innovation for industry
GRENOBLE, France – Oct. 26, 2017 – Leti, a technological research institute at CEA Tech that has launched more than 60 startups, has created a Medtech Entrepreneur-In-Residence program to help bring to market creative devices and solutions that will address tomorrow's healthcare challenges.
Entrepreneurs who qualify to join the program will have access to Leti's state-of-the-art technological, preclinical and clinical platforms and its knowhow to design and create products or solutions and launch disruptive startups. Leti's global approach to developing medical technology is the result of the excellence, expertise and multidisciplinary approach of its researchers, its infrastructure and its strong relationships with leading medical-industry partners.
For the program's first participation challenge, Leti is targeting segments aligned with medical, industrial and societal needs. These include:
· Point-of-Care diagnosis,
· Internet of Things for healthcare, from prevention to treatment,
· and Medical Devices for innovative therapies such as drug delivery, physical effectors and bioelectronics.
Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from incubation periods of six to 12 months that includes:
· Access to Leti's research teams, laboratories and technical expertise (state-of-the-art clean-rooms, photonics, biological, chemistry, microfluidic, electronic, modeling, characterization, clinical and pre-clinical facilities)
· Identification of relevant Intellectual Property from Leti's portfolio of 2,760 patents
· Resources for the joint development of an IP-based proof-of-concept for the target market and application
· Access to Leti's startup program, and potentially to its partners' mentorship programs developed by companies such as URGO, on a case-by-case basis.
Applications are expected by December 15, 2017.
Application template : See link below
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.