Oliver Jakobi, CEO Ottobock, and HAWK President Dr Marc Hudy have signed a cooperation agreement for the Orthobionics study course at the Göttingen Health Campus. It provides for numerous areas of close collaboration. The aim: to offer outstanding training and recruit skilled workers for this growing future market.
From left to right: Dr Anne Faber (Vice President for Finance at HAWK), Dr Marc Hudy (President of HAWK), Oliver Jakobi (CEO Ottobock) and Dr Andreas Hahn (Corporate Vice President Clinical Research and Services, Ottobock); Copyright: HAWK
Ottobock contributes its many years of industry expertise to the degree programme and supports innovative teaching at the HAWK(Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst) as a business and practical partner, promotes practical training, supports students during the study-integrated practical phase as well as during study projects. Ottobock is also planning to provide an endowed professorship for the orthobionics course of study.
Professor Hans Georg Näder, Ottobock owner and HAWK honorary professor commented: "With the Orthobionics degree course in Göttingen, we have created something unique in the world. The Göttingen Life Sciences region in the centre of Germany gives talented people a place to learn and see things from a fresh perspective. Science and industry together shape the ideal environment for this."
"The digital transformation in the orthopaedic technology sector opens up opportunities for the curious and courageous in particular to create new things through innovative ideas combined with entrepreneurial thinking. The Orthobionics degree course at HAWK offers the ideal learning environment for this."