MedTech Accelerator® 2021
Boost a solution close to your heart, at the heart of Europe!

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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® 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.

WHAT DO YOU GET ?


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

CALENDAR


January 18, 2021 Applications open
April 20, 2021 Submission deadline
April 21-22, 2021 Jury pitch to selection committee
April 23, 2021 Announcement of selected projects to participants
May 5-6, 2021 Kickoff : days 1 & 2
May 19-20, 2021 Acceleration program : days 3 & 4
June 3, 2021 Acceleration program : day 5
June 15, 2021 Acceleration program : day 6
June 17, 2021 Acceleration program : day 7
June 24, 2021 Acceleration program : day 8
July – August On demand: invidual coaching & pitch practice
September 7-8, 2021 Acceleration program : days 9 & 10
September 22-23, 2021 Acceleration program :  days 11 & 12
October 5-6, 2021 Acceleration program : days 13 & 14
October 14, 2021 Acceleration program : day 15
October 28, 2021 Closing pitch ceremony
MedTech Accelerator 2019

PRACTICAL DETAILS


For who ?

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.

Price ?

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.

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 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


✦ 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.

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