MedTech Accelerator® 2021
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?
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 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,…
✦ €850 per startup (with VAT-number) & €500 per project, regardless of the number of people in the project/startup.
✦ 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)
✦ Participation to the intermediate pitch session (Jun 24) and to the closing pitch ceremony (Oct 28) is mandatory
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.