MedTech Accelerator® 2021
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.
|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|
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.