Olympus Asia Pacific Innovation Program

Applications are now open!

Apply now for the Olympus Asia Pacific Innovation Program!

If you are a medical technology (Medtech) startup looking to enter the Asia Pacific market or region, we are excited to announce that applications for the inaugural Olympus Asia Pacific Innovation Program for 2023 are now open.

Olympus invites visionary startups to contribute to this revolution by participating in the Olympus Asia Pacific Innovation Program and submitting their technologies that play a meaningful role in the advancement of minimally invasive care and new ways to detect, monitor, and treat conditions and diseases. Shortlisted startups will be invited to pitch across various in-person and virtual pitch events in front of Olympus executives and leaders over two phases from May 2023 to September 2023, with the winning innovator receiving grant funding of $75,000 as well as an exclusive mentorship program with key thought leaders from within Olympus.

Participation Criteria

Visionaries are invited to submit solutions that play a meaningful role in the advancement of minimally invasive care and new ways to detect, monitor, and treat conditions and diseases.

Of particular interest are technologies focused on cancers and diseases of the stomach, colon, and lungs, and within the urology specialty. Examples may include:

  • Smart endoscopy, enabling early detection and advanced endoluminal therapy/treatment
  • Robotics, sensing, monitoring, and navigation technology for future autonomy in minimally invasive diagnosis/surgery/treatment
  • Transformation of the patient care pathway from pre-surgery planning through post-surgical care, supported by, for example:
    • AI for clinical efficiency & predictive analysis
    • 3D/4D image reconstruction for surgical procedures
  • Novel device/procedural solutions that may replace current procedures or offer an alternative to drug treatments
  • Innovations that enable non- or less-invasive diagnosis, surgery, and treatment
  • Ethical AI / digitally enabled technologies
  • Next-generation automated documentation
  • Smart gastro clinics & remote patient monitoring related to gut health

Judging Panel Evaluation Criteria

  • Potential impact
  • Patient accessibility
  • Feasibility and plans for deployment
  • Capability, credibility, and experience of the team
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate into healthcare settings and existing patient care model

About Olympus

As a leading medical technology company, Olympus’ Medical Business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, customer solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit www.olympus-global.com and follow our global Twitter account: @Olympus_Corp.

Read Olympus’ Press Release 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.

Login Register

2. Complete your application 

Start a new application on your MedTech Innovator Member Page. When prompted to choose the program, select the Asia Pacific option. While editing your application, you will see a section for Special Application Categories. Be sure to check the box next to the Olympus Innovation Program. 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!

2023 Key Dates

Date Event
December 5, 2022 Olympus Asia Pacific Innovation Program 2023 Applications Open
February 15, 2023 Application Deadline
April 11, 2023 First Pitch Event
April 20, 2023 Second Pitch Event
November 2023 Grant Fund Winner Announced at APACMed MedTech Forum 2023

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