MedTech Accelerator® 2020
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.
The MedTech Accelerator® aims at boosting medical entrepreneurship in Brussels. Whether your innovative healthcare idea consists of software, hardware, a service or a combination, (according to the Regulation (EU) 2017/745) our 4-month program (14 full days) will tackle significant challenges of the MedTech sector. Top experts in the field will guide you through key topics such as business modelling, prototyping, regulatory requirements, clinical trials, finance, IP and many more.
|Oct. 8, 2019||Applications open|
|Jan. 15, 2020||Applications deadline|
|Jan. 16-17||Eligibility check by the selection committee|
|Jan. 22||Presentation to the selection committee|
|Jan. 27||Announcement of selected startups/projects to participants|
|Feb. 11-12||Kickoff Medtech Accelerator (sessions 1 & 2)|
|Feb. 11||MedTech Accelerator Dinner|
|Mar. 4-5||Acceleration program (sessions 3 & 4)|
|Mar. 18||Acceleration program (session 5)|
|Apr. 1-2||Acceleration program (sessions 6 & 7)|
|Apr. 28-29||Acceleration program (sessions 8 & 9)|
|May 13-14||Acceleration program (sessions 10 & 11)|
|Jun. 2-3||Acceleration program (sessions 12 & 13)|
|Sept. 24||Closing pitch ceremony (session 14)|
Any enthusiastic entrepreneur, established in Brussels, who is willing to take his/her MedTech project/startup to the next level with the help of dedicated mentors and experts.
A single registration fee of €1.500 per project/startup,
regardless of the number of people in the project/startup + a refundable guarantee of €500 per project/startup.
Guarantee will be refunded at the end of the program if the lead person of the project/startup attends at least 80% of the sessions.
Several places in Belgium
Precise timing and venues will be confirmed to selected participants
✦ Your solution is a medical device or is expected to become a medical device as per EU Regulation 2017/745
✦ You have a first lab proof of concept
✦ Your market assumptions 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
✦ Max. 20 projects/startups will be selected to join the MedTech Accelerator® 2020 .
✦ Only projects/startups fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be analyzed by the selection committee in January.
✦ Certificates of attendance will be delivered to projects/startups having attended at least 80% of the program and the 2 pitch nights.
✦ A prize will be awarded during the closing pitch night ceremony to the project/startup having progressed the most during the acceleration program.