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The MedTech Accelerator®: the medical technology accelerator

Do you work in the medical technology sector? The MedTech Accelerator® enables you to develop your project or startup in less than four months, through individual and collective coaching sessions provided by experts in the field.

What is the MedTech Accelerator®?

The MedTech Accelerator® is a Brussels-based initiative developed in 2016 by hub.brussels’ lifetech.brussels cluster. It aims to stimulate medical entrepreneurship in Brussels.

Why create an accelerator for medical projects?

With the MedTech Accelerator®, hub.brussels aims to accelerate the innovation potential of Medtech in Brussels by capitalising on the expertise, infrastructure and ecosystems available in the nation.

Whether your innovative idea in healthcare consists of software, equipment, a service or a combination of these elements, our 4-month programme will take on the priority challenges of the MedTech sector.

The top experts in the field will guide you through key topics such as business modelling, prototyping, regulatory requirements, clinical trials, financing and intellectual property.

How can the hub.brussels team help you?

Through the accelerator, our lifetech team can offer you:

  • meetings with experts
  • practical workshops on the commercial aspects of the medical device sector
  • access to the Belgian MedTech ecosystem
  • training in the art of the pitch to sell your project
  • personalised support to face your challenges and reach your objectives in time
CEO at Lys Medical - MedTech Accelerator 2016

Benjamin Mertens

CEO at Lys Medical - MedTech Accelerator 2016

MedTech Accelerator was a wonderful opportunity four medtech spin-off project. On the one hand we had the opportunity to meet the Belgian MedTech experts and on the other hand, it taught me to get out of the lab.

StellaScreen - MedTech Accelerator 2018

Adil El Taghdouini

StellaScreen - MedTech Accelerator 2018

The MedTech Accelerator has been a great learning journey. Through finance and entrepreneurial courses, innovation, workshops and personal coaching sessions, I gained a tremendous amount of actionable knowledge and quickly grew my professional network.

Co-Founder at Spentys - MedTech Accelerator 2017

Louis-Philippe Broze

Co-Founder at Spentys - MedTech Accelerator 2017

We had a great idea and a lot of motivation, but no clue about what it would take to bring it to market. The MedTech accelerator answered all of our questions.

What are the requirements to benefit from this service?

This service is geared towards any enthusiastic entrepreneur who wants to take their MedTech project or startup to the next level with the help of mentors and devoted experts. You must meet the following requirements to join the accelerator:

  • your startup or project is or will be established in Brussels
  • your startup is currently ready to be created or will be in under 3 years
  • your solution is a medical device or could become a medical device in accordance with EU regulation 2017/745
  • you have a first proof of concept from a laboratory
  • your market hypotheses have been verified with your potential clients/partners

Important information

  • the selection committee will only review projects/startups which meet the eligibility criteria
  • participation certificates will be delivered to projects/startups which have participated in at least 80% of the programme and in both pitch presentation events
  • a prize will be awarded during the closing ceremony to the project/startup which has progressed the furthest during the acceleration programme
  • The programme runs for 4 months, or 14 full days

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