Second edition Medical Solutions Accelerator starts successfully

UAntwerp, UZA, City of Antwerp and Verhaert Masters in Innovation start the second edition of the Medical Solutions Accelerator to support medical innovation in products and services. During this guidance program, 7 ambitious entrepreneurs are coached in 5 workshops to define a winning product. The coaching helps participants following a professional R&D methodology, zooming in on solving technological challenges as early as possible and focusing on end-user adoption of the product. The program concludes on 3 December with a pitch and networking event.

7 ambitious medical start-ups 

The second edition of this accelerator consists of another varied group of start-ups. For example, there are start-ups that focus on medical software and diagnostic and imaging devices, others focus on digital innovation with user apps and IoT solutions.

"It’s nice to see how these start-ups dare to challenge the status quo and implement new technologies in a crucial market. We are honored to help these start-ups during these important steps within their entrepreneurial process and to help innovate the medical sector," said Wouter Hendrickx, Business Development Solutions - Smart Life Sciences at Verhaert.

Developing a successful innovative medical product or service requires an iterative learning process of analyzing and adjusting. The Medical Solutions Accelerator accelerates this process with innovation methods provided by experts in medical and technological innovation in 5 intensive workshops.

The start-ups themselves are already enthusiastic, as Sara Melis, Project Manager of Enviromics (UAntwerp) agrees: "Challenging, stimulating and inspiring! The first session of the Medical Solutions Accelerator was an eye-opener for our A-Sense Lab Team. Thanks to the support of experts, we can develop our new technology for cancer detection in the most optimal way with great attention to the needs of pathologists and cancer patients."

Pitch & networking event on 3 December 

The program finished on 3 December with a pitch and networking event. During the pitch event, a jury of experts in medical product development, MedTech entrepreneurs and investors will choose the most promising start-up. This will be followed by a networking event where the start-ups and companies from the MedTech sector can meet.