Now Accepting Applications for MedTech Innovator Asia 2019

About MedTech Innovator Asia

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 Pacific.

MedTech Innovator's US program

For Startups interested in the US or European markets, MedTech Innovator also offers a parallel competition and program providing content and benefits regarding accessing and operating in the US and EU regions. Companies may apply to both the Asia and US-based programs. Please visit our MedTech Innovator US page for more information.

MedTech Innovator Asia 2019 Showcase

In 2019, MedTech Innovator Asia will recognize the 20 best-in-class startups across the Asia Pacific regions. Startups selected for this honor receive a slot in the MedTech Innovator Asia Showcase. The MedTech Innovator Showcase 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 Showcase 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 Showcase 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.

Asia 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 Showcase – 20 companies will be selected to participate in the MedTech Innovator Showcase. These companies will receive one complimentary registration to APACMed’s Asia Pacific MedTech Forum in Singapore October 8-9, 2019. 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 20 showcase companies will receive customized mentorship and the eligibility to compete for the Grand Prize.

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 Singapore October 8-9, 2019. 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.

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!

The highest scoring companies will be invited for the opportunity to pitch MedTech Innovator and our panel of reviewers at one of our regional pitch events. Twenty companies are selected to participate in the MedTech Innovator Showcase. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. Final company selections will be announced in August 2019. See our FAQ’s for answers to common questions.

MedTech Innovator 2018 Recap and Asia 2019 Preview

Asia Pacific MedTech Forum 2018 Highlights

2019 Key Dates

Date Event
April 12 Application Deadline
July-August

In-Person Pitch Events for Selected Companies

Japan, Singapore, Australia

August Showcase Selections Announcement
August – Sept Mentoring
Oct 8-9 MedTech Innovator Showcase and Finals Competition at the Asia Pacific MedTech Forum in Singapore

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