Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health

The EKFS has established an Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health at the TU Dresden in Sepember 2019.
Prof. Stefanie Speidel

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.
Dr. Cornelia Voß
Dr. Cornelia Voß
EKFZ for Digital Health, EKFZ for Nephrological Research & Special Projects
Project CRT | Judith Baumgarten und Rosa Nickl mit dem ersten Prototyp zur Messung der kapillaren Wiederauffüllzeit.
Prof. Jochen Hampe and Minister of Economics Martin Dulig test the prototype of a new micro-robotic endoscope.
Prof. Stefanie Speidel