December 3rd & 4th, 2024


December 11th & 12th, 2024


David Higgins

David Higgins

Head of Global AI Competence Center
GermanyGerman Entrepreneurship

A former academic turned life-science entrepreneur. I have recently taken over responsibility for establishing a global AI competence center

– focused on supporting AI-driven startups – funded by the German federal government.

Since 2017, I have split my time between academia and the health-tech industry. A two-times technical founder, I have built and sold products across pharma, med-tech and the clinical sectors.

My academic publications include a Product Development Framework for AI in Healthcare, and multiple Regulatory Best-Practices (GMLP) guides.

I mentor AI driven health-tech spin-outs across Europe and the USA. I write about AI in Healthcare on my blog

I am a mathematician and computer scientist with a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the École Normale Supérieure (Paris).