Do you have an idea, concept or design for any of the following:
- Medical Devices & Diagnostics (FDA 510K devices, surgical solutions, materials science)
- Digital Healthcare (consumer products, wearables, software solutions)
- AI, Machine Learning, Healthcare Analytics
Have you developed a prototype or need help building a minimum viable product?
Would you like to learn how to launch your idea into the market?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be a candidate for IGE's new IGE MedTech Accelerator.
Our program is tailored to suit teams based on the stage of product and business development. No matter what stage your team is in, our program can help you understand how to navigate the complex process involved in bringing medical innovations to market.
What We Do
Support entrepreneurs working at the intersection of healthcare and technology
Our mandate: Make a significant impact by increasing the number of medical technologies translated to the marketplace
We support entrepreneurs as they develop, test and scale their efforts by providing access to advisors, investors, corporate partners, customers, regulatory know-how and clinical test facilities
What Stage Are You?
Medical Technologies progress through various stages from concept to launch. We help teams through every stage of their development, regardless of the stage they are in. During the review process of your application, we can determine where you fit in the program.
Stage 1: Market and Clinical Need Validation
Learn all the steps to making and commercializing a medical technology
Product Definition and Concept Development
Stage 2: Build Minimally Viable Product
Design and Development
Verification and Testing
Quality System Compliance
Robust Project Plan
Stage 3: Field Test and Clinical Validation
IRB and Regulatory Approval
Quality and Manufacturability
Application Deadline: March 3, 2020
Teams will be notified by March 6, 2020
MedTech Mixer and Team Announcement: March 9, 2020
Cohort Runs: March 11 through June 10, 2020,
Wednesdays 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
All sessions taught at the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) located at the Basement of Powell-Focht Bioengineering Bldg.
Medtech Accelerator Goal:
To improve the manner in which MedTech innovations are developed and brought to market by streamlining processes, thus making healthcare more functional, accessible, reliable, convenient and less expensive.
Please contact us at IGEAccelerator@eng.ucsd.edu for more information.