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Medical Solutions Accelerator is back to boost medical innovation

 © Prof. Johner Press release | 31.05.2021 | City of Antwerp - University of Antwerp - UZA - Verhaert

The University of Antwerp, the University Hospital of Antwerp and Verhaert Masters in Innovation team up once again in 2021 to boost medical innovation in Flanders. This year the City of Antwerp is joining the Medical Solutions Accelerator. Together they will help start-ups develop successful medical products and services in an inspiring coaching program.

Why this program
The Medical Solutions Accelerator gives medical start-ups access to a unique mix of state-of-the-art technology with breakthrough product innovation services. In addition, they’ll get input from end-users and medical experts in a clinical setting, and access funding and investment opportunities. Thanks to this program start-ups will launch a valuable and successful medical solution, validated by user and patient experience in clinical testing.

What to expect
This year 8 ambitious start-ups will be selected to refine their innovative idea with coaches from UAntwerpen, UZA and Verhaert. The 3-month program consists of:
  • 5 inspiring workshops to guide the medical solutions towards market success 
  • One-on-one coaching from industry experts & access to specialist equipment
  • A pitch event in which a jury of innovation experts, entrepreneurs and investors will select the most promising medical business and product concept.

    Join the Medical Solutions Accelerator
    Are you the ambitious start-up we are looking for? Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to boost your innovative idea. Submit your idea before 2 July 2021. Visit the Medical Solutions Accelerator website for more information and application. 

    About City of Antwerp
    Antwerp: where imagination and ambition go hand in hand. That is precisely why the city of the Scheldt is the ideal place for innovation. Because knowledge, capital and companies have been coming together here for centuries. It's where you'll find pioneers in mobility, health and safety. Worldwide, Antwerp is also setting the course for sustainable chemistry. In addition to being a world port and a well-known breeding ground for creativity, Antwerp is now also a European growth pole for digital innovation.

  • About University of Antwerp
    The University of Antwerp is a research university, where groundbreaking and innovative research is carried out on an international level. Research and education are closely intertwined. Educational innovation receives our constant attention, and special care is given to the reception and guidance of our more than twenty thousand students in nine faculties.  The University of Antwerp is not an island in itself, but builds bridges to secondary education, industry and, by extension, society as a whole. With its 6,000 employees, the University of Antwerp is one of the most important employers in Antwerp, the largest city in Flanders.

    About UZA
    The UZA is a university center for top clinical and customer-friendly patient care, high-quality academic training and groundbreaking scientific research. The UZA continuously uses this research to develop new treatments. In this way UZA offers every patient the best possible medical care.

    About Verhaert Masters in Innovation
    Since 1969 Verhaert Masters in Innovation is a pioneer in the field of product innovation. As a leading innovation group in integral product development, Verhaert helps companies and entrepreneurs to develop and execute successful innovation projects. The group now has more than 200 employees with offices in Kruibeke, Gentbrugge, Kortrijk, Nivelles, Noordwijk, Utrecht and Aveiro.

    Wouter Hendrickx
    Business Development Smart Medical, Verhaert Masters in Innovation
    Phone: 0472 22 05 01

    Tess Loete
    Communication, Verhaert Masters in Innovation
    Phone: 0487 61 22 25