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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!

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MEDTECH INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF EUROPE

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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.

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OUR SERVICES

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Coworking Office

Ca. 300 m² prefurnished offices, meeting rooms and kitchen

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Coworking Laboratory

Ca. 150 m² wetlabs incl. 2 bioboxes for cell and microbiological tasks

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Coworking Workshop

Ca. 150 m² full electronic workshop and hardware equipment incl. 3D printer

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Startup Bonus

Up to 25,000 Euro virtual grant for external services

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Coaching & Mentoring

Experienced industry experts as sparring partner for regulatory and business issues

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Seminars & Workshops

Customized seminars focussing on regulatory affairs for medical products

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Networking & Events

Integration into supraregional industry network with over 120 members

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Clinical Partnerships

Opportunity to start clinical pilot studies, to gain database access and to receive user feedback

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NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN
AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME

~ Victor Hugo
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OUR CUSTOMIZABLE CURRICULUM FOR YOUR STARTUP

Regulatory Affairs

  • 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
Health Economics

  • Reimbursement systems of the German Healthcare market
  • Funding programs for medical innovations
  • Sales in Life Sciences
  • Crowd Funding for medical products
Business Elements

  • 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

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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
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ONLINE APPLICATION

You’ve got what we are looking for? Then ignite your fire 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.

 

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APPLY NOW TO FORGE YOUR WAY TO THE HEALTHCARE MARKET

Slide 30.11.2021 Call for
applications
Send us your convincing
application and pitch deck.
10.12.2021 We are looking for you
at different events.
Preselection
by the board
International
Scouting
Our board of industry and medical experts
selects the top 15 applications.
01.02.2021 Selection Day Convince the board with your
pitch and win one of the 8 spots
in the program.
Program Start Start your journey with us. 21.12.2021
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APPLICATION DEADLINE

30.11.2021

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Due to a delay in the approval process of the public funding agency, we have to postpone the start of our first batch. Which is good news for you, as you’ve got two more months to apply (till November 30th, 2021).

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OUR CORE TEAM

André Hofmann

CEO & Managing Director
hofmann@biosaxony.com

Simone Haubner

Business Innovation Manager
haubner@biosaxony.com

Birgit Schalk

Office Manager
schalk@biosaxony.com

CONTACT US

Contact us directly or
use the non-binding
contact form.