MedTech Accelerator Programme

DATE 21st February 2017

The MedTech Accelerator is a tailored programme to enable medical technology SMEs to commercialise health-related products and services and fully realise their potential. 

Thanks to the support of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and our Delivery Partners we are able to offer the programme at no cost to participating companies, other than the time required to attend.  Due to the interactive nature of the sessions, attendance is limited to 12 SMEs.

The MedTech Accelerator programme, devised by Bionow, is fully funded by STFC and will be delivered at Sci-Tech Daresbury from April to July 2017.  It is an integral part of STFC’s investment in technical capability for the medtech sector including additive manufacturing, 3D printing technologies, electron beam and more. The modules will be delivered by expert delivery partners to address the specific challenges with regard to developing and commercialising medical technologies.

The programme is aimed at senior executives, CEO, CTO, COO primarily, but some elements are also useful for managers and specialists who need to augment their knowledge and understanding.  For this reason we are able to offer each participating company 2-3 places, where needed, for particular topics.  We expect the cohort of companies attending to benefit from the group discussions and thereby learn from each other’s experiences.


Modules prepared & designed by expert Delivery Partners



Programme overview and introductions
Market research, Competitive position & Commercial analysis
Health Economics

Wednesday 12th April 2017


Developing products to meet unmet need in
partnership with the NHS
Reimbursement strategy

Wednesday 26th April 2017


Regulatory strategy
IP strategy
Guide to NHS procurement – Working with/selling to the NHS

Wednesday 10th May 2017


Guide to doing clinical trials and evaluation studies in the NHS

Wednesday 24th May 2017


Early stage financing, grant and equity
Grant funding
Growth and later stage funding (VC)
Tax reliefs which support R&D funding

Wednesday 7th June 2017


Product design, development and prototyping
Technology access

Wednesday 21st June 2017


Action planning – all program leads in attendance

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Our commitment to you:

  • A tailored, interactive program, covering specialist topics not available elsewhere
  • A full set of course notes including presentations and supplementary material
  • The opportunity to benefit from PR associated with Case Studies

In agreeing to participate in the MedTech Accelerator, companies will:

  • Complete a business diagnostic with Bionow so that we can gauge the requirements of the cohort in general and the benefit gained over time.
  • Commit to attend the full program of seven modules which will run fortnightly as above.
  • Agree to case studies being used by STFC and Bionow to demonstrate the impact of the training and support provided

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Diane Cresswell at or on 07766 991932.