

Are you ready to experience a day full of groundbreaking ideas, inspiring conversations, and captivating stage programs? Curious about the vibrant world of the start-up scene Then dive into #ruhrSummit2024! On May 28th, the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum will transform into an epicenter of innovation!

Come and visit us at the Worldfactory booth, get to know our start-ups up close, and network with visionaries of the digital future! Don’t miss the unique contributions on the Bryck digital health stage program, where you’ll gain exclusive insights into the world of digital healthcare.

Secure your ticket for May 28, 2024, here.

Co-Founder Matching - Ruhr Uni Bochum


Do you have a start-up idea, but you don’t have any team members from other departments? Would you like to be part of a start-up team, but don’t have your own start-up idea?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you are a RUB student, researcher or come from another/no university (external) – we want to bring together people from different disciplines who are interested in founding a company or NGO. After all, in addition to an innovative idea, it is interdisciplinary skills that will help you as a team to successfully found a company.

The event is intended as a platform to get to know each other. Everyone who is looking for co-founders is warmly invited.

Get your Ticket here!

Startup Thrive

Monthly Webinar

As founders in the health sector, you face special challenges. To help you make better decisions and become more successful, we have created the free monthly webinar series “Health+ Start-Up Thrive” to cover a range of topics close to the hearts of all (aspiring) founders in this sector.

In March, we’ll have Lisa Schwarz (Marketing, Branding) to give us an insight on how to best market your Start-Up to success.

A list of all speakers and their topics

3rd Health Founder Ruhr Meetup


The HFRM goes into round 3!

The Ruhr region-wide meeting for founders in the healthcare sector!
Exchange ideas and network with founders from the health sector from all over NRW (of course, anyone from outside the region is welcome to come). It doesn’t matter whether you are simply interested in the topic of start-ups, whether you already have an idea with which you would like to become self-employed or whether you have already founded a company.

Register and get your Ticket here!

Bio Start-Ups - Founding in Biology


We want to give Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral students and lecturers an understanding of the topic of start-ups!
Be inspired by the start-up stories of Biology RUB alumni and find out which start-up offers and
support are available for students at the RUB.
Afterwards, there will be an exchange in which open questions can be clarified.

Biomedical Engineering @RUB




Take the opportunity to present your research project to a large audience! Attend the 2024 BMT event either as a poster presenter or as a visitor.
At this event, you can look forward to networking with other scientists, meeting organisations that support business transfer, and getting to know other projects related to yours.

Apply here by 29 February!

Health Founder Ruhr Meetup


We are hosting the founders meeting of the health industry in the Ruhr area again!

Exchange ideas at CUBE 17 and network with founders from the health sector from all over NRW (of course, anyone interested can come from outside). It doesn’t matter if you are simply interested in the topic of founding, if you already have an idea with which you would like to start your own business, or even if you have already founded a company. This event will give you the opportunity to get new founder contacts, meet co-founders and exchange ideas with experts from the health sector.

Health Founder Ruhr Meetup Event January 2024

Matchmaking Event


You have a startup idea but are still in need of partners with different skills to support your plans? Your startup is looking for employees, e.g. from the field of economics, IT security or from other subject areas?

Then this is the right event for you – Meet other RUB entrepreneurs looking to join a startup or to add members to their startup team!

No matter if you are a student, postdoc or co-founder of a startup – we bring together those who are looking for team-mates from different disciplines of the departments of RUB.

Register here until November 29th!

Matchmaking Event

VR Summit 2023


The RUB VR Summit will bring together academic and industrial researchers developing the use of extended reality. The list of internationally acclaimed speakers includes figures from the top level of current developments in XR research. More information about this event is on the announcement site.

VR Summit

Digital Demo Day


Meet us at our booth on the Digital Health Demo Day 2023 on the 17th of August!

Follow this Link for more Information.

Health+ Investoren Demo Day 2023


Next date: tba

Our first physical event in 2023, the Health+ Investor Demo Day, successfully concluded on May 11. Around 100 participants from different incubators and accelerators across North Rhine-Westphalia, including some of our start-ups, joined us at the O-Werk. Six start-ups that excelled in the first round of pre-selection pitched on the day, with the top three winning a money prize and access to start-up events. Check out the wrap-up from the event below.

External Events

Get in touch with the exciting start-up scene at events from our partners, mentors and internal network. Follow us on LinkedIn to stay tuned for the latest events and updates!

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