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THE MEDICAL FORGE
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN STARTUPS AND CLINICS

The Medical Forge Leipzig supports startups and innovative companies to bring their medical products faster to the German healthcare market. The customized 12 months program focuses on the specific needs of young medical technology companies.

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, you will receive a 25,000 Euro team budget during the program.

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.

Learn more at leipzig-for-lifechangers.com

 

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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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CURRENT TEAMS

Slide Comprehensive clinical decision support system to support doctors in diagnosing rare diseases (SARAH Platform) or support patients in finding the appropriate specialist or medical clinic (Saventic Foundation). AI-driven algorithms analyze patients' EHRs (laboratory, radiology, descriptive data) and provide clinicians with the ICD-10, rationale and recommendations.

Saventic Health GmbH
Szymon Piatkowski, CEO
Slide Antegenes is an international pioneer of precision preventive medicine, aiming to use personal genetic information to reduce the severity and mortality due to common complex diseases. Antegenes develops and implements advanced genetic tests based on polygenic risk scores technology to enable individual risk based precision prevention. Antegenes has brought four innovative CE-marked genetic tests relying on polygenic risk scores (in vitro medical devices, 98/79/EC) into clinical use (for breast, prostate, colorectal cancers and melanoma) and additional tests are in the development.

Antegenes OÜ
Peeter Padrik, MD, PhD - Founder & CEO
Slide Han Biomedical Inc. is a medical device company which has been founded in Taiwan 12 years ago. The company focuses on biomaterials for design and development of products for tissue repair and regeneration. Our major technology platforms are porcine/ bovine collagen, native high molecular weight hyaluronate, as well as composite for specific tissue repair. In addition to the R&D, the company has built manufacturing sites for collagen purification and production in Taiwan. We have launched five products in Taiwan, and plan to expand the R&D and business in Europe.

HAN BIomedical INC.
Changhui Chen, CEO
Slide At CallPima, we focus on developing privacy-compliant voice applications that make the daily work of nursing staff more efficient and increase the quality of treatment in hospitals. With PimaAssist®, our holistic solution for nurse-patient communication, we can already eliminate non-nursing tasks, reduce duplicate walk-throughs and shorten waiting times for patients with urgent needs. All this through our privacy-compliant voice assistant and our patient APP (for patients with speech disorders).

CallPima UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Khalid Karroumi, CEO & CTO
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NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN
AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME

~ Victor Hugo
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OUR COMMITTED PARTNERS

Gold partners
Silver partners
Bronze partners

You want to increase your innovative capacity and get premium access to the newest medical technology? You are looking for international cooperations to improve healthcare in Germany?

Get in touch with us to talk about how you can become part of our partner network.

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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 companies
  • 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 light at the Medical Forge Leipzig and apply today!

 

Please submit your application on f6s. It 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 20.11.2022 Call for
applications
Send us your convincing
application and pitch deck.
09.12.2022 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.
01.04.2023 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. 16.12.2022
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APPLICATION DEADLINE

20.11.2022

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The batch of 2022 has been selected.

You can already submit your application for the 2023 batch.

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OUR CORE TEAM

André Hofmann

CEO
hofmann@biosaxony.com

Simone Haubner

COO
haubner@biosaxony.com

Robert Möbius

Lab Engineer
moebius@biosaxony.com

Dorothea Zölfl

Regulatory Affairs Manager
zoelfl@biosaxony.com

Birgit Schalk

Office Assistant
schalk@biosaxony.com

CONTACT US

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