In the competitive landscape of the orthopaedic industry, securing funding for a new idea, concept or technology can be difficult. During the OrthoTec Europe trade show, which takes place 12–13 September in Zürich, Switzerland, a new platform will be launched to help inventors connect with potential investors and industrial partners.
The Investment Hub will be held on two half days during OrthoTec Europe. Innovators will get five minutes to present their ideas to industrial OEM manufacturers, contract manufacturers and subcontractors, venture capitalists, business angel investors and more.
“The aim is to create an environment where ideas, partnerships and new projects can emerge,” says Aurore Domange, Group Event Manager at UBM Canon, which organises the show. “You can have good ideas, but you need to develop them. The definition of innovation is a good concept that worked and was launched on the market.”
Inventors looking for industrial partners and/or funding are encouraged to apply to present during the Investment Hub. A steering committee of industry experts will select 18 projects to participate.
“The keys for selection will be the capacity of the project to provide a marked improvement over the state of the art. This can be described in terms of patient benefit, cost reduction, opening of new markets or other metrics, but overall we’ll be looking at things that have a potential to markedly change the picture,” says Yves-Alain Ratron, Director, Global Research Tornier, and member of the steering committee.
If you have an idea, concept or technology which is a potential source of innovation in the field of orthopaedic medical devices, you can email email@example.com to request a participation form. You can also call +33 1 77 48 10 02 for more information. Deadline for submissions is 1 August 2012.
Since its launch in 2010, OrthoTec Europe has been attracting orthopaedic professionals from around the world. The show is held at the Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Regensdorf in Switzerland and includes an exhibition and a conference. This year, the show will also include a series of workshops. Learn more on the OrthoTec Europe website.Camilla Andersson