MedTech Innovator

MedTech Innovator is the industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies, with a mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. AdvaMed and The MedTech Conference are proud to partner with MedTech Innovator for the sixth consecutive year.

Each year, outstanding device, diagnostic, and digital health companies are selected and featured at The MedTech Conference. The highest-scoring proposals from a pool of over 900 applicants are invited to various domestic and international pitch events. From there, 50 innovative companies are selected for the MedTech Innovator Showcase at The MedTech Conference, where representatives from each company will participate in a moderated panel discussion on the MedTech Innovator Stage in the Exhibit Hall. Apply to present as part of the MedTech Innovator Showcase by March 15. This opportunity is for companies who have raised (or are soon to close) a series B through series C. The application link and more details are available on the MedTech Innovator website.

Twenty-five of the MedTech Innovator Showcase companies will participate in a four-month virtual accelerator, which provides companies with the opportunity to receive continual in-depth mentorship from industry stakeholders. Five finalists from the Accelerator program will go on to compete during the MedTech Innovator Finals at The MedTech Conference for a live audience vote win $500,000 in prizes and the title of MedTech Innovator 2020!

In addition to the MedTech Innovator Showcase and MedTech Innovator Finals, the following events are also included in this year’s agenda: 

  • MedTech Innovator Execution Award at the AdvaMed Accel Leadership Seminar (Monday, October 5 │ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM): A select group of MedTech Innovator semi-finalist companies will compete for the audience vote and the MedTech Innovator 2020 Execution Award, presented to the company in the Accelerator Program that demonstrates the strongest execution plan and potential.
  • AdvaMed Accel – MedTech Innovator Partnering Forum (Monday, October 5 │ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM): This exclusive, invite-only program connects qualified investors, strategic partners, and subject-matter experts with the most innovative and promising companies in the industry, including the 2020 MedTech Innovator class.

To learn more about the events listed above, visit

Congratulations to the MedTech Innovator 2019 winner, Forest Devices! View the 2019 MedTech Innovator cohort here.

"We’re an early stage company so it’s easy to focus on funding, but MTC has provided so much more. We learned of the MedTech Innovator program here, and are now a proud participant. We also found our development and quality partners here that have helped other startups scale. We will continue to return for more connections and insight."
Steve Morrow
CFO, Forest Devices