The MedTech Accelerator® is a Belgian national initiative developed by lifetech.brussels, MedTech Flanders & MedTech Wallonia.
We want to accelerate the MedTech innovation potential present in each Region capitalizing on the expertise, infrastructure and ecosystems available on the national territory. The MedTech Accelerator® is financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund, the Brussels-Capital Region and the Walloon Region.
The MedTech Accelerator® is here to boost medical entrepreneurship in Belgium. Whether your innovative healthcare idea represents a software, hardware, service or a combination, (according to the Regulation (EU) 2017/745) our 4-month program (12 full days) will tackle significant challenges of the MedTech sector. Top experts in the field will guide you through key topics such as value proposition, business modeling, reimbursement, IP, regulatory requirements and many more.
Eligibility check by selection committee
Presentation to selection committee
Announcement of selected startups/projects
Acceleration program (Sessions 1-2)
Acceleration program (Sessions 3-4)
Acceleration program (Sessions 5-6)
Acceleration program (Sessions 7-8)
Acceleration program (Sessions 9-10)
Acceleration program (Session 11)
Acceleration program (Session 12) – Closing gala “final pitch”
☑ Your solution is a medical device or is expected to become a medical device as per EU Regulation 2017/745
☑ You do have a first lab proof of concept
☑ Your market hypotheses have been verified with your potential customers / partners
☑ Your startup or your project is established/willing to establish in Belgium
☑ Your startup is about to be created or is less than 3 years old
* Additional information are to be found on the application form
✦ 15 projects/startups will be selected to join the MedTech Accelerator® 2019 (5 per Region).
✦ Only projects/startups fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be analyzed by the selection committee in January (cfr. Registration form).
✦ A registration fee of 1.250€ (incl. VAT) per project applies if you are selected for the MedTech Accelerator® program and will have to be paid upfront.
✦ A refundable guarantee of 500€ (incl. VAT) will have to be paid by each selected project. The refund will be paid after the program if the reference person of the project/startup attends at least 80% of the sessions.
✦ Certificates of attendance will be delivered to projects/startups having attended at least 80% of the program and the 2 pitch nights.
✦ During the final pitch night, a prize will be awarded to the project/startup having progressed the most during the acceleration program.
Enthusiast entrepreneurs, established in Belgium (or willing to establish in Belgium), willing to take their MedTech project/startup to the next level with the help of dedicated mentors and experts.
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February 7-8 & 21-22,
April 4-5 & 24-25,
May 16 & 28
Several places in Belgium
Precise timing and venues will be confirmed to selected participants
A unique registration fee of 1.250€ (incl. VAT) per project/startup,
regardless of the number of people in the project/startup + a refundable guarantee of 500€ (incl. VAT) per project/startup.
Guarantee will be refunded at the end of the program if the reference person of the project/startup attends at least 80% of the sessions.