The main goal of the Research Campus STIMULATE is to develop new patient-friendly, high-quality and specifically required diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for socially highly relevant disease patterns. Within the Research Campus, physicians define their specific needs. On this basis, medical engineering specialists research and develop innovative technologies and solutions. These are in turn tested by the physicians and integrated into patient treatment.

The methodological focus of the Research Campus STIMULATE is on image-guided minimally invasive methods. STIMULATE initially focuses on applications for selected neurological and oncological diseases. The focus on application-oriented basic research improves the transfer and translation of ideas and innovations. This specialisation is a particular strength of STIMULATE - because demographic trends and rising incidences especially of age-related diseases require a "personalized medicine" with new diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

In addition to the activities in research and development, STIMULATE is active in university-level education as well as professional training of physicians and medical technicians.

The strategic objective of STIMULATE for the coming years is highly ambitious and is summarized in the vision to establish a research and innovation centre for image-based medicine.