CiNNAMED GmbH is a Spin-Off of the FAU at the medical technology cluster “Medical Valley EMN” as a result of the official international MedTech campaign of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the program “Germany – Partner for Medical Technology”. It was founded in 2013 by the responsible campaign coordinators of the Erlangen consortium at the Central Institute of Healthcare Engineering (ZiMT) to continue the worldwide activities after the end of the campaign in the year 2014 and take advantage of the huge network that has been built up over the years.
Today, CiNNAMED is mostly active in Brazil with a goal to help European companies to register their medical devices through ANVISA, export their products to Brazil and establish local collaborations for research and development.. Clients are the federal government of Brazil, universities, SME, established companies, hospitals and scientific institutions. CiNNAMED has also been chosen by two European Clusters to be the official representative partner in all partnerships with Brazil. We represent the Medical Valley EMN based in Erlangen, Germany and the bioXclusters group with their internationalization efforts and support small an medium companies to enter the Brazilian market.



Medical Value by Medical Valley stands for effective and efficient healthcare solutions. Innovative technologies and services will improve healthcare in the coming decades. In this spirit, key players from business, science, healthcare and politics have joined together in the Medical Valley EMN to pool their resources as a cluster and to create synergies. The resulting accumulated technology and problem-solving competency is used to develop and market effective solutions tailored to suit global market demands.

Medical Valley website

bioXclusters plus is the leading, European meta-cluster on personalised healthcare that brings together four of the most dynamic and fastest growing life science and healthcare clusters in Europe: Biocat (Catalonia), BioM (Bavaria), bioPmed (Piedmont) and Lyonbiopole (Auvergne-Rhône-Alps). Lyonbiopole is the cluster which coordinates the alliance. bioXclusters plus represents 3,300 SMEs which mainly operate in the areas of personalised medicine, oncology, cardiovascular, inflammatory, infectious diseases, and the central nervous system.

BioM Cluster website

Meet our team

Dr.-Ing. Kurt Höller, MBA
Kurt founded CiNNAMED in 2013 and provides strategic leadership to the worldwide team. He holds a doctorate degree in medical informatics and a master's of business adminstration (MBA). He is also the director of business creation of the European Institute of Technology for Health (EIT Health).
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Tobias Zobel
As one of the founders, Tobias brings his experience in international business relations to his role as COO. He has an extensive background collaborative development projects and management, and holds a master's degree from the FAU University where he also gives lectures until today.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger
Joachim is also one of the founding partners and our chief technical officer. After building up one of the biggest chairs at the university with over 50 PhD students in the field of pattern recognition (informatics), he is today the president of the FAU university, one of the biggest universities in Germany.
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Carolina Gomes
Global Operations Manager
Carolina is a native Brazilian who has worked in the field of medical technology for many years in Sao Paulo. She has an extensive background in corporate accounting, sales procedures, and budgeting.
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Anna Werner
Accounting Manager
Anna has a university degree in biomedical engineering from the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. Next to her expertise in healthcare technology, she takes care of all administrative and accounting operations for our clients.
Nathalia Braile
Operational Management Brazil
Nathalia has a degree in Production Engineering and has experience in consulting since 2011 in leading and managing projects and standardization of corporate processes. She began her experience in healthcare by conducting a nationwide search, focused on the Inmetro Conformity Assessment program.