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THE MEDICAL FORGE
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN STARTUPS AND CLINICS
The Medical Forge Leipzig supports startups and innovative SMEs to bring their medical products faster to the German healthcare market. The customized 12 months program focuses on regulatory requirements for medical devices in the EU.
Our extensive network including hospitals, health insurances and experienced industry partners will provide you with invaluable insights and project opportunities.
We offer you services with an overall value of 210,000 Euro including coworking laboratories, offices and electronic workshops as well as personal consulting and mentoring. You have to provide 21,000 Euro of your own capital. However, if you establish a permanent representative office in Leipzig during or after the program, this contribution can be reimbursed.
Forge your way to the healthcare market with us!
MEDTECH INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF EUROPE
Leipzig is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and the EU with currently 600,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan region has about 2.25 million inhabitants.
Leipzig is one of the most popular student cities and its universities count about 40,000 students annually including a large medical faculty.
Due to its central location at the heart of Europe, Leipzig has excellent logistics connections including Germany‘s second largest air freight hub.
The Medical Forge is located at the BioCity Campus, a centrally located commercial area dedicated exclusively to life science companies.
Ca. 300 m² prefurnished offices, meeting rooms and kitchen
Ca. 150 m² wetlabs incl. 2 bioboxes for cell and microbiological tasks
Ca. 150 m² full electronic workshop and hardware equipment incl. 3D printer
Up to 25,000 Euro virtual grant for external services
Coaching & Mentoring
Experienced industry experts as sparring partner for regulatory and business issues
Seminars & Workshops
Customized seminars focussing on regulatory affairs for medical products
Networking & Events
Integration into supraregional industry network with over 120 members
Opportunity to start clinical pilot studies, to gain database access and to receive user feedback
NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN
AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME
OUR CUSTOMIZABLE CURRICULUM FOR YOUR STARTUP
- The long way to the German healthcare market
- Quality & Risk management of medical products
- Approval process according to the EU MDR
- Clinical studies from a legal and regulatory perspective
- Reimbursement systems of the German Healthcare market
- Funding programs for medical innovations
- Sales in Life Sciences
- Crowd Funding for medical products
- Design Thinking Workshop
- IP Rights and Licensing for startups
- Pitch Training
- Project Management
Individual coaching and mentoring, potential clinical pilot studies and
feedback by medical experts offer additional insights
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
- Incorporated startup or innovative SME
- Innovative medical device with proof of concept
- Highly motivated, skilled and diverse team
- Fit with the interests of our gold and silver partners
- Sufficient financial capital to set up a legal entity in Germany
- Willingness to move to Leipzig
- Willingness to participate in workshops
- Fluent in English and / or German
You’ve got what we are looking for? Then ignite your light at the Medical Forge Leipzig and apply today!
Please submit your application on get-optimo.de. OPTIMO allows us to integrate our partners in the evaluation and selection process and provide you with direct feedback on your application.
APPLY NOW TO FORGE YOUR WAY TO THE HEALTHCARE MARKET
application and pitch deck.
at different events.
by the board
selects the top 15 applications.
pitch and win one of the 8 spots
in the program.
We are currently reviewing the applications for the 2022 batch.
You can already submit your application for the 2023 batch.
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