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Why the German Digital Healthcare Act (DVG) is triggering such major investments
Digitalisation has the potential to genuinely improve the provision of healthcare in Germany. However, until recently, the integration of digital solutions was possible to only a very limited extent due to the general parameters of the German healthcare system. The German Digital Healthcare Act (Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz, DVG) has now created conditions that do justice to the dynamism of digital transformation and the speed of its processes.
Diabetes mellitus, and in particular type 2 diabetes, is becoming an affliction of global proportion. In 2006, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) already referred to the issue as "THE epidemic of the 21st century". Unfortunately, this prediction has turned out to be virtually on point.
The last nine months have been a thrill for Surge-on Medical. Since the launch of our equity crowdfunding campaign in August 2019, the company has been focused on raising funds and getting in touch with investors across Europe, without losing sight of daily operations and preparations for the future.
Start-ups can now apply to receive up to €500,000 in co-investment from EIT Health in return for options. Through the new Start-up Rescue Instrument, EIT Health aims to alleviate the economic shock posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In COVID-19-Times, Crowdfunding Could Serve as a Lifeline
Start-up CEOs will tell you that, even at the best of times, funds are difficult to raise. The slowdown (ok, crash landing) of economic activity the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, has all but dried up access to finance through conventional channels (e.g. venture capital).