The digital platform for data-driven healthcare

The requirements for robust data from medical devices are constantly increasing. In order to improve diagnoses and treatments, the consideration of data from clinical routine will be essential in the future. However, the data protection-compliant collection, storage and analysis of clinical data encounters a shortage of specialists in industry and clinics, cost pressure, legal uncertainty and siloed IT systems with low interoperability.

This is where the AIQNET project came in, developing a digital ecosystem that enables the use of medical data across sectors and in compliance with data protection laws. The acquisition, structuring and analysis of medical data was largely automated with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). The project thus solves three central problems that inhibit progress in medical technology and healthcare as a whole:

  1. While medical data is urgently needed by researchers, physicians, and industry for research purposes and for compliance with regulatory requirements, it is distributed across many systems and is rarely accessible in its entirety in practice.
  2. Legal usability is not given for a large part of the medical data due to the low level of patient participation and non-transparent processes.
  3. The poor interoperability of IT systems in the health sector and the only sporadic availability of structured data have so far prevented the widespread use of health data for research and evidence-based medicine for technical reasons.
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Medical technology companies, hospitals and software developers benefit from AIQNET through the universal use of structured medical data, independent of systems, technologies and organizations. In addition to regulatory requirements, AIQNET solves these three core problems through the collaborative development of a digital ecosystem.

Diverse stakeholder requirements were identified and implemented in a cloud-based platform. This is designed to enable participants to use data-based applications and AI technologies in the healthcare sector for their own purposes or to accelerate the development of new business areas and services.

AIQNET enables additional partners to easily integrate their own data-driven applications and access the different user groups: Patients, clinics, physicians, research and industry.

The platform is also available to interested parties after the end of the project.


After the awarding of the project idea in September 2019, the implementation phase followed in January 2020. Started under the project acronym "KIKS", it became "AIQNET". AIQNET was part of the innovation competition "Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Driver for Economically Relevant Ecosystems" launched by the German government, whose objective is to promote the digital transformation of the economy.

Project partners

  •    Raylytic GmbH (consortium leader),
  •    Aesculap AG, a subsidiary of B. Braun Melsungen AG,
  •    Berlin Cert GmbH,
  •    BioLago e.V.,
  •    BioRegio STERN Management GmbH,
  •    BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG,
  •    Charité - University Medicine Berlin,
  •    Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Faculty of Medicine (executing agency: BG Klinik Tübingen),
  •    ExB Research & Development GmbH,
  •    HWI pharma services GmbH,
  •    inomed Medizintechnik GmbH,
  • MedicalMountains GmbH,
  • TZM GmbH,
  • University Hospital Jena (Waldklinik Eisenberg),
  • University of Leipzig (Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS))
  • University Hospital Magdeburg


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Press releases


With AIQNET at the DMEA 2023 in Berlin

DMEA is one of Europe's most important trade fairs for digitalisation in the health sector. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH was represented there this year as an exhibitor with the AIQNET project. As part of the project's conclusion, the press conference, the final meeting of the consortium partners ...

Untapped potential and promising collaboration

(Berlin) – AIQNET is a digital ecosystem for data-based healthcare. As a winner of the AI innovation competition organised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the project has been funded by this ministry since 2020. Three years on, the consortium partners f...

Guide through certification maze - BERLIN CERT develops guidelines for software and medical device manufacturers

D-Berlin I As part of the AIQNET project, the "Notified Body" Berlin Cert GmbH has developed a guideline for the quality assurance of digital health applications, which i...

Purposeful Digitalization for the Patient

D-Berlin I The consortium of the nationwide innovation project AIQNET met in Berlin to present and discuss selected project contents and progresses. The project partners, including renowned hospitals, medtech companies and IT experts, focused on the patient as a central player in modern healthcare. ...

Digital ecosystem benefits patients and hospitals

(Stuttgart/Leipzig/Berlin) – AIQNET will this year be making its debut at DMEA, Europe’s leading event for digitalisation in the healthcare sector, which is taking place from 26 to 28 April 2022 at Messe Berlin. This digital ecosystem is being showcased in collaboration with BioRegio STERN Managemen...

Medical technology manufacturers, doctors and notified bodies – active involvement and shared benefits

AIQNET – process for practical specification of MDR requirements started



AIQNET – overcoming system boundaries in clinics

Charité testing digital interface for intensive care units to support nursing staff


“We translate so others can understand each other.”

How the Universal Medical Gateway helps to network medical devices and transmit and translate medical data.


“The positive advances in technology deserve to be nurtured. AIQNET is a key project in our hospital.”

AIQNET is a digital ecosystem that facilitates the cross-sectoral use of medical data in line with data protection regulations. It focuses on structuring data with artifi...

Digital ecosystem for customized patient care of the future

In order to guarantee the best possible therapy for patients, medical products must be constantly improved. Therefore, a nationwide project was launched in 2020. The project KIKS aims to develop a dig...
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Contact person

Anja Reutter, Dipl.-Biol.

Project Leader
+49-172 591 127 7
Project Leader
Anja Reutter, Dipl.-Biol.

After studying technical biology at the University of Stuttgart, which I completed with a thesis at the Institute of Biochemistry, I worked at a healthcare centre in the field of anaesthetics. In this role, I got first-hand insight into the day-to-day work in the operating theatre. I gained initial experience in project management and PR work during my almost two years at BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, where I worked as editor-in-chief and project manager. Since December 2017, I’ve been working at BioRegio STERN Management GmbH in the field of public relations management and as project manager. In this function, I am leading a large national project in the health sector and complement the team in other European-wide funding projects.