MedTech Accelerator® 2023

Save the Date !

Applications for the 2023 program will open beginning of January 

Wanna know more about the program? Wanna join the 2023 Edition?
👉 Get in touch with Hélène Linsmeau (hlinsmeau@hub.brussels) & Myriam Dieleman (mdieleman@hub.brussels)

💥💥MUST-SEE💥💥

Did you attend or did you miss the pitch competition during the Closing Ceremony?
Have a look at the offbeat, energetic, and behind-the-stage footage made by Startup Vie!

THE CLOSING CEREMONY 2022 HAS AWARDED GRATIAGO & PULSO !

During the closing pitch ceremony, two prizes are awarded. An independent panel of experts select the most promising project/startup. And the public also gets the opportunity to vote for its favorite medtech solution.

In 2022, 5 innovative healthtech startups have fully completed the program and pitched in public during the closing ceremony! Our team, coaches, and experts guided them through the meanders of the MedTech sector during 5 months (15 days) of workshops, coaching, visits, and networking. Follow this adventure through our linkedin page!

BENEFIT proposes a statistical solution to unravel the complexity of multidimensional analysis of clinical data,
maximizing statistical power and tremendously reducing the necessary sample size for a trial.
This solution allows clinicians to guide patients and place them at the center of therapeutic decision.

Gratiago consists of a smartphone app designed to provide e-coaching at the moment of medicine intake. Its aim is to increase compliance rates by helping anxious patients build or restore trust in their treatment.

Melimpus is a company that brings the power of VR to the care of burnout. It aims to decrease
the number of new cases, shorten the treatment time and enhance the reintegration succes rate.
To achieve this Melimpus has identified several moments along the care process where the care
can be improved with the use of advanced specific VR features, creating a VR care pathway for
burnout.

We would like to allow elderly people to stay home longer as long they can by helping them with their medication thanks to our smart pillbox.
This smart pillbox triggers a visual and audio alarm at modulable time slots to deliver the medication.
The family or a home care nurse fill the pillbox and receive a notification about the medication of the patient.

innovative vascular diseases treatments can take up to 10 years to enter the market and to actually save lives. PULSO project aims to accelerate the development cycle of new medical devices by proposing a high-quality and personalized in-vitro testing services and equipment to allow companies to demonstrate the efficiency of their new treatments and to reduce animal testing.

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YOUR CONTACT PERSONS

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Hélène Linsmeau

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Myriam Dieleman

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO YOUR PROJECT

The MedTech Accelerator® supports HealthTech enthusiasts to accelerate the innovation potential of their solution by capitalizing on the expertise, infrastructure, and ecosystems available in Brussels and on the national territory.

✦ You are an entrepreneur developing a (connected) medical device?

✦ You are a healthcare professional with a disruptive project that will add value for the patient and/or the healthcare professional?

✦ You are a researcher seeking to validate your innovative HealthTech solution with the market?

Then our program is made for you! Tested and approved by 59 startups since 2016!

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Pool of 150+ experts and coaches
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59 projects/startups accelerated

Whether you would like to:

✦ Understand the implications of the EU medical device regulation for your business

✦ Fine-tune your business model

✦ Develop a functional prototype

✦ Prepare for a fundraising

✦ Or learn to pitch like a pro

Our team, coaches, and experts will guide you through the meanders of the MedTech sector during 6 months (april to october) of workshops, coaching, and networking.

  • Business matters (40h)

    Practical workshops with top-notch trainers

  • MedTech specifics (40h)

    Talks, visits and Q&A with subject-matter experts

  • Peers

    Pitch to and learn from other participants

  • Networking (20h)

    Introduction meetings and after-works with the Belgian HealthTech stakeholders

  • Shine

    Showcase your project during the closing ceremony with a pitching competition

  • Mentorship (20h+)

    Custom-made counseling to tackle your challenges and reach your objectives in a timely fashion

Topics include but are not limited to:

✦ EU MDR & CE marking ✦ Quality Affairs ✦ Clinical trials ✦ Data management & technical interoperability ✦ Product concept development ✦ UX Design ✦ Prototyping & software engineering ✦ Health economics ✦ Finance ✦ IP ✦ Team management ✦ Sales ✦ Pitch practice

Location

✦ Online + Onsite, in Brussels (Belgium)
✦ 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 an innovation applied to the health sector, intended to potentially become a (connected) medical device
✦ 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 soon establish in Brussels
✦ Your startup is about to be created or is less than 5 years old

Participation certificates will be issued to the projects/start-ups that were present for at least 80% of the program and attended the two pitch sessions.

THEY TRUST US

PRESS COVERAGE

Numerikare, MedTech Accelerator® récompense Gratiago et Pulso », 2022

IDDI: vers une solution d’analyse multi-dimensionnelle des essais cliniques, 2022

Le Spécialiste, MedTech Accelerator 2021: Momly et Tulipal décrochent la palme

Numerikare, MedTech 2021: Momly et Tulipal décrochent la palme

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.