Good Medical Care is the Basis for a Democratic Society

"Our health care system is faced with two important challenges: first, we have to provide reasonable coverage at acceptable prices, second we have to introduce more innovation," says Professor Wulf Rössler, research director at the Incubator. The Incubator's applied research is dedicated to answering these challenges.

One area of concentration: The Inucbator is developing new business models and organizational innovations to help integrate the care of chronically ill patients. New possibilities for better quality management of medical services are of special interest to the business partners. Another focus: Several projects have a strong regional concentration with regard to questions of workplace health management in small and medium-sized businesses. They are investigating the special situation of immigrants in particular. Although 17 percent of the labor force in Germany has roots abroad, this effort to collect and analyze such culturally sensitive data is so far the only one in the world. Many of the Incubator’s other activities are directed toward the application of new media given that they can reach people independent of time and place. For young people this makes preventive care more accessible. For example, in order to encourage a healthier lifestyle at an early age, the Lüneburg research group is developing pedagogical online games. A number of teams are developing digital options for treating the growing number of patients with psychiatric diseases in Germany.


Lüneburg Innovation Incubator
Frauke Wildvang
Raum C10.207, Campus
Scharnhorststraße 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Fon 04131.677.1556
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The research project Finding good nursing care easily helps people with the need of high maintenance and their relatives with the search for suitable care providers. In cooperation with the German care association (DPR) the researchers want to improve the caring situation in the region on a longterm basis. 

Healthy at Work is conducting research on how occupational diseases can be prevented and how sick people can be helped to find their way back into professional life. Additional to that the competence tandem is setting up local facilities which offer services in the field of prevention, care and integration management to small and medium-sized businesses.

The project GET.ON Online Health training develops online based training programmes and therapy programmes to prevent and treat psychological diseases such as depressions, panic disorders or job-related stress.

The application-oriented undertaking HeaLinGO – Health and Language Integrated Gaming Online – develops and evaluates internet based game applications. The  research group focuses on healthy diet and English as a foreign language.

The competence tandem Management models for integrated health care develops business models for integrated treatment of high cost diseases such as Diabetes and chronic wound illnesses.

Integrated Care examines new ways to care for people with mental illnesses. With an integrated system of care outpatient reference therapists, psychiatrists and physicians, patients can be treated at home instead of stationary.

Re­se­arch and de­ve­lop­ment wi­t­hin the Lüneburg In­no­va­ti­on In­cu­ba­tor are being fun­ded by the Eu­ro­pean Uni­on and the federal state of Lower Saxony.