Building Trust, Loyalty, Sustainability and Scaleability of Knowledge Networks for Medicine 4.0 & Care 4.0 through our THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB Alliance System towards HEALTH 4.0 – TOGETHER FIRST. In Europe and beyond.

INPUT: “Strategic Alliances are particularly important in today’s highly competitive and increasingly complex global markets. Alliances are used to share costs, conduct collaborative research, mitigate risk, grow product pipelines, expand geographic boundaries and profit from the blending of industries which continue at an accelerated pace. One of the recurrent challenges with strategic alliances is how to design and implement the correct governance platform and supportive organizational structure. Developing, implementing and maintaining a suitable alliance form is a key factor for strategic alliance success.”

Source out of the Forword by the “Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals” for And-Pieter de Man in his book

ALLIANCES – An Executive Guide to designing successful Strategic Partnerships”, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2013 

Other Sources: 

  • The Alliance – managing talent in the networked age by Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Chairman of LinkedIn, Harvard Business Review Press, 2014
  • Strategic Alliances : Three Ways to Make Them Work (Memo to the CEO), Steve Steinhilber, Harvard Business Press, 2008
  • Ecosystem Edge: Sustaining Competitiveness in the Face of Disruption, Around De Meyer and Peter J. Williamson, Stanford Business Books, 2020

Building an international THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB ALLIANCE SYSTEM together follows the some principles of  THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB Networking Strategy on the Level of Institutions:

  • Multi-sectoral
  • Multi-stakeholder
  • Silo-free
  • Profit
  • Non-profit
  • Govermental
Key features of past transformative- and convergence-processes to generate scaleable medical and scientific resources:

Upon reflection on past projects to generate biological resources that have proven transformative in biology in the test of time, the following features emerged:

  • A comprehensive approach to a fundamental clinical and health sciences unit that can propel progress in thousands of laboratories on diverse problems

  • An audacious, but potentially tractable, scale

  • A technology landscape with rapidly decreasing costs and rapidly advancing capabilities

  • Intellectual flexibility in the community that allows goals to evolve

  • Commitment to quality control, with rigorous focus on quality and full transparency

  • International collaboration

  • A strong interdisciplinary leadership group that is chosen and led by scientists, medical professionals, leadership out of the health and hospital provider industry

  • Both larger centers and smaller groups contribute according to strengths and capacity

  • Development of a data-sharing infrastructure

  • Regular scientific and strategy meetings to bring the community together

  • Strong commitment to data sharing, with associated technical solutions: Synchronizing the Scaling of Technology and Solutions for the Quality Scale and Scale of Economics in parallel

  • Clear, inspiring communications for MD`s, Care Professionals, scientists, funders, and the public

  • Attention to ethical issues, such as global equity and privacy

  • Creating an international scaleable framework of values
  • Supportive funders

  • Breakthrough Alliances between Profit and Non-Profit Sector


Meeting, Thinking, Synchronizing and Acting Together brings deeper Understanding and supports the Cultural Change towards Medicine 4.0

Building a harmonized and international Framework of Values and scaleable Standards (SOP`s):

Getting to know the frontline for sustainable Medicine 4.0 and Global Health by meeting colleagues on other platforms fosters intercultural and multi-professional understanding and strengthens international solidarity.

To promote such links, Alliance supports direct exchange between C-Level representatives and guests of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB – at the start we are planing a yearly deletion towards the Precision Medicine World Conference Silicon Valley (USA) and the World Health Summit in Berlin (Germany). These exchanges provide joint learning experiences and Delegation tours also illustrate the parallels between the national effects of the global healthcare system in different regions of the world. Recognising the existence of common challenges as well as exchanging ideas both on how to fight them and on possible solutions inspires both sides in the search for alternatives.

This type of global cohesion is also decisive for political work, facilitating direct exchanges with decision makers that can promote profound change towards HEALTH 4.0.

WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT, October 25-27, 2020 @ Berlin


Health is more than medicine, and the World Health Summit program is intentionally broad, bringing together expertise in science, politics, business, and healthcare. Topics in the 2020 program include:


The COVID 19 pandemic has once again shown that we need everyone to get involved in a massive effort to keep the world safe. Researchers are working at high speed to understand new viruses, develop treatments and vaccines to curb pandemics and prevent future outbreaks. With COVID-19 new forms of collaboration have emerged for scientists around the world to share results much faster than during any previous outbreaks. With leadership by the World Health Organization (WHO), science has to take a collective and non-discriminative responsibility to support such a global governance.


In recent years, Germany has strengthened its commitment to global health, leveraging its G7 and G20 presidencies and lending support to multilateral and bilateral health partnerships. It has also become one of the strongest supporters of the World Health Organization and other international agencies. Germany has announced that global health will be a priority during its 2020 EU presidency, in cooperation with its trio-partners Portugal and Slovenia. This presents a significant opportunity to help identify interventions in areas like development, health, research, environment, and trade that all EU members can implement to achieve SDG3.


Unprecedented changes are occurring in natural systems that threaten to undermine progress in human health. Sustained population health requires the life-supporting “services” of natural systems. Populations of all animal species depend on supplies of food and water, low exposure to major infectious diseases, and a stable climate. Urgent action is needed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions leading to rapid climate change and to address other environmental trends that pose increasing health risks.


Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, our shared vision for the future, will require cooperation across borders, sectors, and generations. But just when we need collective action more than ever, support for global cooperation is flagging. In many countries, public trust in traditional institutions is in decline and relations between countries are under strain. Dialogue and action on global issues—nearly all of which directly and indirectly affect health—could not be more urgent. Through these conversations, the UN aims to build a global vision of 2045 (its centenary), increase understanding of the threats to that future, and support enhanced international cooperation to realize that vision.


The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All brings together 12 multilateral health, development, and humanitarian agencies to better support countries and accelerate progress towards health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Under the Global Action Plan, the agencies are better aligning their work to reduce inefficiencies and provide more streamlined support to countries and forums for international commitments to health, such as the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage and the Astana Conference on Primary Health Care. At the World Health Summit, representatives of the signatory agencies will present updates on the Action Plan, and its challenges and successes.


Translational research is part of a bidirectional process in which research findings are moved from the researcher’s bench to the patient’s bedside, but also back from clinical findings into mechanistic research. Development of new diagnostic and informatics methods has seen a trend towards more personalized therapeutic approaches. Information on individuals’ genomic/transcriptomic profiles, in combination with lifestyle and environmental factors, are integrated to guide medical decisions in terms of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.


Following the first meeting of world leaders on universal health coverage (UHC) and launch of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All at the UN General Assembly in 2019, as well as the WHO Director-General 2020 “Global Strategy on Digital Health,” the stakes for advancing a truly global market in digital health have taken on a new dimension. The next step is ensuring a transformative and multi-stakeholder ecosystem for the sustainability of innovations and growth of digital public goods, their economic viability, scale-up, and inclusivity.

Precision Medicine World Conference, February 24-26, 2021 @ Silicon Valley (USA)

The Foremost Precision Medicine Conference
Gathering recognized leaders, top global researchers and medical professionals, plus innovators across healthcare and biotechnology sectors

Showcasing latest practical content that helps close the knowledge gap among different sectors

Promoting cross-functional fertilization & collaboration to accelerate Precision Medicine

Main Tracks and Showcases (7 Total) that provide a mix of established and upcoming perspectives

Luminary and Pioneer Award Ceremony honoring those who transform health care by advancing precision medicine in the clinic

The Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is an independent and established conference series considered to be the preeminent precision medicine conference that attracts recognized leaders, top global researchers and medical professionals, and innovators across healthcare and biotechnology sectors to showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap between different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration. Since 2009, recognized as a vital cornerstone for all constituents of the health care and biotechnology community, PMWC provides an exceptional forum for the exchange of information about the latest advances in technology (e.g. DNA sequencing technology), in clinical implementation (e.g. cancer and beyond), research, and in all aspects related to the regulatory and reimbursement sectors.

Co-hosts: Stanford Health Care, UCSF, Johns Hopkins, University of Michigan, Duke University and Duke Health

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