The German Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) supports APST in several research projects. Our research elucidates the possibilities of digitalization and of connecting people, services, products and processes in the health care sector via the Internet. Five projects have come to a successful conclusion (JPNP CarE-ALS, MND-NET, Mobil HybriCare, ServCare_ALS, and “Innovation Dramaturgy Following the Hero Principle”); two are ongoing (SmartHealthNet, ROBINA).
It is the intention of the Foundation Steelworks Georgsmarienhütte (Stiftung Stahlwerk Georgsmarienhütte) to promote projects and initiatives that make sustainable regional and cross-regional contributions to successful communal life in our society. With their support of the project “Conception, Development, Operation of a Web-Based Care Center for People with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)“ the foundation furthers the nationwide provision of the APST portal service architecture (Ambulanzpartner.de) as well as the development of a specialized care network in ALS.
Investment Bank Berlin (Investitionsbank Berlin, IBB) is the investment and development bank for the County of Berlin. It promotes Berlin as a thriving economic center by supporting business development projects. Ambulanzpartner Soziotechnologie APST GmbH is one of a number of university spin-offs in the County of Berlin receiving research funds. APST has prototyped and put into productive operation a hybrid technology and service product. For the development of the APST Internet portal, the Technology Foundation Berlin (Technologiestiftung Berlin, TSB) supplied funding via Investment Bank Berlin.