he scientific focus of “healthcare engineering” is of the greatest social relevance considering the demographic development. This focus is perfectly embedded here at FAU in an excellent research environment. Our goal is to prolong life expectancy, to improve the quality of life and to reduce healthcare costs. Scientists at FAU have contributed fundamentally to progress in the areas of medical imaging, telemedicine, biomaterials and therapeutical systems. Medical technology is one of the main focuses of the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU). About 50 professors and university lecturers are working in this sector. Since the foundation of the Central Institute of Healthcare Engineering (ZiMT) in December 2009, they are associated at an institutional level. All activities in this research field meet at the Central Institute of Healthcare Engineering (ZiMT) with the mission of expanding the research network in the focus area of healthcare engineering, within and around the university. Additionally, it supports a transparent public image of the highly dynamic area of healthcare engineering at the FAU. ZiMT forms a link between industry and science. Therefore, amongst its main responsibilities are the coordination of the expertise of the numerous affiliated facilities as well as the supervision of the bachelor and master program in medical engineering. In this regard the biggest university of northern Bavaria has established a new organizational unit, which sharpens its biomedical engineering profile and improves the general conditions for the interdisciplinary collaboration in diversified research areas in medical technology.