MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 2021 Accelerator Program

Stay tuned for more updates on our exciting Online Pitch Events!

Our 2021 Accelerator Cohort Applications are now CLOSED!

Applications have closed, thank you all for your amazing submissions!

Our team of reviewers are looking through your application. The highest scoring companies will be invited for the opportunity to pitch MedTech Innovator and our panel of judges at one of our Online Pitch Events.

Applicants Please Take Note

  • If selected, our team will reach out to your company 1-2 weeks before the scheduled Online Pitch Event date. Please ensure that your email particulars and contact details are valid. If an employee that applied for your company has left, please ensure to update these particulars in your application.
  • In the contact details, be sure to include a valid email address, contact number (with appropriate country code e.g. +65, +82, with the appropriate spacing), a decent profile picture, and a proper description (long and short) of your company and what it does. These details are crucial if and when you get selected as information we provide to the audience and the panel of judges.
  • If you did not receive an email by mid-May 2021, it is likely you were not shortlisted, but our team will reach out for a confirmation by mid-June 2021 should there be any wildcard rounds.

Priority Review

Thanks to the referral from MediHeroes, MedTech Innovator is pleased to provide you with a priority application review. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to take advantage of this opportunity. Please be sure to mention MediHeroes in the question that asks how you heard about MedTech Innovator.

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 2021 Showcase

In 2021, 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.

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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 September 2021. 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 September 2021. 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!

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