One thing that’s absolutely certain about life is its uncertainty. Most of us are ignorant when it comes to preparing for the inevitable. Especially during medical emergencies, there can be drastic consequences if there’s no effective living will for patients. It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention and seeing this gap in the medical space, Paul Brandenburg founded DIPAT in 2015.
The German startup is said to be the first online system that enables patients to independently create their own effective living will. With offices in Leipzig and Berlin, the company is also a new participant in the EIT Digital Accelerator, which supports European digital technology ventures to scale up their business in Europe and beyond. Recently, we conducted an interview with Paul Brandenburg to understand how the startup functions, their funding plans, and more. Apart from being the founder of DIPAT, he’s also a board member of the company. He also recently founded a lobby group, Spitzenverband Digitale Gesundheitsversorgung, an association committed to establishing digital health applications in the German health system.