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?
Practical learning sessions on business and technological aspects
Discuss your cases with key experts in MedTech
Access the Walloon and Flemish MedTech ecosystem
Confront your assumptions and vision with other participants
Discover relevant Medtech "places to be"
12th of September, 2019
Welcome lecture - Kickoff - icebreaker
3D Side company visit
13th of September, 2019
Pitch in practice
Living lab workshop
26th of September, 2019
QA/RA I & Product development
27th of September, 2019
QA/RA II & Product development
11th of October, 2019
Product concept sharpening and prototyping
Visit of SIRRIS
17th of October, 2019
Validation & Clinical trials
Meet & Greet with key actors of hospitals
24th of October, 2019
Governance & Team management
Company incorporation & Term Sheet
25th of October, 2019
7th of November, 2019
Health Economics, Reimbursement & Financial plan
Round Table with Investors
8th of November, 2019
Legal aspects, IP, GDPR
Transformation of the Belgian's Company code landscape
Subsidies as capital leverage
27th of November, 2019
Sales & Marketing
28th of November, 2019
Final pitch - Awards
Don't miss the opportunity to speed up your project with experts in the field, investors and experienced coaches.
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.