MedTech Accelerator® 2021
MedTech Accelerator® 2021
May 5 – October 28
TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO YOUR PROJECT
Since 2016, The MedTech Accelerator® helps MedTech enthusiasts accelerate the innovation potential of their solution by capitalizing on the expertise, infrastructure and ecosystems available on the national territory.
✦ You are an entrepreneur in the making developing a (connected) medical device?
✦ You are a healthcare professional willing to engage in the transformation of our healthcare system?
✦ You are a researcher seeking to validate your innovative MedTech solution with the market?
Whether you would like to
✦ Understand the implications of the new EU medical device regulation for your business,
✦ Fine tune your business model,
✦ Master data collection and data exchange,
✦ Develop a functional prototype,
✦ Prepare for a fundraising,
✦ Or learn to pitch like a pro,
Our coaches and subject-matter experts will guide you through the meanders of the MedTech sector during 6 months (16 days).
|January 25, 2021||Applications open|
|April 18, 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||Intermediate pitch session : 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 : day 16|
Topics include but are not limited to:
EU MDR & CE marking, Quality affairs, Clinical trials, Data management & technical interoperability, Product concept development, UI/UX Design, Prototyping & software engineering, Health economics, Finance, IP, Team management, Sales, Pitch practice,…
✦ A single registration fee of €1.500 per project/startup, regardless of the number of people in the project/startup + a 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, including the intermediate pitch session (Jun 24) and the closing pitch ceremony (Oct 28).
✦ Online + Onsite, in Belgium – various locations
✦ Precise timing and venues will be confirmed to the 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 (TRL ≥ 3)
✦ Your market assumptions have been verified with your potential customers / partners (CRL ≥ 3)
✦ Your startup or your project is established/willing to soon establish in Brussels
✦ Your startup is about to be created or is less than 3 years old
✦ During the closing pitch ceremony, two prizes will be awarded. An independent panel of experts will select the most promising project/startup. The public will also get the opportunity to vote for its favorite medtech solution
✦ Certificates of attendance will be delivered at the end of the program to participants having attended at least 80% of the program, including the intermediate pitch session (Jun 24) and the closing pitch ceremony (Oct 28)
The MedTech Accelerator® is an initiative of lifetech.brussels, the Brussels health cluster. Lifetech.brussels is part of hub.brussels, the Brussels Agency for Business Support. The MedTech Accelerator® is financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund.