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FAQ

 

How will participants be selected?​

What are you going to do?

When and where is it?

How much does it cost?

Who will own the Intellectual Property?

Who are Eastern AHSN?

Who is running the Program?

How will participants be selected?

As soon as applications close, Studio Zao will create a shortlist of potential participants selected for the contribution, expertise and creativity they could bring to the program based on their application. Studio Zao and Eastern AHSN will then identify participants from the shortlist, and offer them to join the program. Once they accept, each participant will receive informational material and pre-reads to get ready for MedTechBoost.

What are you going to do?

  • Monday 2nd September: Team formation, problem identification and solution ideation

  • Tuesday 3rd September: Customer and stakeholders interviews, value proposition development, Mentors from sponsors and partners will support participants

  • Wednesday 4th September: Prototype design and development. Roadmap planning

  • Thursday 5th September: Business modelling and pitch preparation

  • Friday 6th September: Pitches to sponsors and partners,  networking drinks

When and Where is it?

The programme will take place at The Bradfield Centre in Cambridge from Monday 2nd September to Friday 6th September. The Bradfield Centre is a collaborative entrepreneurial community of Tech scale-ups housed in a stunning building at the heart of the Cambridge Science Park. Hosting hundreds of events per year, and working with Investors, the University of Cambridge & technology partners like Google, Amazon and Autodesk.


The address is: The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road, Milton, Cambridge CB4 0GA - travel information is available here.

How much does it cost?

It will be yours, or your team’s, responsibility to bear all accommodation, travel and food expenses resulting from the participation to TechBoost. In order to access the pitch, it’s mandatory to participate at least to 4 of the 5 days of the venture sprint.

 

You can find cheap options to sleep in Cambridge here - University Rooms for rent & Cambridge AirBnb

 

Who will own the Intellectual Property?

Notwithstanding the IP Policy from your current academic institution/employer, any background Intellectual Property or Invention that you bring to MedTechBoost, either as a team or as an individual, will be fully owned by you or by your team, and any Intellectual Property or Invention that you will develop during the program will be jointly owned by shared between the team that has contributed to develop it.

 

It will be yours and your teams' responsibility to agree the potential terms of future collaboration between you, your team and sponsors or supporters. Neither the organisers, the sponsors or the supporters of MedTechBoost will retain any ownership of the Intellectual property or invention, either background or developed during the program.

Who are Eastern AHSN?

Eastern Academic Health Science Network (Eastern AHSN) is one of 15 networks set up to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system, to improve health outcomes and generate economic impact. Eastern AHSN is a trusted networker, broker and change agent, bringing together life sciences, industry, NHS, academia, local government, the third sector, patients and patient groups. They build partnerships to accelerate the delivery of the latest technology and improvements in patient care.


Licensed by NHS England, they connect health and social care providers with researchers and industry to accelerate the spread of service and technology innovations. Their impact is felt across the region and beyond – in their first five years (2013-18) they have enabled £83m investment, introduced 17 health innovations adopted into the local health system and the NHS, and awarded 57 contracts to companies they work with.


https://www.eahsn.org/about/

Who is running the Program?

Based in London, Studio Zao is a team of innovators and entrepreneurs who help Universities students and large organisation develop entrepreneurial skills and transform innovation ideas into compelling pitches ready to raise funds. They work with Imperial College London, UCL, London School of Economics, Sony Music Entertainment, Pentland Brands (Lacoste, Berghaus, Ellesse), NHS Leadership Academy and Lean Startup co.