Health Excellence: "getIT HealthTourism" competition


The getIT HealthTourism competition is aimed at promoting new digital concepts and ideas in health tourism.

Do you develop innovations in this sector?

Together we can make them become a reality.

Apply by January 31, 2017!

What are we looking for?

The “getIT Health Tourism” prize promotes innovative digital applications in health tourism that raise the attractiveness of Berlin as a center for health and the comfort of a stay in Berlin for foreign patients.

This can include apps, e-health solutions, online platforms or other digital applications, which

  • increase understanding of the treatment process and therefore promote patient confidence
  • facilitate access to medical data and services before, during and after treatment
  • make a stay more comfortable
  • link the sectors of health and tourism.

Who is eligible to enter?

The ideas competition is aimed at start-ups, established companies, research facilities and also individuals. The only requirement is that the applicant’s location / place of business is in Berlin or Brandenburg.

How do I enter?

To enter the competition, simply submit a project outline to get-it(at)berlin-partner(dot)de. You can submit your outline in a digital or written format. Concepts submitted in a written form must not exceed 10 Din A4 pages or 10MB, and should be in PDF format. Videos must not be longer than 3 minutes.

The closing date for entries is 31 January, 2017*

What are the prizes?

1st prize €15,000
2nd prize €5,000

All winners will be invited to present their ideas to a specialist audience during conhIT 2017. The awards ceremony will also be held during conhIT, and is certain to attract media coverage.

Selection of ideas | Schedule

An expert jury will assess the project outlines submitted.

The selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity of the concept
  • Innovative content
  • Practical application and feasibility in Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Scientific significance of the concept
  • Sustainability
  • Client-orientation

The jury members will be announced here nearer the time.


The schedule at a glance (click to expand)

Berlin is a magnet for visitors in the heart of Europe, as demonstrated most recently by the record 30 million plus visitors last year. The German capital entices visitors with its art and culture, historical places, vibrant, trendy districts and major music and sporting events. Berlin also enjoys substantial international prestige in yet another area – increasing numbers of visitors come to the capital in order to get healthy or stay healthy. Health tourism has made enormous headway over recent years, and the number of foreign patients coming to Berlin for medical treatment has quadrupled in the last decade.

As the start-up capital of Europe, Berlin is a hotspot for creative thinking and expertise. Young entrepreneurs and internet companies define the scene with their innovative ideas and products.

The combination of digital solutions, health and tourism has enormous potential for development. Medical and non-medical institutions alike will benefit from the synergies between these two industries, and Berlin can set itself apart from other regions through smart ideas in health tourism, developing a unique USP in the process.

The competition is part of the „Health Excellence – Medizinhauptstadt Berlin“ initiative by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and visit Berlin. The aim is to position the capital region more strongly as a center for health in Europe. Besides digitalization, the initiative is also committed to the areas of networking, trade shows, roadshows and qualification. For further information: