An initiative developed by MedTech Flanders & MedTech Wallonia.


We want to boost the MedTech innovation and the emergence of new projects, capitalizing on the know-how, resources and networks available in the Flemish and Walloon territory. 

Is this Booster Program for you?

Our goal is to stimulate the entrepreneurship of medical devices and associated technologies in Flanders and Wallonia. Whether your innovative idea represents a device, a medical tool, an IVD, a software, an hardware or a combination of these, the booster program will tackle significant challenges of the MedTech sector. 

Key Medtech experts will provide you with significant value in the field of business modelling , technological development process, IP, legal and regulatory, team assessment, ...

Gregoire Vincke, Co-Founder and CEO at CYTOMINE, 2018 

The program was a good opportunity for Cytomine, a young company in the biomedical imaging market, to share experience with other entrepreneurs, analyse the first months of commercial activity, validate new business models, and learn more about specific certification issues of the hospital sector.

Sebastiaan Theuns, Postdoctoral researcher at UGent, 2018 

The program aided us to lift our project out of the “academic comfort zone”. We received valuable tools on how to involve customers in smarter product development. There were lot of chances to prepare an excellent pitch and to showcase our solution. It was really a very inspiring, intensive journey with a lot of fun!

What's in it for me?

Learn

Practical learning sessions on business and technological aspects

Question

Discuss your cases with key experts in MedTech

Network

Access the Walloon and Flemish MedTech ecosystem

Challenge

Confront your assumptions and vision with other participants 

Visit

Discover relevant Medtech "places to be"  

CALENDAR

Module 1

12th of September, 2019 

Welcome lecture - Kickoff - icebreaker
3D Side company visit
 

Module  2

13th of September, 2019 

Pitch in practice
Living lab workshop
 

Module 3

26th of September, 2019 

QA/RA I & Product development 

Module  4

27th of September, 2019 

QA/RA II & Product development  

Module 5

11th of October, 2019 

Product concept sharpening and prototyping
Visit of SIRRIS 

Module 6 

17th of October, 2019 

Validation & Clinical trials
 Meet & Greet with key actors of hospitals

Module 7

24th of October, 2019 

Governance & Team management
Company incorporation & Term Sheet 

Module 8

25th of October, 2019 

Intermediate pitch  

Module 9

7th of November, 2019 

Health Economics, Reimbursement & Financial plan
 Round Table with Investors
 

Module 10

8th of November, 2019 

Legal aspects, IP, GDPR
Transformation of the Belgian's Company code landscape
 Subsidies as capital leverage
 

Module 11

27th of November, 2019 

Sales & Marketing 

MODULE 12

28th of November, 2019 

Final pitch - Awards
 Closing Gala
 

Be Aboard

Don't miss the opportunity to speed up your project with experts in the field, investors and experienced coaches.

Coaching

As project owner, you will benefit from personalized coaching to tackle your challenges and reach your objectives in a timely fashion.

YOU CAN APPLY TO THE BOOSTER PROGRAM IF*

 

* Your solution is a medical device or is expected to become a medical device
  * Your project has at least a TRL 2 or 3 (Technical Readiness Level) - see  http://www.wsl.be/matmax/ to assess your TRL
  * Your market hypotheses have been verified or are going to be verified with your potential customers / partners; that means that your project has at least a CRL 2 or 3 (Commercial Readiness Level) - see  http://www.wsl.be/matmax/ to assess your CRL
    * Your startup is about to be created or is less than 3 years old



IMPORTANT TO KNOW


✦ 10 to 15 projects/startups will be selected to join the Booster 2019

✦ During the final pitch night, a prize will be awarded to the project/startup having progressed the most during the acceleration program.



Practical details

For whom?

Creative entrepreneurs, established in Belgium (or willing to establish in Belgium), willing to take their MedTech project/startup to the next level with the help of dedicated mentors and experts.

Where?

Several places in Wallonia and Flanders.

When?

Applications are open. Program will start September till November. Precise timing and venues will be confirmed to selected participants.

Price?

A unique registration fee of 1.250€ (excl. VAT) per project/startup, regardless of the number of people in the project/startup + a refundable guarantee of 250€ (excl. VAT) per project/startup (if the reference person of the project/startup attends at least 80% of the sessions).


Need more information?

Get in touch with us 

Ruth Beckers

MedTech Flanders
ruth@medtechflanders.be


Fabrizio Giannotta

MedTech Wallonia
f.giannotta@wsl.be