Today we are changing yesterday’s plans for tomorrow.

Tobias Gantner

Tobias is a restless resident of different worlds:  A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education, a philosophy aficionado by academic passion and curious by default. He has worked in a number of leading positions in hospital patient care and major industry companies such as Siemens (Consulting), Novartis (Strategy and Health Economy/Health Policy), Bayer Healthcare (Head Market Access) and Johnson&Johnson (Director Market Access and Health Economics).

Subsequently he followed his bliss and founded the ‘HealthCare Futurists’. The HealthCare Futurists (HCFs) are an international and independent network, think-tank, make-tank, incubator, catalyst and consulting hub for innovation in healthcare, life sciences and medicine.

Tobias holds a number of academic appointments e.g. at the Universities of Cologne and Duisburg and is a sought after speaker in topics related to the future of healthcare, medicine and life-sciences.

He is strategic advisor to the European Connected Health Alliance and is part of SCIANA, the Health Leaders Network funded amongst others by the Robert-Bosch and Careum Foundation.

He is the director of the European Center for Patient Centric Innovation and Medical Entrepreneurship located at the WHO University at Maastricht and affiliated with the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel.


Fields of Expertise

Going beyond the horizon of one’s own knowledge

  • Digital transformation in healthcare
  • Keynote speaking
  • Futotainment
  • Storytelling
  • Ideation
  • Business creation
  • Matchmaking
  • Prototyping artefacts of the future
  • Making change happen by designing and producing it
  • Innovate healthcare
  • Crossdisciplinar and crossindustry cooperation
  • Patient empowerment
  • 3D Printing in healthcare
  • Sharing economy in healthcare
  • Internet of healthy things
  • Ethical aspects of big data
  • Shaping the future by actually making it happen