MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 2023 Accelerator Program

Stay tuned for more updates on our 2023 Accelerator Program!

About MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific

MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Our mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. MedTech Innovator is the largest platform of its kind, providing participants with broad exposure to the leading players in the medtech industry. To accelerate innovation in Asia, we have partnered with the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed 亚太医疗技术协会). APACMed is the first and only regional association to provide a unified voice for the medical technology industry in Asia.

Asia Pacific Program Benefits

MedTech Innovator Pitch – The highest scoring companies from the online application review are invited to participate in regional pitch events, awarding the opportunity to present to a variety of industry-leading judges and key opinion leaders. In-person pitch event judges include members of the MedTech Innovator leadership team, investors, providers, and senior executives from world-class multinationals and medtech companies. Historically, participation has resulted in financial investment, recruitment of board advisors, and establishment of research partnerships for startups. All companies invited to pitch will be provided with review feedback summaries based on their online application and in-person pitch.

MedTech Innovator Cohort – Shortlisted companies will be invited to participate in the MedTech Innovator Cohort. These companies will receive complimentary registration to APACMed’s Asia Pacific MedTech Forum in 2023. At this gathering of industry leaders from across the Asia Pacific, companies will participate in the MedTech Innovator Showcase, an on-stage interactive program. The showcase highlights the most innovative companies in sector-based sessions, moderated by leading corporate executives and investors. Opportunities will also include networking and pitching to investors, manufacturers, providers. All cohort companies will receive customized mentorship and the eligibility to compete for the Grand Prize.

MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 2023 Cohort

In 2023, MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific will recognize best-in-class startups across the Asia Pacific region. Startups selected for this honor receive a slot in the MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific Cohort. The MedTech Innovator Cohort is an annual program that provides startups with high-profile visibility to healthcare investors, stakeholders, and decision-makers, access to a network of mentors and peers, and participation in a customized virtual curriculum.

MedTech Innovator Cohort startups will receive mentorship and coaching through one-on-one matching with one or more mentors from our corporate partners to help with commercialization throughout Asia Pacific. They will also have access to the webinar sessions from our parallel US program providing information regarding accessing and operating in the US and EU regions. Additionally, the MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific Cohort startups are eligible to compete for up to US $300,000 in cash and awards. All medical device, diagnostic, or digital health startups are eligible to apply.

2024 Asia Pacific Accelerator!

If you are a medical technology (MedTech) startup looking to enter the Asia Pacific market or region, we are excited to announce that the applications for our premier annual accelerator Program for 2024 will be open in December 2023.

Shortlisted startups will be invited to pitch across our various in-person and virtual pitch events, in front of our corporate and strategic partners, which are great for those who are looking for more exposure to notable players in the industry.

After which, we will be selecting 20 brilliant startups to join our Cohort for our annual MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific Accelerator Program which includes the opportunity to be matched with highly-qualified mentors in accordance to your startup’s needs as well as a chance to win the US $175,000 in non-dilutive cash Grand Prize.

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Eligibility & Requirements

All early- to mid-stage medical device, diagnostic, or digital health companies are encouraged to apply.

Companies that are accepted to the program must commit a co-founder or senior member of their leadership team to attend APACMed’s Asia Pacific MedTech Forum in 2024. All companies selected for the showcase will prepare a 1-minute pitch video to be played during their showcase session at the Asia Pacific MedTech Forum.

MedTech Innovator is a nonprofit and does not require equity from participating companies.

2023 Key Dates

Date Event
15 February 2023 APAC Program Application Deadline
March – May 2023

Pitch Events for Selected Companies

  • Online Pitch Event 1: 23 March 2023
  • In-Person Pitch Event (Singapore): 13 April 2023
  • Online Pitch Event 2: 27 April 2023
  • Online Pitch Event 3: 11 May 2023
June 2023 Selection for 2023 Cohort
14 – 15 June 2023 MedTech Innovator Summit at Mountain View, CA
16 June 2023 Wilson Sonsini Medical Device Conference in San Francisco, CA
July – November 2023 APAC 2023 Mentoring & Virtual Accelerator Program
5 – 6 December MTI APAC 2023 Showcase & Finals Competition at APACMed Forum – MedTech Forum Singapore

Program Sponsors:

apac partners

China Info Session with JITRI
Friday, 13 January 2023 at 10 – 11 AM SGT/CST (GMT+8) — Replay Here

Asia Pacific Info Session with APACMed
Monday, 16 January 2023 at 10 – 11 AM SGT (GMT+8) — Replay Here

Korea Info Session with MediHeroes
Tuesday, 17 January 2023 at 10 – 11 AM KST (GMT+9) / 9 – 10 AM SGT — Replay Here

Oceania Info Session with BioMelbourne
Wednesday, 18 January 2023 at 1 – 2 PM AEDT (GMT+11) — Replay Here

Apply Now

1. Register an account

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to set up an account. Click the Register button below to go to the registration page. Enter a username and email and click the Register button. That will send you an email with a link where you can set your password. Then, proceed to the next steps below.

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2. Complete your application 

Submit a new application on your MedTech Innovator Member Page. You’ll be able to save your application in-progress and come back later to make changes and additions as needed.

3. Be ready to pitch!