MedTech Accelerator®
March 13 – June 18, 2019

Boost a solution close to your heart, at the heart of Europe!

WHO ARE WE ?


The MedTech Accelerator® is a Brussels initiative developed by lifetech.brussels. Since 2016, we want to accelerate the MedTech innovation potential present in Brussels capitalizing on the expertise, infrastructure and ecosystems available on the national territory. The MedTech Accelerator® is financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

WHY OUR PROGRAM ?


The MedTech Accelerator® is here to boost medical entrepreneurship in Brussels. 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.

WHAT DO YOU GET ?


MT valise
Hands on
Practical workshops on business aspects
MT peers
Peers
Pitch to and learn from other participants
MToutils
MedTech specifics
Talks and Q&A with subject-matter experts
MTomentorship
Mentorship
Personalized coaching to tackle your challenges and reach your objectives in a timely fashion
MT networking
Networking
Access to the Belgian MedTech ecosystem
MT shine
Shine
Showcase your project

CALENDAR


Jan 9

Feb 24 midnight

Feb 25

Feb 28

Mar 1

Mar. 13-14

Apr. 4-5

Apr. 24-25

May. 8-9

May 22-23

Jun 6

Jun 18

Applications open

Applications deadline

Eligibility check by selection committee

Presentation to selection committee

Announcement of selected startups/projects

Kickoff MedTech Accelerator (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)

Closing pitch night MedTech Accelerator (Session 12)

PRACTICAL DETAILS


For who ?

Enthusiast entrepreneurs, established in Brussels (or willing to establish in Brussels), willing to take their MedTech project/startup to the next level with the help of dedicated mentors and experts.

Price ?

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.

Where ?

Several places in Belgium
Precise timing and venues will be confirmed to selected participants

YOU CAN APPLY TO THE MEDTECH ACCELERATOR® IF*


✦ 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 Brussels
 Your startup is about to be created or is less than 3 years old

* Additional information are to be found on the application form

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


✦ Max. 20 projects/startups will be selected to join the MedTech Accelerator® 2019 .

✦ Only projects/startups fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be analyzed by the selection committee in February (cfr. Registration form).

✦ 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.

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