Apply to MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 2020

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.

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 Pacific and US-based programs. Please visit our MedTech Innovator US page for more information.

MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 2020 Showcase

In 2020, MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 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 Pacific 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 Pacific 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.

MedTech Innovator 2019 Showcase

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 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 October 2020. 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 October 2020. 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.

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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 will be January 17, 2020. Final company selections will be announced in July-August 2020. See our FAQ’s for answers to common questions.

2020 Key Dates

Date  Event
 Feb – May  In-Person Pitch Events for Selected Companies
 TBD Japan
 TBD Australia
 TBD  Singapore
 TBD  Shanghai, China
 July – Aug  Showcase Selections Announcement
 Aug – Sept  Mentoring
 October  MedTech Innovator Showcase and Finals Competition at the Asia Pacific MedTech Forum

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