MedTech Bootcamp

Heike Leutheuser
Fau Representative, Organizing Manager Zimt

The EIT Health MedTech Bootcamp aims to equip interdisciplinary teams of ambitious young engineers and health practitioners with an individually tailored entrepreneurial toolbox, a convincing business plan and a strong network of investors to catapult their promising healthcare transforming ideas from sketch to market.

Is it for me?

The programme is aimed at teams of MSc, MDs, PhD students, and/or postdocs – as well as young professionals – who have a business idea for a product still in research and development. Specifically, it targets projects that have achieved technology readiness levels from around level 2 (technology concept formulated) to level 5 (technology validated in relevant environment).

Important dates

  • Application deadline: 17 June, 2019
  • Start of programme: 10 September, 2019
  • Final week: To be determined (October-November)

The programme

In this eight-week programme, the first phase will take place at the start-up forge at UnternehmerTUM in Munich, where teams will be provided with a business design toolkit to develop and implement a sustainable future business plan. They will then create prototypes by applying proven methods from design and management.

In the second phase, at the FAU in Erlangen, teams will focus on validation through specific training in intellectual property, licensing, and medical product legislation. They will have access to test beds and living labs, as well as a broad clinical network provided by the entrepreneurial landscape of the Medical Valley. Through selective matchmaking, teams will be in close contact with healthcare experts and future customers, to improve the design and feasibility of their concepts. The teams will then tour Europe during the third phase, to pitch their start-up ideas to possible investors, learn market specifics, and challenge their value proposition at roadshow stops.

A video interview about the Medtech Bootcamp

EIT Health partners in this project