MedTech Accelerator® 2021

May 5 – October 28

Sorry, applications for the 2021 edition are now closed. If you would like to get more information about this year or next year’s edition, please send us an email

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?

Then our program is made for you!

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Pool of 150+ experts and coaches
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Editions
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50+ projects/startups accelerated

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).

  • Hands on (40h)

    Practical workshops on business aspects

  • MedTech specifics (25h)

    Talks and Q&A with subject-matter experts

  • Peers

    Pitch to and learn from other participants

  • Networking

    Access to the Belgian MedTech ecosystem

  • Shine

    Showcase your project

  • Mentorship (20h)

    Personalized coaching to tackle your challenges and reach your objectives in a timely fashion

CALENDAR


January 25, 2021 Applications open
April 23, 2021 Submission deadline
April 28, 2021 Jury pitch to selection committee
April 29, 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,…

PRACTICAL DETAILS 


Price

✦ €850 per startup (with VAT-number) &  €500 per project, regardless of the number of people in the project/startup.

Location

✦ Online + Onsite, in Belgium – various locations
✦ Precise timing and venues will be confirmed to the selected participants.

CONDITIONS TO APPLY


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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


✦ 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)

✦ Participation to the intermediate pitch session (Jun 24) and to the closing pitch ceremony (Oct 28) is mandatory

YOUR CONTACT PERSONS


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Sophie Liénart

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Myriam Dieleman

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

THEY TRUST US


PRESS COVERAGE 2020


Medi-Sphere, MedTech Accelerator 2020: Smarcos start-up wins the award!

Daily Science : Increasingly connected medical technologies

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.