Academic/Technology Transfer

The MedTech Conference provides the ideal environment to connect with thousands of medical technology professionals in one place, at one time, without traveling all over the world.

The conference offered the following opportunities for the academic and technology transfer communities.

Exhibit – raise your institution’s profile on our exhibit floor.

Option 1. Join the Academic Zone, a designated space with 8-10 universities grouped together, each receiving a dedicated kiosk for branding and to showcase their technologies. Offers a turnkey experience with kiosk, carpet, electrical and branding included. Includes one full-access registration and one exhibit hall-only registration. $3,500 per university.

Option 2. 10’x10’ (100SF) exhibit space for a special academic rate of $3,995. Includes one full-access registration and two exhibit hall-only registrations. Exhibitor is responsible for carpet, furniture, other items to outfit the booth, shipping and handling. Option to purchase a larger exhibit space.

MedTech Connect

MedTech Connect is the conference’s networking platform for scheduling one-on-one meetings, allowing academic participants to search for potential industry partners and attendees with similar interests and request one-on-one meetings. Meetings will be scheduled based on mutually available times and take place onsite in the MedTech Connect Zone and the Exhibit Hall. At the 2019 conference, partnering meetings including at least one academic participant accounted for 10% of the total scheduled meetings. The top 10 academic institutions with the highest number of meetings averaged 16 meetings scheduled through MedTech Connect.


The MedTech Conference program includes over 100 sessions and presentations that provide the latest updates on trends and the future of the industry. Relevant for academic attendees are sessions that focus on regulatory issues, startup and innovation in medtech topics, town halls with both the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the MedTech Innovator Showcase sessions presenting the brightest startups and small companies in the industry, and more! View the 2019 program here. The 2020 program will be posted in June.

Informal Networking

In addition to structured networking through MedTech Connect and attending the educational program, academic attendees can visit with 175+ exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, attend the Academic Meetup and connect with other attendees at the plenary sessions and evening networking receptions.

Registration and Questions

Registration opens in April 2020. Don’t miss the early bird registration rate, which is $1,195 (Government, Academic, Hospital, Investor category). The early bird deadline is July 24. If you are planning to send more than one participant to The MedTech Conference, please contact Beth Perkins at

“Being able to interact with the medtech community at The MedTech Conference allows a great exchange of ideas and sprouts multiple conversations.”

Pritam Patil, Licensing Officer, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Learn more about AdvaMed’s year-round work to bring together universities and the medtech industry.

AdvaMed Accel is the division within AdvaMed dedicated to addressing the unique needs and challenges of smaller medical device and diagnostics manufacturers. As one of the organization’s strategic initiatives, the AdvaMed Accel University Technology Transfer project focuses on understanding how to create effective linkages between university technology transfer offices and medical device companies through the use of best practices. The AdvaMed Accel University Technology Transfer Best Practices Guide is the result of interviews, a formal fireside chat and group discussion with over 40 university representatives to gain a deeper understanding on this topic from the academic perspective as well as detailed research surrounding the topic of academic and industry engagement. For more information on this initiative, contact Sophearay Smith at