MedTech Bootcamp


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: 2 September, 2019
  • End of programmne: 7 November 2019

The programme

Phase 1 of this two-month bootcamp training programme will take place at the start-up forges of Joseph’s and Zollhof in Nuremberg, Germany, and also at UnternehmerTUM (Center of Innovation and Business Creation at Technische Universität München) in Munich, Germany. The teams of participants will be provided with a business design toolbox to develop and implement a sustainable future business plan and create prototypes by applying proven methods of design and management.

Phase 2, held at at the FAU and ZiMT in Erlangen, Germany, will focus on validation as the key of a successful start-up and business idea. Participants will get a greater overview on the central topics of intellectual property, licensing, reimbursement and medical device law – within the context of the international disparities of the European healthcare systems – to improve their approach. The entrepreneurial landscape of the Medical Valley EMN offers a great ecosystem, with healthcare providers, experts, and scientists to validate start-up approaches. Participants will also be able to receive direct feedback from future users and customers. The teams will get access to testbeds and living labs, and also benefit from the broad clinical network of the Medical Valley.

Phase 3 of the MedTech Bootcamp, which takes place after a month of preparation, sees the teams participate in a roadshow. During the following four weeks, the teams will start out on a tour through Europe to pitch their start-up ideas in front of possible investors. Every stop will include a 2-3 day programme, with several pitching and socialising events as well as meet-and-greets with experts. Our trip will lead us from Erlangen, Germany to Lodz, Poland (University of Medicine Lodz), Barcelona, Spain (IESE), Paris, France (Medicen Paris Region) and Coimbra, Portugal (Instituto Pedro Nunes).

Further information

See the project website here: https://www.medtech-bootcamp.de/

A video interview about the Medtech Bootcamp

EIT Health partners in this project