MInD - Medical technology International and Digital
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes international cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). MedicalMountains has received BMBF-funding from nationwide funding program to promote the cooperation of regional clusters and networks with international partners. This led to the project "MInD – Medical technology International and Digital".
Digitalization and additive manufacturing technologies are future-oriented megatrends in medical technology. These technologies offer economic opportunities with high potential for innovation for the companies of the medical technology cluster in Tuttlingen. However, the use of digital and additive technologies is still not sufficiently available in the cluster of traditional medical technologies. The trend, however, shows that digitalization and 3D printing will be the key technologies in the product development of the future.
MInD-project promotes the adaptation of digital and additive technologies into the R&D activities of the cluster and acts as a "door opener" to market-oriented, international cooperation.