Guidelines for Product Development
Are you just starting out and looking for support in designing and developing your idea? Our Health Product Wheel will help you along the way.
The Health Product Wheel
The health system places special requirements on products and services. It is not always easy to navigate your way through it. The Techniker Krankenkasse Health Product Wheel supports you in developing and fine-tuning your idea. It helps you consider all relevant aspects, better understand interrelationships, and progressively guide your product to success.
Your product is at the front and centre. The individual ‘spokes’ of the wheel can be used as a guide to refine your innovation. If you do not have certain information right at hand, the wheel offers useful methods for elaborating on each area.
Health Product Wheel
TIP: The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) offers personal advice on the development and market access of medical products and devices. For more information, visit the BfArM website.
Additional TK Offers for Start-ups
Collaboration Space in Health Innovation Port
Do you already know about the co-working space we offer in the Health Innovation Port (HIP) in Hamburg? At HIP, in addition to offices and workshops, we also provide you with helpful expertise through the HIP ecosystem. Together with Philips and other partners, Techniker Krankenkasse has established an all-inclusive space for innovative start-ups.Health Innovation Port
Health-i Initiative: A Kick-off for Your Idea
Once a year, you have the opportunity to present your innovation for the German healthcare system at the Health-i Awards, a part of the Health-i Initiative launched by Techniker Krankenkasse and German business newspaper Handelsblatt. A panel of 100 judges from all areas of the German healthcare system evaluate the best ideas, and with a bit of luck, you can become one of the Health-i Pioneers.Health-i Initiative