Innovation for Your Health




Hygiene, Infection & Health (HIHeal)

The Hygiene, Infection & Health (HIHeal) project aims to establish a cross-cluster network in hygiene, infection & health along a joint value chain between the Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH and Life Science Nord Management GmbH clusters.

HIHeal links the players, including companies, scientific institutions, hospitals and funding bodies, in Hamburg in this area. The range of topics covers not only new "emerging diseases" such as Ebola, EHEC and MERS, but also nosocomial infections (hospital infections) involving challenges such as antibiotic resistance and hygiene measures.

Hygiene and infections are of enormous social, political, economic and scientific relevance. Microbiological and pharmaceutical research forms the basis for understanding various infection mechanisms. Infections can be avoided by improved hygiene measures and resistance can be prevented by the restrictive use of antibiotics.

As part of the Hamburg initiative to build bridges between clusters, Life Science Nord Management GmbH and Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH have teamed up to work together in two areas: hygiene, infection & health and e-health. The joint objective is to strengthen innovativeness and create more value across the clusters.

Project content

The project will focus in particular on:

  • Prevention
  • Diagnostics
  • Acute therapies
  • Fields of clinical innovation


01.04.2016 - 31.12.2021

Project Partners

  • Life Science Nord Management GmbH
  • Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH


The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.


Download HIHeal Network Guide


Juliane Worm
Falkenried 88
20251 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 - 471 96 428
Mobil: +49 176 - 249 13 286
E-Mail: worm(at)

Juliane Worm
Project Manager
P +49.40.471 96-428


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