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.
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.
Feb 24 midnight
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)
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.
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.
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 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
✦ 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
✦ 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.