MedtecLIVE Talent Award 2022

Talents wanted!

MedtecLIVE Talent Award 2022

After the successful premiere of the MedtecLIVE Talent Award 2021, we are again looking for the best young talents in 2022. Awards will be given to bachelor's and master's theses that relate to an innovation, improvement, or new application in medical technology along with its entire value chain.

The theses will be evaluated and screened by a top-class jury consisting of representatives from industry and research. The best candidates will have the opportunity to present their work live to the jury and the interested professional audience.

The presentation of the five best theses as well as the MedtecLIVE Talents Award ceremony will take place live in Stuttgart during MedtecLIVE with T4M 2022 on May 3.


The MedtecLIVE Talent Award is supported by a top-class jury consisting of representatives from industry and research.
Peter Aulbach

Dr. Peter Aulbach

Head of Technology & Innovation Marketing and Healthineers Performance System Leader for Technology Excellence entity

  • Dr. Peter Aulbach is working in Dr. Peter Schardt’s (CTO) executive Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) team, headed by Dr. Torsten Niederdraenk.
  • He aligns and manages the Siemens Healthineers Technology & Innovation strategy, and its subsequent activities, in close alignment with the business areas. He’s heading the Marketing activities e.g., for key technologies and the Technology Vision of Future Healthcare.
  • Additionally, he assists the CTO in the management and review of strategic breakthrough targets in his role as Healthineers Performance System Leader.
  • Dr. Peter Aulbach brings several years of experience in R&D (FEM Virtualization, Simulation, and Optimization), the Definition of soft- and hardware products for computed tomography systems, international Clinical Marketing expertise, international Product Marketing Management for Dual Source CT (incl. launching SOMATOM Force), and Business Management experience, in the field of CT and syngo.via postprocessing solutions for Germany (P&L of € ~54’,), with him.
  • Dr. Aulbach is a graduate engineer and holds a PhD in medical engineering.
  • The areas of interest are innovation management, agile strategy development processes, digitalization in healthcare, and the promotion of young talents.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böcker

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böcker

Medical Director of the Clinic for General, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, LMU Klinikum, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

  • During and after his medical studies at the Free University of Berlin, he spent several years abroad in the USA: residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston and internship at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.
  • Clinical specialties include geriatric traumatology and osteoporosis-associated fractures.
  • Past congress president of "European Orthopaedic Research Society 2015" and "Osteology 2014".
  • Congress president of "Aging Traumatology 2022".
  • Other main interests in medical technology.
  • Chair of the Bavarian Medical Technology Expert Panel of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Member of the TÜV-Süd Medical Advisory Board. Founder of the companies "Industrie-in-Klinik-Plattform M3i" and Janus MedTech.
  • Spokesman of the Trauma Network Upper Bavaria/Munich South of the German Society for Trauma Surgery (DGU).
  • Member of the guideline commission "Osteoporosis" of the umbrella organization of osteological societies (DVO).
  • 2013 Head of the AG Osteologie of the DGU.
  • Consortium leader of the innovation fund project "FLS-CARE".

Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier

Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier

Machine Learning and Data Analytics (MaD) Lab
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Bjoern M. Eskofier is German Research Foundation (DFG) funded Heisenberg-Professor for "Digital Support Systems in Sports and Medical Engineering".
  • He heads the Machine Learning and Data Analytics (MaD) Lab at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU).
  • He is also the current speaker of FAU’s Department Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (AIBE) and the co-speaker of the German Research Foundation collaborative research center “EmpkinS” (SFB 1483).
  • Currently, the MaD Lab has 45 co-workers, who research in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence mainly for ubiquitous computing systems in “digital” healthcare and sports. The motivation of the lab’s researchers is to increase human wellbeing.

Walter Märzendorfer

Dipl. Ing. (univ.) Walter Märzendorfer

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Medical Valley EMN e.V. and Non-Executive Chairman of MRH/blikk, a leading practice association for radiology and radiotherapy.
  • After studying electrical engineering at the FAU, Erlangen and completing his civilian service as a research assistant at the Institute of Physiology and Biocybernetics at the FAU, Walter Märzendorfer joined the medical technology division of Siemens AG in 1985 as a developer of magnetic resonance.
  • After several management functions in the development of MRI systems, Walter Märzendorfer took over the development management for computer tomographs from 2001.
  • This was followed from 2006 by CEO functions for magnetic resonance, for computed tomography and radiotherapy, and in recent years until leaving Siemens Healthineers in 2018, the management of the entire Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Since 2019, freelance consultant for medical technology companies, advisory board for start-ups and angel investor.
  • Since 2021 additionally honorary head of the board of Medical Valley EMN e.V.
  • Walter Märzendorfer's particular areas of interest are innovation management, agile development processes, digitalization in healthcare, and the promotion of young talent.

David Pollard

David Pollard

Education Lead at EIT Health

  • Education Lead at EIT Health (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Inclusive Design and Creative Technology Innovation at SMARTlab in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD). 
  • As a former startup founder with a Masters in Learning and Teaching, David lectures in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, and Technology Enhanced Learning.
  • His innovation projects with disabled people and as co-founder of Open Source Ventilator (OSV) have featured in Forbes, Fortune Magazine, and New York Times.
  • OSV was nominated for an Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Award. Christoph Reiners Christoph Reiners

Seniorprofessor Medical Faculty University of Würzburg

  • Specialist in Nuclear Medicine, additional qualification in Medical Informatics
  • 1978-1987 Senior Physician Dept. Nuclear Medicine University Hospital Würzburg
  • 1987-1994 Full Professor and Director Dept. Nuclear Medicine University Hospital Essen
  • 1994-2010 Full Professor and Director Dept. Nuclear Medicine University Hospital Würzburg
  • 2001-2015 Managing Medical Director University Hospital Würzburg
  • 2010-2015 Chairman IT-Committee and member of the board Association of German University Hospitals
  • 2016- Scientific Speaker Platform Health/Medicine Center Digitalization Bavaria (Z.DB)


These are our winners of the MedtecLIVE Talent Award 2022! - At MedtecLIVE 2022, the 5 finalists were able to present their submitted master's theses in medical technology. The three best theses were awarded after evaluation by the jury. Congratulations to our winners!
Veronika Spieker

1st place Veronika Spieker

In medical technology, I am attracted by the diversity of the disciplines involved - bringing technologies successfully into the clinic requires not only sector-specific knowledge, but also interdisciplinary communication.

Sebastian Dörrich

2nd place Sebastian Dörrich

Every day tragedies happen which turn the world of people like you and me suddenly upside down. I cannot directly reduce the suffering that has occurred. But thanks to medical technology, I can use my talents to make a difference in the care of people in need.

Alexander Schneider

3rd place Alexander Schneider

Medical technology has fascinated me since a very early age. When I was a little boy, I broke my metatarsal and an X-ray machine made it easy to visualise the fracture without much effort. How such medical devices work has caught my interest ever since.

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Charlotte Pradel

The winner of the MedtecLIVE Talent Award 2021: Charlotte Pradel, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, "3D-Reconstruction of a M. gastrocnemius medialis during perfusion-decellularization".
Read here the interview with Charlotte Pradel in medizin & technik - part of the MedtecLIVE Talent Award 2021:
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