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TechMed Series: Finding funding for your R&D - Session 8 of 8

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TechMed Series Remove barriers to market readiness

Finding fundig for your R&D


Different types of subsidy, perhaps loans, informal investing like crowd funding or equity and venture capitalists. There are a lot of possibilities, but where to start? Which funding is right for which phase of R&D, what to expect when actively searching for the right funding? Expert from different funding backgrounds in relation to the R&D of medical devices will share their knowledge. A follow-up session might be organized where pitches will be feedbacked.


This knowledge is essential for everybody involved in or responsible for medical device development, both from a technology perspective as from a management perspective. Also it is relevant for everyone who is working on a medical device (prototype/product), such as engineers, researchers, projectleaders.


  • 28 May 2020
  • 16.00 - 20.00 (registration from 15.45; drinks after 20.00)
  • Entrance: € 30,- (incl VAT) per person
  • Language: English
  • Location: The TechMed Centre, Technohal (Building 18) - Room TL 2148
    University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5; Route


We welcome a maximum number 30 participants. We will count on your participation for creating working groups and the catering. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know. Simply e-mail



The goal of the TechMed Workshop Series ‘Remove the Barriers to Market Readiness’ is to offer and share knowledge and expertise. The substantive sessions are organized for researchers and (future) entrepreneurs in the medical device industry take place every month. It is the aim of the TechMed Series to bring medical innovations a TRL level further and closer to a successful market introduction. The fee for the workshop series must cover the costs, and are not for profit.

The TechMed Series "Remove the barriers to market readiness" is a one-year-course of workshops for (future) entrepreneurs and scientists in medical technology. The series covers the most important, but also most challenging topics required for the development and production of a safe, reliable and useful medical devices. Following the successes of the past years, we have updated the program to fit your needs on the road to market readiness. During the course of 1 year, 8 sessions are organized, taking place every month on an afternoon and focusing on one specific topic every session. During the sessions, you will work in groups to bring new knowledge to the test. There are no obligations, but we highly encourage you to bring your own case into the discussion! It is possible to attend the complete course, but also separate sessions.


1 of 8

Getting started with your CE mark.

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2 of 8

Involving end users in design process.

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3 of 8

Risk management.

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4 of 8

Software as a medical device.

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5 of 8

Clinical evaluation of your medical application.

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6 of 8

Prototyping and production of medical devices.

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7 of 8

Design verification & validation.

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8 of 8

Finding funding for your R&D.

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This session is part of the TechMed Workshop Series ‘Remove the Barriers to Market Readiness’. The events are organized for (future) entrepreneurs in the medical device industry, take place every month on an afternoon and focus on one specific topic every session. By sharing their knowledge and expertise in the TechMed Series the partners aim to bring medical innovations 1 TRL level further and closer to a successful market introduction. 

The TechMed Series is a spin-off from the TechMed Proeftuin, an initiative by Holland InnovativeUnitronPanton and the University of Twente