Academic/Technology Transfer

The Virtual MedTech Conference provides the ideal environment to connect with thousands of medical technology professionals all from the comfort of your home or office.

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

MedTech Connect

MedTech Connect is the conference’s networking platform for scheduling one-on-one meetings, enhanced this year so that meetings can take place virtually. MedTech Connect will allow academic participants to search for potential industry partners and attendees with similar interests and request one-on-one meetings. We understand the importance of helping you develop and maintain relationships now mare than ever. 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 available early this summer.

Registration and Questions

Registration is now open! Don’t miss the early bird registration rate, of $595 (Government, Academic, Hospital, Investor category) – good until August 28, 2020. If you are planning to register more than one participant from your institution, please contact Beth Perkins at [email protected].

“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 [email protected].